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Samaris is an Obscure City that sits almost exactly on the Equator, close to the Sea of Silences, hence its damp climate. A protectorate of Xhystos, ruled by a Governor, it has for emblem the Drosera and it is apparently physically impossible to take photographs . The city was already in existence at the time of the construction of The Tower 1). It is quite isolated and difficult to reach; those travellers who come back are often struck by the Samaris Effect, a strange mental confusion about time and space 2).