Sabak is the capital of the Kardossi Peninsula, and the country’s one true city. The city is built on the delta where several of the Peninsula’s larger rivers run into the ocean, and is home to a large maritime trade industry.
Sabak is a relatively new city, built organically in the last century as the various tribes of the Peninsula realized that they needed a port if they were going to effectively trade with other countries. Its architecture is a patchwork of wood and masonry buildings, built upon a raised framework, keeping the city dry above the delta’s unpredictable tidal flows.
Sabak has a dedicated and brutally effective police force, charged with keeping the peace for a city of foreign nationals in a country that is not known for its hospitality. Crimes are punished harshly, with public beatings, execution, or incarceration in a large prison barge that travels along the Kardossi coast. Sentences are measured in trips- approximately once every six weeks, the barge makes port in Sabak to take on supplies and transfer prisoners, which counts as one ‘trip’.