The Deskari

An ancient lost human civilization of ethnic Kratheri, once located in the center of the Continent of Za'Har. The ancient Deskari people created a brutal and terrifying civilization that worshiped Demons and Dark Gods, and made widespread use of human sacrifice to honor those Gods. For fresh supplies of sacrificial victims, the Deskari made war upon their neighbors; the human tribes of the Olman, who were forced to flee the continent in large numbers.
Ultimately, the Deskari and their capital city of Mendev were destroyed and the region succumbed to evil forces from the Abyss, and hosts of demons and other terrible creatures now freely roam here.

Very little is known about the Deskari, as all written records were lost. A few sages and scholars in Khalifar have studied the ancient Deskari culture and believe that their demon-worshiping practices directly led to the destruction of their civilization and the creation of the Blight.