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Southshire is a major port town in Alland, Shand on the South Sea. The climate here is tropical, and the town is known for ship-building and oranges. The town's peak of prosperity occurs after winter solstice, while the northern ports and mountain passes are still snowed in. Harbor costs are at a premium during this time.


  • The markets on Harbor Street include a chartmaker's stall, glassblowers, and snake venom sellers. Nomads from the Sanpashir Desert also bring goats to the market.
  • Fishnet Tavern is a local tavern on Harbor Street.
  • Marlin Tavern is a local tavern near the harbor.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: Arithon makes a stop here for fresh provisions and plans for his shipyard, while enroute to Innish.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5647: Lysaer travels to Southshire and wows the populace with a flashy show of old royalty and the prowess of his men in festival matches. The local city garrison is reduced to blustering incompetence. Lysaer spends the winter in the palace of the Supreme Mayor here.

Grand Conspiracy

Third Age 5654: Southshire is raided by Arithon's clan allies, raising sympathies for the cause of the Alliance.

Traitor's Knot

Third Age 5671 Arithon attempts to blunt sunwheel recruiting by tainting the free wine they distribute to prospective applicants.