Lost Realm of Sha'Dur

Sha'Dur was an advanced civilization ruled by powerful mages, once located in northern Avokhar,which endured for thousands of years, before being destroyed by the Eloysian Empire.

The ruins of the Shadurian capitol city of Garuda, still exist today and are a testament to its former glory. The Iridescent Order, the famous wizards of Sha'Dur, once wielded the secret knowledge to control dragons, and to create many of the magical creatures still prowling the Sanjaara Jungle today. The rulers of Sha'Dur were known as the "Overlords," and wielded supreme authority.

For over 60 years, Sha'Dur found itself engaged in a long and costly conflict with Shorafa; its northern neighbor. This conflict was called the War of Scorching Flame, and left the realm bankrupt and weak.

Ironically; the Shadurians gave the gift of enlightenment to the Eloysians, teaching King Tilvanos and his people literacy, science, magic, and philosophy. Nearly all of modern Eloysian culture is derived from the Shadurians.

Ironically, in the year AR 237, the Eloysian Emperor Mazur the Destroyer eventually betrayed his benefactors and invaded Sha'Dur; conquering them and destroying their city of Garuda. This tragic event was brought on largely by two factors: the treachery of the Rakshasa, and Mazur's irrational chilhood hatred of his Shadurian tutor.

The peoples of Sha'Dur were known as Shadurians, and most their secrets were lost with the fall of their ancient civilization. Sages have discovered bas-reliefs from ruined ziggurats of ancient Sha'Dur, that depict six-armed figures, now identified as Spell Weavers. According to ancient Shadurian texts, these strange, other-wordly creatures beings, called themselves the "Anu-naki".


The Shadurians believed the Anu-naki to be a race of gods who lifted Sha'Dur out of barbarism and taught its peoples many secrets which were then used to build their civilization.

Today, mysterious stone structures possibly built by the Spell-Weavers are still located in the northern regions of the Sha'Dur Mountains. What the significance of any of these structures represents; no one can conclusively say.

Today, the remnants of the Shadurian culture can be found in the realm of Al'Hazra.