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Map showing the spread of the Pannion Domin.

The city-state of Lest was far to the east of the Free City of Darujhistan[1] and four days' march south of Capustan.[2] The walled city was known for its raised gardens.[3] Lest and the nearby city of Setta were producers of fine silks of pale yellow.[4]

The citizens were referred to as Lestari.[5]

A branch of the D'Arle noble merchant family lived in Lest. They were relatives of Kalan D'Arle of Capustan and Estraysian and Challice D'Arle of Darujhistan.[6]

In Memories of Ice[]

In the months leading to the Siege of Capustan, Lest was annexed by the Pannion Domin.[5][7] Like Setta and Maurik it was depopulated and emptied of life in the process. Only a few charred bones and the wreckage of burned buildings remained.[3] Survivors of the Lestari Palace Guard made their way to Capustan.[8]

After defeating Septarch Kulpath's forces at Capustan, Caladan Brood's army "liberated" Lest on its way to Maurik where it was to reunite with High Fist Dujek Onearm's allied army.[9]

Notes and references[]


  • Among the silks the man recognized the dyed lavender twists and bolts of Illem, the pale yellows of Setta and Lest - two cities to the southeast he knew had been annexed by the Pannion Seer in the last month - and the heavy bold twists of Sarokalle. • GotM, US HC, p.169


  1. Gardens of the Moon, Glossary, UK MMPB p.710
  2. Memories of Ice, Chapter 21, US SFBC p.752
  3. 3.0 3.1 Memories of Ice, Chapter 22, US SFBC p.790
  4. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 7, US HC p.169
  5. 5.0 5.1 Memories of Ice, Glossary, UK MMPB p.1183
  6. Memories of Ice, Chapter 14, US SFBC p.477
  7. Memories of Ice, Chapter 3, US SFBC p.100
  8. Memories of Ice, Glossary
  9. Memories of Ice, Chapter 18, US SFBC p.626
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