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16.12 Shallam, Jewel of the East
Known throughout Sapience as the Jewel of the East, the ancient city of Shallam was ravaged in 612 by the combined forces of Bal'met, the Worldreaver. Founded in the southeastern part of Sapience and situated at the bottom of the verdant Pash Valley, the city of Shallam stood as a golden beacon to those who gathered together under the banner of Good. As one of the oldest cities in the realm, sharing that title only with Ashtan, Shallam possessed a legacy that spanned thousands of years. Evolving from a small settlement founded by Sahart and his followers into a centre of culture and art, the city flourished over the years, its five great houses complementing one another along a common path. These houses were the Dawnstriders, the Crystalline Circle, the Empyreal Assembly, the Templars, and the Sentaari.