The Harbour Bridge area of Kharé[1]

For other uses of Kharé - Cityport of Traps, see Kharé - Cityport of Traps (disambiguation)

Welcome to Kharé

Kharé - Cityport of Traps is a city in the Old World.

Khare east view

A view of Kharé[2]

Khare view1

A view of Kharé[3]


The origins of Kharé are obscure. Some have it that it grew up around the only ford across the great Jabaji River between the Earth End Coastline and Lake Lumlé. Others say that it began as a camp of River Pirates who preyed on those transporting cargo between Lake Lumlé and the Kakhabad Sea. Whatever the truth, it grew quickly from a village to a city, attracting settlers, many of nefarious character, from the lands around.[4] At some point in its history, the city was enclosed by the Great Wall of Kharé, in a bid to protect it from the Baklands to the north and the Shamutanti Hills to the south.

Over time, an elaborate system of "Traps" were placed around the city by the more lawful citizens in an attempt to protect themselves from the multitude of beggars, thieves, murderers and hostile populations of non-Humans who had also made Kharé their home.[5]

r of Kharé

  • d20: Alderay's harsh rule


Kharé is more or less circular in shape, although the circle may be somewhat flattened on its northern side.

The city, which lies entirely within the Great Wall of Kharé, straddles the great Jabaji River. The Jabaji River divides the city into two, the North Side and the South Side, and these two halves of Kharé are connected by the Harbour Bridge, the only crossing of the river.

Kharé Map

A map of Kharé


Little is known of the form of governance in Kharé. It may be assumed, although outright confirmation is lacking in Fighting Fantasy canon, that the Nobles of Kharé rule the city, or are, at the very least, citizens of considerable power and influence there. Whoever rules the city is doubtless responsible for the guards who man the North Gate and the South Gate - at least some of whom are from Mauristatia (see Crolian for further details).


It is not the known what the exact population of Kharé is, though there is plenty of information on the inhabitants. The species and creatures residing in or visiting Kharé when the Analander passed through included the following:

Notable ResidentsEdit

Places of NoteEdit

The TrapsEdit

Further NotesEdit

Like some other names in the Sorcery! series, Kharé is named after a place in Nepal, in this case the village of Khare in the northeast of the country.


  1. Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - Inside Front Cover
  2. The Crown of Kings - 800
  3. Kharé - Cityport of Traps - 1
  4. Kharé - Cityport of Traps - 1
  5. Kharé - Cityport of Traps - 1; Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - 20/??
  6. The Shamutanti Hills - Map; Kharé - Cityport of Traps - Map; The Seven Serpents - Map; The Crown of Kings - Map
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