The South

The South is a large geographic region of Corwyn, dominated by the vast and oppressive Sea of Sand.

The South could not be more different from the North. Instead of bitter, freezing cold, the lands are hot, humid, and dusty. The South is made up three separate regions:

There is only one political division here; the desert nation of Vilzar. The Dunlands are the farthest north, and extend right up the Kerak, which separates the region from the kingdom of Eldara.

The Dunlands stretch east to the Agatite Mountains, and west to the Sea of Ralas. The southern boundary is blurred at best, as the region blends into a great desert called the Sea of Sand. South of the Dunlands, the great desert stretches south hundreds of miles to the fertile grasslands of far southern Vilzar.

The desert also stretches east to the Agatite and Redpeak Mountains and west to the Sea of Ralas. Also on the eastern side of the Agatite Mountains is the "Valley of Lost Cities," a highly isolated region.

Finally, far to the south is the realm of Vilzar, made up of grasslands, swamps, and green valleys. It should be remembered that the Dunlands, the Sea of Sand, and the southern grasslands are controlled by Vilzari warlords and are considered by them to be their own territory.

Only the secluded, "Valley of Lost Cities," is denied to the Vilzari, because of its inaccessibility and the hostility of its inhabitants. The South offers as many dangers as the North, both in terms of climate, temperature, and the ferocity of the men who dwell there.

Local History

The region known as the "South" has a long, storied history stretching back for thousands of years. The regional history can be divided into three distinct eras.

The Era of Shorafa

Nearly 6,000 years ago, this region of vast deserts and harsh scrub lands came to be inhabited by human tribes called the Shorafi. The Shorafi tribes were eventually united under the leadership of a man named An-Arak, who conquered all his rivals and founded a great empire called Shorafa. This empire lasted for nearly 2,000 years and eventually controlled the entire region.

The rulers of this vast empire gave themselves the title of "Pharaohs," and under their leadership, magnificent cities and massive pyramids were constructed across the region, many of which still exist today.

The Warlord Era

The Vilzari Era