The Realm of Zerata
The Peoples’ Republic of Zerata
Population and Statistics
Zerata consists of 10 districts as defined by the Zerata IBI sub-bureau.
Total Population: 2,267, 438
Avg. District Pop.: 226,744
Zerata sprung up in the wake of Miryzeen’s destruction. As the Drow Rebellion gathered steam, people flocked to the coasts to flee the problem areas. Some of the wealthier citizens acquired ships and brought as many people as possible south across the Ulfgar Sea to land in current-day Mephecite. The city grew quickly, aided by the rapid influx of people and the combined expertise of some of Miryzeen’s finest builders and engineers. As virtually all of the population had fled from Miryzeen, Zerata was built on the principle of racial tolerance – with one exception: drow and other creatures of the underdark were not allowed to step foot on Zeratan soil.
The two main families that aided in the migration of people from Miryzeen to Zerata were the same two families that founded Mephecite. The Cannith family, consisting of mainly master builders and engineers, designed much of the city. The Syberys family, consisting mainly of masters of agriculture and transportation, helped start farms and ranches and began building Zerata’s road system.
By the end of the Drow Rebellion, Mephecite was a fortress town. Large siege walls surrounded the city, all buildings were made from magically reinforced stone, and even the port had fortifications built around it. Throughout the Rebellion the two founding families had been sending envoys to circle Miryzeen looking for refugees on the coasts. After the Drow War, these envoys were sent to look for survivors. Roads began to spiderweb across the realm. Paved roads were woven with magic that would repair any damage to them to to eliminate the need for constant upkeep. As new roads were built, civilization began to spread, especially along the eastern coast.