Sultanate of Kashar

The Sultanate of Kashar was a powerful Kashardi nation which once held sway over the Valley of Lost Cities, and the surrounding region.

Thousands of years ago, the Sultanate of Kashar and its capital of Zangaro were founded by a heroic figure known as "Khem;" the first Sultan of the Kashardi people and the person they are named for.

The Sultanate was centered around the magnificent city of Zangaro, which was said to the grandest and wealthiest city in the known world.

Zangaro was far older than any of the other ancient cities in the Valley, pre-dating the others by several centuries.

The city boasted many lavish palaces and tall towers, and its citizens were wealthy and highly sophisticated. Zangaro traded with ancient settlements as far away as Ko-Dan and Varistan, and its rulers controlled all of, what is known today as, the "Valley of Lost Cities."

Religion was sacred to the people of Zangaro and it is known they worshiped a series of Gods from the sea; known as "the Deep Ones." Unfortunately, these sea-dwelling beings worshiped by the Zangarans may have been the source of their downfall.

The Satrapies

Under a famous leader named Khem, the Kashardi expanded from Zangaro to control the entire region. They built several more cities, all of which came under control of the Sultan of Kashar. These six cities became Satrapies of the Sultanate;

The Fall of Zangaro

Legend has it that the Deep Ones became angry with the unbridled pride and greed of the peoples of Zangaro. One night, after a massive celebration, the city went to sleep.

In the darkness, a strange green mist enveloped the city. Soon, cries and screams were heard throughout the streets. In the morning, a great tidal wave crashed through the entire city; utterly destroying it.

The following day, the entire population of Zangaro had disappeared; not even drowned corpses could be found amongst the shattered ruins. From that time after, the city ruins have been avoided by the Kashardi people out of fear and superstition.

When the Sultanate and its magnificent city were destroyed by these mysterious events, most written records were lost; therefore little is known of the Kashardi culture today.

Several scholars have theorized that these ancient "Deep-Ones," were in fact, an aquatic race called the Kopru, who may have conquered the city and taken its population back to their watery realm as slaves.

Today, only a few stones and blocks along the shores of the Bloody Coast remain to mark Zangaro's location.