The city’s records are kept on eternal papyrus which can never crumble or rot away, and is taken from the hides of dragons and sphinxes. On these sheets are kept the thoughts of the great Zakarion sages, too wise to exist in the waking world. Zakarion is ruled by one of these sages, the wisest man that has ever existed.
The name Zakarion is of Greek origin and means “Wild , Barbarian , Uninhabited , Deserted , Savage , Brutal”
Zakarion is a common destination for seagoing vessels, traders, caravans, skygalleons and other travellers. It is a city as well as a region. In the city and immediate area around it some 1.2 million people live; in the lands itself no less than 3 million people live. It is a not unpleasant place to live, governed by a council of arcane spellcasters, but it is too much of a stretch to label the state a Magocracy.
Zakarion is more a small benevolent Kingdom governed by a council, with royalty and elected officials traditionally expected to be well-versed in the Arcane arts. Ther population is largely human, with some small elven (Aureannu and Lastrauri enclaves. There are few smaller folk such as gnomes of halflings, but there is a Yan Yok embassy. It is a civilized and ambundant place but humanoids, especially goblinoids are felt quite welcome in the city itself, and are routinely treated with suspicion.
A lone halforc travelling the countries is likely to be arrested, questioned, held imprisoned on no formal charges, but actual torture or murder would be rare in this place even for a full orc. Orcs and other such ilk would be chased away or killed straight when perceived as threatening. The most striking part of the country is it’s city. Zakarion is a beautiful city by any standard and almost as large as Rissen itself, housing half a million people. The central theme is a society obsessed with the sea, largely the result by the constant traffic with Celephais. In every building elements of the sea are processed in the shape of large seashells, coral and other materials taken from the sea. Many buildings have a maritime quality, suggestive of galleons or seashells or port, and always the warm pleasant climate, the everpresent seagulls, the hubhub of activity and the deeply ingrained respect for knowledge of all kinds.