The overlord of Ethshar of the Sands is responsible for defending the borders east of the Great River, and to that end is supposed to maintain an army of 10,000 men, however the army was subsumed into the city guards a long time ago and no longer have any independent existence.
The Palace of Ethshar of the Sands is centrally located. It is domed and surrounded by a plaza and is the largest structure in the city. In 5227 YS a substantial part of the palace was destroyed by the Seething Death, which was only stopped by the application of Ellran's Dissipation. As a consequence the palace and the surrounding Plaza are in a null area to wizardry.
There is one main entrance/exit from the city, a large complex called Grandgate. The small port of Ethshar of the Sands needs frequent dredging, the entrance to which is marked by a the Great Lighthouse. The rest of the waterfront consists of beaches.
The vast majority of the buildings in Ethshar of the Sands are no taller than two stories high, due to the chance of subsidence into the sands for which the city is named.
The individuals who have held the title Overlord of Ethshar of the Sands, Triumvir of the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars, Commander of the Holy Armies and Defender of the Gods.
- Anaran of the Sands
- Edaran of Ethshar
- Edarth of the Sands
- Ederd of Ethshar
- Edarth II
- Ederd II
- Ederd III
- Ederd IV
- Ederd V