Lost Olman Empire

In the Third Age, the Olman people had established a great civilization on the Continent of Za'har, which prospered for many centuries. In the late Third Age, the Olman were threatened with invasion by their neighbors; the cruel, Demon-Worshiping Deskari peoples of Khorovia. Around the year 750/3, because of this deadly threat, the entire Olman population began migrating east across the Wyn Myr, leaving the continent of Za'har forever. This event was aptly called "the Great Migration."

The fleeing Olman first settled on several island chains in the Shining Sea, most importantly, first the Saffron Isles and later, the Isle of Dread. It was on the Isle of Dread, the Olman established their most famous famous city-state: Thanaclan. Years later, the Olman landed on the eastern shores of Avokhar, and began moving inland into the vast Sanjaara Jungle. Still other Olman tribes migrated north onto the Continent of Iskandar, but what became of those tribes in unknown. From their colonies on the Isle of Dread and the Saffron Isles, the Olman migrated further east to the Continent of Avokhar, where they soon settled the vast Sanjaara Jungle.


For the next several decades the Olman expanded their holdings in the Sanjaara Jungle, establishing seven huge city-states across the continent of Avokhar. Eventually, these seven city-states became part of the greater Olman Empire. For several hundred years, the Olman Empire on Avokhar prospered; its civilization was one of great complexity, wealth, and artistry. The Olman Empire eventually crumbled, after suffering decades of disease, civil war, religious strife, and foreign invasions.

The Olman Empire was ultimately destroyed by its rival; the Eloysian Empire. In the year AR 485, Emperor Abu-Malik invaded Olman territory, in a devastating campaign that resulted in much death and destruction. The last Olman city-state; Tamoachan, fell to the Eloysians in the year AR 492, and the Olman Empire on Avokhar came to its tragic end.

By the end of the Fourth Age, all that remained of the once-great Olman Empire on Avokhar were the ruins of its seven cities throughout the Sanjaara Jungle, including the former cities of Alocotla and the capital city of Tamoachan. The Olman city of Thanaclan was destroyed in a magical cataclysm called the Savage Tide; which gave birth to the ominous name; "Isle of Dread".

Today, the only known surviving remnant of the ancient Olman Empire, which once encompassed nine different cities, several large island-chains, and nearly half of the Sanjaara Jungle on Avokhar, has been reduced to a single, small city-state of Xamaclan, located in the remote Olman Islands.