Calimshan was a nation which covered the southern corner of West Faerûn, including the Calim Desert and the Spider Swamp. Calishite was the name given to an inhabitant of Calimshan. “Calishites” was also used to describe the human ethnicity that appeared as though they came from Calimshan. Calimshan’s capital is the sprawling port-city of Calimport, home to emperor Syl-Pasha Kael Durnon and the many powerful wealthy nobles called pashas. Other major cities includes Memnon and the coastal city of Schamedar.