Pyramid of Velok

The Pyramid of Velok is an enormous temple dedicated to the Moon-God of the Vilzari people; located within the city of An-Khara.

This magnificent pyramid dominates the skyline of the Vilzari capitol city, and is considered one of the greatest man-made structures anywhere on Corwyn. It is designed as a step pyramid; covered in exquisite, black marble to reflect the Sun's power, and covered in many magical runes and glyphs dedicated to both the Sun-God and Moon-God of Vilzar. Its vast inner chambers hold untold plundered wealth from a thousand conquests and a hundred fallen nations. All are now held as tributes to Velok.

Over the centuries, the pyramid gained quite a sinister reputation. Many thousands of victims have been sacrificed atop the pyramid to the Vilzari Moon-God to appease him. The Order of Venhazzi, the priestly order that runs the temple, is so violent and bloodthirsty that its clerics feared even by other Vilzari. The pyramid had been the source of many a legend due to its reputation as the holding crypt for every major Vilzari hoard of conquest for the last millennia. Over the centuries, many bold adventurers have died attempting to plunder the extremely well-guarded temple-pyramid, or to learn its ancient secrets.

What few realize is that the pyramid is far older than the Vilzari civilization built around it. The Pyramid was first built by the Shorafi people as a temple to Marzok, and was a centerpiece of the ancient realm of Shorafa. In ancient Shorafi times, this pyramid was actually dedicated to the Sun-God Marzok, and was called the: "Temple of the All-Seeing Eye"