Pahmey is a large city in western Qaelin, Eloria. Home to half a million people, Pahmey is the second largest city in Qaelin (following the capital of Yintao). Bailey Berin described the city as "a jumbled hive--a place of rickety workshops, soaring towers, dirty alleyways, and magnificent pagodas of gold and silver" and a city that "celebrates color and life".
Located north of the Inaro River , Pahmey's most distinguishable features are its many towers of crystals and glass, each glowing with inner lights. Once ruled by the Chanku warriors, Pahmey was later governed by a council of wise old elders.
Some locations in Pahmey include:
Minlao Palace: The palace from which the city elders govern. The tallest tower in Pahmey, it rises in the center of the city, topped with a glass dome.
The Green Geode: A pleasure house owned by Nukari. There he sells both hintan, an intoxicating spice, and the pleasures of the yezyani -- female entertainers trained to sing, dance, and flirt.
The Temple: a great temple with a glass dome where philosophers worship the stars.
The Night Castle: A great pagoda with five tiers of blue-tiled roofs. The main barracks of the citys' defenders.
The Fat Philospher: A rickety old tavern renowned for its mushroom stew.
Bluefeather Corner: A square in the dregs. Surrounding the square are the Fat Philosopher, an old soothsayer, a seashell shop, and a corral of bluefeathers-for-hire.
Soot Valley: The industrial neighborhood of the city. Smiths, masons, tanners, weavers, cobblers, and dozens of other masters labor here in squat shops.
The Market: A sprawling labyrinth of streets and alleyways lined with peddler stalls.
The Boardwalk: A bustling hub of fishermen and traders located outside the city walls along the Inaro river.
The Library: A towering dome full of books and scrolls.