El-Hime is the only port town in the Hashim region and is a key point for traders who do not wish to travel to the capital itself.
It has a high walled harbour which has been its defence from attack by the sea for several centuries and until the Oligarchs rebuilt decrepit Hashim rivaled the capital itself for wealth. It has rich fertile land all around which is a rarity in Hashim. East of the town are the Himen lowlands and prior to the Oligarchs taking over Hashim the Nobility of El-Hime had good relationships with the Halflings that live there.
To the west is the great Wyvern Delta. It is a swamp with all manner of aquatic & semi-aqutic beasts that call it home. Smugglers were known to dread the watchtowers that extend several miles down the coast away from the Wyvern Delta. However with the upturn in slavery it has been difficult for the Nobles in El-Hime to find soldiers to man the watchtowers and so smuggling has risen especially since the Kromarch closed the doors of The Citadel.