Hajra is the capital city of Sotat and has also a port. The city is on the western border of Sotat, on the shore of the Pebbled Sea. The King of Sotat is living there. Briar Moss grew up there until he was ten. He lived on the streets in Deadman's District and was part of a gang, the Lightnings, making his living with thieving. Twice between 1029 and 1035 KF a catching sickness befell the city, causing the angry mob of people who were panicking to start a riot. One time the mob even destroyed its own district out of fear of the sickness. The last epedemic Briar had witnessed in Hajra was cholera, the "dung disease".
While playing with some friends in the docks Briar once witnessed three ships coming into the harbor which had been attacked by pirates using battlefire, causing great damage to them. One of the ships still burned when it came in and sank in the harbor mouth, the other two were full of dead and wounded.
Hajra uses a three strike system to deal with thieves. The first time they're caught stealing an X is tattooed into the skin between their fingers. The second time a second X is added. The third time they are brought before the court for judgment. the punishment for three offences is usually hard labor.