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Area between Hissar and Ubaryd

Ubaryd [OOb-ar-id] was one of the Holy Cities of Seven Cities. It was located on the south coast of the subcontinent on the Dojal Hading Sea.[1] It was a two month journey by land from Sekal.[2]

Before coming under the reign of the Malazan Empire, it was an independent city-state ruled by a Holy Falah'd. The last Holy Falah'd of Ubaryd was slain by Dassem Ultor during the Seven Cities campaigns.[3]

The city's palace was decorated with coral marble.[3]

The people were known as the Ubari.[4]

In Deadhouse Gates[]

During the Whirlwind Uprising the Malazan fleet at Ubaryd was forced to flee and tens of thousands of refugees were driven northeast into the Ubaryd Odhan. Fist Coltaine, fleeing Hissar and Kamist Reloe's Army of the Apocalypse, attempted to bring his Chain of Dogs to safe harbour in Ubaryd before discovering that the city had already fallen.[5]

At least three Ubari legions joined the Army of the Apocalypse against Coltaine at the Battle of Gelor Ridge.[6]

In House of Chains[]

While Adjunct Tavore Paran's Malaz 14th Army marched overland to confront the Army of the Whirlwind, Admiral Nok was tasked with recapturing the continent's port cities.[7] By the time the Adjunct reached Vathar Crossing, Nok had already taken Ubaryd. From a butte above the river, the Adjunct could see Nok's ships filling the city's harbour. Once secured, the city would be used to resupply her army.[8]

In Night of Knives[]

Temper recalled how he and Point of Dassem's First Sword had followed Dassem Ultor into the Palace of Ubaryd's Holy Falah'd after the fall of the city to the Malazans. Finding her bound and tortured by three Claws, Dassem granted her a mercy killing despite the assassins' protest.[3]

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