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psamaris.jpg 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 1). The city was already in existence at the time of the construction of The Tower 2). 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.