...a small and rather dilapidated fortress built of undressed native stone.
A fortress in Chalion near the border with Ibra. It is located on a rocky spur surrounded by a pine forest.

Zavar is the site of an ambush set up by Ser dy Joal, Martou dy Jironal's stirrup-man, to try to kill Cazaril or at least stop his mission to negotiate Iselle and Bergon's marriage. Before Cazarils's party arrives, dy Joal's hired bandits had captured the fortress, raping and killing the cook and her 5-year-old son and also killing her husband and the castillar's elder son. The ambush is thwarted by the advance warning the ghosts of those killed give to Cazaril.