"Azim Balda stands at the meeting of many roads and from it the posts of the Tisroc ride on swift horses to every part of the empire: and it is one of the rights and privileges of the greater Tarkaans to send messages by them."
Aravis, talking about her escape[src]

Azim Balda was a city in the Calormene Empire. It was described by Aravis as being "at the meeting of many roads". There was a good post system there, with all the Tarkaans being able to send messages to others. This was done by the many messengers, including the Chief of the Messengers in the house of Imperial Posts. Aravis went to the Chief of Messengers to send a message to her father in the words of Ahoshta Tarkaan to explain her disappearance.

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