Sesemalex Dar is a Makabaki city, capital of the kingdom of Emul, and one of the most ancient cities on Roshar. It is at the center of the Eighty's War (i.e., the Emuli-Tukari conflict). The war has been going on for six years at the time of the fall of Vedenar.
Sesemalex Dar is built in giant troughs. The particular pattern in which it's designed protects it against highstorms. Each trough has a lip at the side, keeping water from streaming in off the stone plain around it. That, mixed with a drainage system of cracks, protects the city from flooding.
History and Culture
The city's pattern is central to the Emuli religion. It is a major waypoint in the southwest, a wondrous place, filled with exotic travelers.
A foreigner can take dinner at any residence he calls upon, assuming he is respectful and offers a gift of fruit. The people are most interested in exotic fruits.
The Emuli legal system is very lenient toward foreigners. A man who is not of their nationality cannot own a home or shop, but when one visits, he is treated as a relative who has traveled from afar, to be shown all kindness and leniency.