Saga of Jaraah
Started as a military outpost which grew quickly as refugees from the historical territory of the Kingdom of Yazd fled before the Claacos onslaught, New Zarch was built quickly and sloppily. Most of the buildings are wood and bear a close resemblance to military barracks. Fire is a constant fear and large sections of New Zarch have burned down with deadly consequences at various times. New Zarch is overcrowded, unsanitary, and increasingly lawless. Its desperate citizens scrounge for a life as best they can. The nobility have increasingly taken to maintaining private armies and engaging in questionable enterprises including fencing, smuggling, poaching, kidnapping, slavery, outright theft, and even piracy.