Welcome to the shadows.
The city of Lankhmar, the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes, the City of the Black Toga, is the center of civilization. At least, that’s what most Lankhmarts think, and who's going to argue with them? It is a great metropolis, the height of civilization, with every known pleasure and commodity available to those who know where to look. But it’s also a city of danger, of sinister forces, of depravity and death. It is a place filled with thieves, assassins, nobles, ladies of the night, merchants, soldiers, and yes, more thieves.
Lankhmar is richly described as a populous, labyrinthine city rife with corruption; it is decadent and squalid in roughly equal parts and said to be so shrouded by smog that the stars are rarely sighted (the city's alternate name is "The City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes"). Located next to the Inner Sea, Lankhmar is visited by ships from across Nehwon and is the starting point for many sea voyages.