City-State of Eriskhar

Capital: Eriskhar
Total Population: 83,000 (84 % Eloysian, 15% Verassi, 1% other)
City Population: 54,000 (living within the walls)
Government: Monarchy
Current Leader: Raja Rhazhal Hafiz
Coat of Arms: purple & yellow butterfly on pale blue field
Exports: gold, silver, gems

Located in the midlands region of Azoria, within a secluded valley of the Slumbering Mountains, Eriskhar is a small, independent city-state.

For many centuries, the city has remained isolated, and has little contact with her landlocked neighbors. Most citywide trade is via the small Eris River, which carries barges of cargo down to the northern coast of the Gulf of Ankhara.

Erishkar derives most of its wealth from sales of gold, silver and gems that are mined in the pits of the Slumbering Mountains. These mines are worked by huge numbers of Tasloi slaves.

Local History

In the early days of the Eloysian Empire, Eriskhar was a powerful City-State, ruled by King Satiro. King Satiro foolishly defied Queen Lorica for several years and violated the treaties she has set forth; refusing tribute.

When the young Emperor Al'Dur came to power, Satiro believed that by making an alliance with King Tarxian of Oriad, together they could crush the so-called "boy-king" and destroy the power of Eloysia. Thus began the Tarxian Wars in the year AR 003. Contrary to all expectations, Al'Dur's armies swiftly defeated the armies of both Oriad and Eriskhar, despite his youth.


In the year AR 006, King Tarxian was slain at the Battle of Khamesh, and that same year his city was captured and sacked by the Eloysians. By AR 008, King Satiro wisely realized his futile position, and bent the knee. The City of Eriskhar surrendered and became subject to the Eloysian Empire for the next two millennia.

Even after the fall of the empire, Eriskhar has never again been a great power.