Outcasts of Faerûn
Marsember (the City of Spices) is a metropolis and the busiest port in Cormyr, situated on the west bank of the mouth of the Starwater River. It is based upon trade and lies on sandy islands in swampy terrain, making use of canals that double as open sewers, often causing a stench problem in warm periods, but preventing the water from freezing during the cold periods. Open areas of solid ground are a rarity here. In 1368 DR, the population was as high as 46,000, but is now (as of 1372 DR) reduced to around 36,000. The population swells by up to twenty percent each year during the fishing season. Marsember is often shrouded in mist.
Inhabitants of Marsember are known as Marsembians, or rarely Marsembans.