Sembia is a young country of considerable wealth and prosperity governed by its merchants. It is located on the north-western coast of the Sea of Fallen Stars, which puts it in the way of many trade routes. Sembia is not particularly war-like, preferring to keep to themselves and their money, but they have gone to war with the Dalelands and Elves in Cormanthor before, allied with Hillsfar and Zhentil Keep. In the middle of the war however, they switched sides and fought with the elves against human and infernal armies alike. Miklos Selkirk was responsible for this shift.A person from Sembia is known as a Sembite or a Semmite. Sembite is used more commonly in the north of Sembia and the Dragonreach, whereas Semmite is used more commonly in the south.
Selgaunt, a large city on the coast of Sembia, is governed by merchant lords called the Old Chauncel, comprising of prosperous households such as the Uskevren, Foxmantle, and others.