Sanjaara Jungle
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The "Sanjaara;" as it is commonly called, is an enormous rain forest that stretches across two-thirds of the continent of Avokhar. Because of its dense and impenetrable nature, many regions of this vast jungle are unexplored and unknown even to this day. The Sanjaara is, by far, the largest jungle region in the known world of Oris. The Sanjaara was once the home to several lost civilizations; most importantly, the enormous Eloysian Empire and its capitol city of Sanjakar, but the great jungle has consumed them all. The jungle is also home to the Sanjaara River; the greatest river in the known world. The Sanjaara was once also home to the city S'serrak; the capitol of Nagendra, a realm of serpent-folk that once ruled much of the Sanjaara, eons ago, and the lost civilization of Sha'Dur and its magnificent city of Garuda.

HISTORY


As with most places in the world, the first human occupants of the Sanjaara Jungle are lost to the mists of time. Around 4,000 years ago, scattered tribes of primitive humans known as the Kunda wandered the southern region of jungle, farming small plots and raising small herds of various beasts. These settlements were never united and constantly warred with each other over land and resources. The Kunda people eventually came on contact with the serpent-folk of Nagendra, who had built a great serpentine city called S'serrak, near the banks of the Serpent River. The Kunda were easily defeated by the hated snake-people and soon enslaved.

However, in the northern reaches of the jungle, the early tribes of ethnic Eloysians had built a small kingdom called Eloysia, with the city of Sanjakar as it capitol. For nearly 300 years the Eloysians battle the Serpentfolk and their armies of Kunda slaves. Neither side could achieve a decisive victory, and eventually a treaty was secured between the two powers. However, the Eloysians learned much from the snake-folk, they learned the secrets of using slave armies to enforce their will, and the use of magic on the battlefield. The Eloysians soon

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enslaved whole tribes of Troglodytes, Tasloi, and powerful Qualons for use as soldiers. In addition, the Eloysians mastered the art of warfare, using new tactics and incredible discipline.