(population: 50,000) An-Khara is the capitol city of the desert nation of Vilzar; the city was once once part of the ancient empire of Shorafa. The city located along the banks of the sacred Shorafa River.

An-Khara is home to the great palace of K’Nar Marom, and the great Pyramid of Velok. It is a city visited by few outsiders from the north, but feared by many. The city of An-Khara lies alongside both banks of the sacred Shorafa River; the only major source of water in the Sea of Sand.

In the center of the huge city is the Grand Plaza, on which sits the Great Pyramid. This enormous step-pyramid dominates the city skyline and is covered in exquisite black marble, inscribed with many magical runes to the Moon-Goddess of the Vilzari. Many religious ceremonies are held here on a daily basis. Many of these ceremonies involve human sacrifices to appease the Vilzari Goddess.


Thousands of years ago, this city was the capital of ancient Shorafa; Under the rule of the First Pharaoh of the Khufu Dynasty: An-Arak, the Shorafi people first built this city and the great pyramid of Velok within its center, but much of the knowledge of that ancient culture is now lost.