Spor is the central locus of Yew, just as the Emerald City lies at the center of Oz. Yet the two places are very different. While the Emerald City is powerfully positive in its influences, Spor was a bandit land, ruled by the mysterious King Terribus, and populated by "giants with huge clubs, and dwarfs who threw flaming darts, and the stern Gray Men of Spor, who were the most frightful of all." The other peoples of Yew were pleased if the denizens of Spor came to rob them only once a year.
The Royal Dragon of Spor is one of the land's most notable features.