Established before the days of Entharion the Wise
is a tiny hamlet in the Southlands in the Land of Frobozz
by the coast
the Great Sea
near Borphee Harbor
. Accardi's most famous geographic
feature is the nearby Razor
, a deadly chasm carved by a branch of the Borphee River
. The blue
waters and sands make Accardi's beach the finest in the province.
Accardi known for its fine ale and addictive cigars. The famous weapon
shop, once owned by the Enchantress Y'Gael
before the close of the Second Age of Magic, still stands near the
bridge leading out of town, where lethal instruments of iron and steel
crowd every inch of the tiny establishment.
During the reign of Entharion the Wise, Borphee was divided into
the incomplete province of Mauldwood, in which Accardi was a part of
until Pseudo-Duncanthrax reunited the torn land into the Greater
Borphee province in the mid-seventh century. Because most
enchanters prefer the quiet of a town such as Accardi over the hustle
and bustle of a larger city, Accardi has become a center of the magic
industry. The Accardi Guild of Enchanters, was the first and most
famous of its kind, founded at the end of the seventh century following
the Unnatural Acts (672 GUE). It was one of the most
influential Guilds in the entire land, and has given rise to such
magic-users as the Wizard
Until the collapse of the First Age of Magic (966 GUE), the city grew
crowded with autograph seekers and hopeful young apprentices; and the
night streets were no longer a place to be alone, decayed with thieves
and hooligans preying upon the luckless.
When the Guild Revolts of Accardi and Borphee erupted in 873, no
troops were sent to quell the
violence, as the forces of government in the east became increasingly
concerned with the nursing health of king Idwit Oogle Flathead.
the fall of the Great Underground Empire in 883 GUE, many of the unified
city-states that had made up of Quendor re-emerged as independent
powers. Throughout this time, Accardi and Borphee maintained close communication.
The terrible giant Amathradonis
for many centuries. He was finally vanquished by Belboz the Necromancer
in 952 GUE, when the enchanter used showy pyrotechnical magic to
destroy the giant. As a reward the grateful townspeople gave him a
beautiful woven wall hanging, which was a piece of local handiwork.