Emperor Mazur Kharata; "Mazur the Destroyer"

Emperor Mazur Kharata was the thirteenth ruler of the Eloysian Empire, who reigned on the Jade Throne between the years AR 220 to AR 245.

Mazur was infamous as a military conqueror; his unquenchable thirst for conquest and destruction were without equal in the history of Azoria.

In his first major campaign after assuming the imperial throne, Emperor Mazur conquered the City-State of Na'Jath in the year AR 228.

As testament to his cruelty; even after the Overlord of Na'Jath surrendered his city and opened its gates to the Eloysian army, Mazur ordered the city raped and pillaged anyway.

In the year AR 237, Emperor Mazur gained the dark moniker "Mazur the Destroyer," when he betrayed and invaded the neighboring realm of Sha'Dur.

This brutal conflict came to be called the War of Black Flame, and cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

That war ended with the complete destruction of the Shadurian capital of Garuda.


In the year AR 231, Mazur turned his attention to the small nation of Kendar. His demands for tribute were rebuffed by the Kendar. In a fit of rage, he ordered the realm conquered.

That year, Mazur sent a huge army of Eloysian, troglodyte, and Tasloi soldiers to conquer the Kendari people.

When they arrived at the fortress of Ironspike, the imperial armies had never come up against its Ralani-built stone battlements.

For three, bloody years they repeatedly assaulted the fortress, at a futile cost of over 50,000 dead. Emperor Mazur is said to be have so furious he executed all his generals involved in the campaign.


Emperor Mazur is best known as the "Destroyer" because of his ruthless military campaign against Sha'Dur and its capitol city of Garuda in AR 237.

It is unknown exactly why Mazur chose to turn on Sha'Dur (a long-time allied nation) and utterly destroy them, but two theories have been put forth by sages.

As had been tradition for centuries; as a child, young prince Mazur had a Shadurian tutor named Bakir, who was sent from the Prestige Academies of Garuda to tutor the young prince.

Mazur intensely disliked his tutor, whom he found arrogant and condescending. His hatred of his childhood teacher was so great that even twenty-five years later, when Garuda was burning after Mazur's bloody conquest; he ordered the elderly Bakir brought within sight of the city and tied to a post to watch his city burn for the rest of his days.

The second theory is that Mazur was in league with a group of treacherous Rakshasa, who convinced him to destroy Sha'Dur.

It must be remembered that at that time, the Rakshasa had long been enslaved by the Shadurians. Originally, these creatures were magically bred by the Iridescent Order to serve as slaves.

Because of this, Rakshasa had long held a deep hatred for their masters. It is said that the Rakshasa willingly entered into a pact with Mazur to become his servants in exchange for the destruction of their hated creators.

Whatever the reasons, the Realm of Sha'Dur was a long-time ally and friend to the Eloysians, and in return, Emperor Mazur cruelly betrayed them and destroyed their entire culture.