Map Letheras

Central Letheras

Letheras was the capital city of the Empire of Lether. It was the site of the Imperial Palace and was crisscrossed by canals.

It was the most populous city in the Letherii Empire with over a hundred thousand residents.[1]

History Edit

According to Janath Anar, the Engineer Keden Qan discovered that the site of the city of Letheras had actually been used as a site for a city before, one that pre-dated even the Jaghut and the Azath House present there.[2]

"Now, what were the details of this unknown complex? Well, for one, it was self-contained, walled, entirely covered by multilevel roofing – even the plazas, alleys and streets. As a fortress, it was virtually impregnable. Beneath the intricately paved floors and streets, there was a second even more defensible city, the corridors and tunnels of which can now be found as an integral part of our sewer outflow.

In short, Letheras, the colony of the First Empire, was founded upon the ruins of an earlier city, one whose layout seemed to disregard the presence of the Jaghut towers and the Azath, suggesting that it pre-dates both.

―Janath Anar, on Keden Qan's discoveries[src]

Icarium visited the city in ancient times and constructed a mysterious device beneath it.

Letheras may have been build on the site of the ancient Jaghut capital of Omtose Phellack. The Seregahl who were released from the dying Azath House in Letheras in Midnight Tides, were imprisoned there when Hood challenged them to prove their worth as the vanguard of the army which was assembling to march on Death itself. In exchange, the Azath House released Gethol, brother of Gothos.[3]


The Merchant Tolls, a kind of stock market, listed Letheras' gross value at between twelve and fifteen Peaks with possibly another five buried.[4]

Crime and PunishmentEdit

See also: The Drownings

Criminals who could not pay the fines to expunge their records were sentenced to swim the Quillas Canal while weighted down with coin. Few survived, and large crowds observed and placed wagers on the outcome.[5]


One of the holiday festivals celebrated by the people of Letheras was dedicated to the Errant. The festival was accompanied by frenzied wagering at the Special Drownings, which were reserved for the most notorious criminals. According to Tehol Beddict, the city's wealthy class used the festival to make public displays of their indolence.[6]

Districts Edit

  • Counters' Quarter[7]
  • Creeper District
  • Down Markets
  • Drownings District
  • Far Reaches District
  • North Tiers District
  • Peaks District
  • Prostitutes' District[8]
  • Pursers' District[9] (or Purser's District)[10]
  • South Tiers District
  • Up Markets

Roads, Squares etc. Edit

Places of interest Edit


Known Canals Edit

Notes and referencesEdit