Lost City of Tanif

Tanif; also known as the "City of Splendors," was once the greatest city of the lost Empire of Shorafa. It was consumed by a sandstorm in the year 430/4.

Located deep within the Sea of Sand, Tanif became the Shorafi capital and was home to the magnificent palaces of its ruling Pharaohs.

That all ended in the year 430 of the Fourth Age, when the entire city, and all its inhabitants, were consumed by the desert in a terrible sandstorm.

The fall of Tanif also marked the collapse of Shorafa, and the eventual rise of the present nation of Vilzar.

Legend has it; Hakotep, the infamous "Sky-Pharaoh," was buried in a grand pyramid near the outskirts of Tanif.

Today, only a few spires and towers can be seen from the great sand dunes that cover the ruins of the city.

Over the centuries, many brave adventurers have perished exploring its ruins.



About 100 years ago, the sands shifted to revealed the long-hidden ruins of Tanif. Soon after, a small Vilzari settlement of Wati was built just outside the gates of the ruined city. This settlement had one purpose; to facilitate the plunder of the ancient ruins.