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Lankhmar is the most ancient, mighty, prosperous, cosmopolitan, and decadent city in all the world of Nehwon. On its teeming streets sleek merchants rub shoulders with all manner of tradesmen, the ever-present soldiers, elusive pickpockets, seedy fortunetellers, and pestilent beggars. Its dim paths are full of rogues, alleybashers, fences, prostitutes, sorcerers, and necromancers. Lankhmar is home to every conceivable vice as well as some too vile to think of. It is also home to untold virtue, but virtue doesn’t pay as well. Known as the City of Seven-Score Thousand Smokes, Lankhmar is continually cloaked in the ghostly fog that rolls in off the Great Salt Marsh, and in smoke from the countless hearths and foundries within its own walls. Only rarely, with a strong wind from the Outer Sea, does the veil of smog part to reveal the sky above.

Despite the smoke that perpetually wreathes it, Lankhmar is well known as a city of splendors. The temples along the Street of the Gods are magnificent edifices bespeaking the glory of their patrons. The citadel and the rainbow palace dominate the city skyline and only barely outdo the opulence of the palaces of the noble district below. Within Lankhmar’s markets anything may be bought or sold—especially the Bazaar of the Bizarre, where only strange, exotic, or sorcerous wares are traded. Within the cash district craftsmen make the finest arms, artworks, and artifacts. At night lovers and those who seek love frequent the Park of Pleasures. Those with darker desires visit the Plaza of Dark Delights, where the Shrine of the Black Virgin watches over throngs of necromancers, alchemists and more dubious purveyors.

Geography and Trade
The Gods of Lankhmar
The Gods in Lankhmar
Politics, the other religion in Lankhmar
Factions in Lankhmar
The Quarters of the City
The Peoples of Nehwon
Languages of Nehwon
Other Lands of Nehwon
Currency in Nehwon

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