Giranhad was a city that existed on the Aboriac Sea, south of Rhythis. The city sank into the sea on Dalan the 4th, 1319 Avard. Giranhad was a major port city, and the bedrock of the Inquisition's excursions into the west. The Third and Fourth Crusades both sailed from Giranhad, a wealthy and powerful city.
The city was warned of its imminent destruction by a prophecy, and many of its people evacuated to Sandar, Kur Maeth, and Al Fahim. Those that could not evacuate – the poorest or those that could not fit on the ships – perished. The maelstroms that exist where Giranhad was are haunted, warning seagoers that the Sea of Kiriath is haunted.