Hanshire is a port city in Korias, Tysan, on the shore of the Westland Sea. Before the rebellion it was a prime Paravian port of Tysan, having a generous cove harbor. The city is built from ancient blue slate and red-gold sandstone.
The mayors of the city have maintained a positive outlook on the works of the Koriathain, and its top officials work closely with the Enchantresses, even after the rebellion. The Lord Mayor keeps a group of scryers in the palace to report on inbound ships to the harbormaster.
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Traitor's Knot.|
The bargain between the mayor and the Koriathain started after the rebellion and is renewed at each generation and usually arranges for buildings, land, or labor in exchange for aid from the sorceresses. When the time came for the bargain to be renewed with Lord Mayor Garde's son, Sulfin Evend, the Koriathain demanded his gifted offspring instead.
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Stormed Fortress.|
The city has a tiered layout, with high turrets for signal fires. The land entry is marked by a stone gate of black basalt. The hall of state sits between central guard keeps overlooking the bluffs.
Role in the Story
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.|
Third Age 5016: The Mayor of Hanshire arranges a clandestine meeting between select councilmen of Hanshire, the Koriathain (represented by Morriel Prime) and the Gray Kralovir (represented by Taranthine and another necromancer). This is followed by a more private meeting between the Mayor and Morriel to discuss the particulars of Koriani participation.
Curse of the Mistwraith
Ships of Merior
- When signal fires burn during the day, the high council believes that war is possible.
- The guards of Hanshire wear red surcoats.