Emperor Mazur Kharata; "Mazur the Destroyer"
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The thirteenth Eloysian Emperor, who reigned 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 Avokhar. Emperor Mazur first conquered the City-State of Na'Jath in the year AR 228, and as testament to his cruelty; even after the Overlord of Na'Jath surrendered his city and opened its gates to the Eloysians, 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 came to be called the War of Black Flame, and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. That war ended with a victory for Mazur and the complete destruction of the Shadurian capitol city of Garuda.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST KENDAR


In the year AR 231, Mazur's demands for tribute were rebuffed by Kendar and, in a fit of rage, he ordered the realm conquered. That year, Mazur sent a huge army of human, troglodyte, and Tasloi soldiers to conquer the Kendari people. The Eloysian armies had never come up against the Ralani-built stone battlements of the fortress of Ironspike. 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.

THE GREAT BETRAYAL OF SHA'DUR


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. First, as a child, young prince Mazur had a Shadurian tutor named Bakir. Bakir was sent from the Prestige Academies of Gaurda to tutor the young prince; as had been tradition for all Eloysian Emperors for centuries. 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 were long-enslaved by the Shadurians. They were orignally,bred magically by the Iridescent Order to serve as slaves, and had 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 long-time ally and friend to the Eloysians, and in return, Emperor Mazur betrayed them and destroyed their entire culture.