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The Minarborian core of Sansabury is itself a relic of a bygone age. Nowadays the city is a popular tourist venue for Benacians getting away from the congested modernity of Merensk, Ketherist pilgrims from Kalgachia visiting the way stations of their diaspora away from the Old Imperium, and the mysterious cowed acolytes of the entity known only as Mondo, whose business in the city remains less widely known.
The frontage of the Ouroboros Club, former meeting place of the Minarborian elite and a typical example of Sansabury's architecture. An outbreak of disco on its basement dance floor was subsequently recognised by historians as the 'point of no return' in Minarboria's demise - striking down the empire's most senior cleric with an incurable case of Thanksday Night Fever and precipitating the collapse of the Minarborian church, taking with it all hope of government continuity after the demise of the undead ruling class.

Sansabury, formerly the capital of the Minarborian Empire, colloquially known as the Shrubbery for its ruined central government complexes. Notable for its intricate and arcane architecture. Once the seat of government for the State of Lywall, a protectorate of Shireroth, and now the citadel and fortified cantonment of the Central Banner Group of Benacia Command, from whence the Governorate of Upper Lywall is ruled on behalf of the Unified Governorates of Benacia. The city's adjacent aerodrome is key hub for the Aviation Forces of the Black Legions. The city itself is noted for its academic institutions, its legacy Minarborian architecture, and for being the home of Schleps Gin.

Whilst the Minarborian capital, Sansabury had served as the seat of the Lich Empress and her Necrarchs, and - reputedly - as residence of their deity, Minarbor, Himself. It is situated on a large, shallow mound within a meander of the River Lichovina. It is the eastern terminus of the Lywall, a long system of fortifications extending from the western extremity of the protectorate at Klymhigh. These fortifications were built to protect the landing zone established by the fleeing Shirerithian emigres who first founded the so-called Shrublands. These same walls, re-purposed to repel the unwanted attentions of Tee-als, envelop Sansabury itself in what would be a perfect circle, were it not for not-insignificant portions of the wall that have been slighted by aerial bombardments, artillery barrages and the furtive burrowing of certain oversized mammals that have no business existing in this green and pleasant land.


Sansabury lies a little west of the ruins of the Ashkenatzan city of Mikrashot, which were much pillaged for the contruction of Sansabury although certain features have been preserved as antiquities. The river Lichovina seperates the two areas, that were once linked by a single bridge constructed for easy defensive demolition in the Lichbrookian fashion. Beside the demolished bridge can be viewed the remains of two, no less ruined, pontoon bridges, one Kalgachi from the fleeting occupation, the other Shirerithian laid down by the Corps of Auxiliaries and promptly demolished by a suicide attack launched by the remaining living followers of the Black Regiment of Mors Nerrolar, whom they had for some inexplicable reason come to venerate in his long absence. A slightly more robust, albeit cratered, bridge allowed access to Sansabury from the south, and the road to the north generally kept to the west bank of the old Lichovina. These three points of access are the only public means to enter Sansabury, and traffic through them was formerly screened to a certain degree by the Lichniks, the Reapers and other watchful authorities of the Minarborian state - their place now being taken by Public Order Troops assigned from the Corps of Auxiliaries (what they lack in competence they make up for with zeal in the application of their cudgels).

Sansabury Aerodrome

Łoïdhafen Sansabury
Code: SAN
Airport type Military / light civil aviation
Owner/Operator Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
Serves Sansabury
Location Sansabury, Governorate of Upper Lywall
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,000 1,829 SMT