New Meybod was selected as a city site because of its proximity to some massive, natural coal deposits. It is also close to some tar pits. Extracting these materials for export is the primary economic activity in the area.
In 4384, the Duke of Meybod, Rur of House Kanska, accompanied Xelem XV on his ill-fated southern conquest against the Claacos. The Duke was a trusted adviser of the Emperor’s and led a substantial part of the Sob-Rooz army. The Duke perished along with Xelem XV and the entire army somewhere south of New Darin. Having been severely weakened, Sob-Rooz was left vulnerable (see Xelem XV and XVI). House Kanska still holds the Duchy of New Meybod.