Kurzan was a city on the eastern coast of Bael north of the River Thin's delta. It was either a Nabrajan city or contained a significant Nabrajan population. A trade road ran inland from Kurzan past rolling farmlands to the steppes. Large numbers of ships passed through the city supporting Nabrajan mercantile operations.
The Crimson Guard camped below Kurzan while their commander Shimmer negotiated for the ships required to transport the Guard to Stratem. When negotiations fell through, the Guard seized the ships defeating a Kurzan counterattack of soldiers and mages.