Za'har
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Za'har is one of the five continents of Oris; located far to the east of Avokhar across the vast Vhan Myr. It contains the most strange and exotic lands anywhere in the known world.


For thousands of years, Za'har was virtually unknown to most men except the races of Deskari, Kratheri, and Hakeen. That is, until the great Eloysian Empire sent many sailing expeditions across the Vhan Myr centuries ago and began exploring this great continent.

Once the Eloysians arrived, they conquered the only known city on the western coast of the Isle of Sharavan, called Khalifar. This city then became the gateway to vast riches from exotic goods, gems, metals, and magical items that were found on Za'har, brought back to the city and then sold for enormous profits. The interior of the continent is lush jungle and tropics around the edges, but a great vast volcanic desert and wastelands in its central regions. Legends of great beasts such as gargantua, dinosaurs, Tarrasque, and other leviathans roaming the great open center of Za'har are common, if unproven.

GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES:


Ash Mountains: These huge mountains separate the lush jungle regions of Za'Har from the desolate interior regions known as the Blight.

Asura Valley: (Valley of the Beasts) A large secluded valley occupied by gargantuan beasts and terrible creatures.

The Blight: A large region of unholy, blasted lands in the center of the Continent. Once the location of the lost Deskari people of Khorovia; this region has succumbed to evil forces from the Abyss, and hosts of demons and other terrible creatures freely roam here. The Deskari were a demon-worshiping civilization destroyed thousands of years ago. Khorov, their only known city lies in ruins now, infested with demonic folk. The Deskari once slaughtered or drove out most of the native Hakeen, Olman and Kratheri peoples from Za'har, and paid the price for doing so.

Carnelian Hills: large rocky region on Za'har.

Cyan Sea: largest inland body of water on Za'har.

Desert of Dust: huge desert on Za'har

Deskar River: large river on Za'har, found in the Blight.

Devri: small independent city-state on Za'har

Eternal Mountains: These huge mountains are located in southern Za'har.

Ghanesh: small independent city-state on Za'har.

Ishvara: largest city on the continent of Za'har.

Ishvara Plateau: geographical region on za'har, located near the city of Ishvara.

Khalifar: large independent City-State, known as the "City of Adventure. It is located on Isle of Sharavan.

Majestic Mountains: These huge mountains are located in southern Za'har.

Makeda River: large river on Za'har

Sha-Tar River: large river on Za'har

Shastra: large city-state on Za'har.

Shastra Grasslands: geographical region on Za'har.

Sienna Hills: large rocky region on Za'har. These huge mountains are located in southern Za'har.

the Rift: A great chasm in the center of the ruins of Khorov; the source of the Blight.

Sheba River: large river on Za'har.

Vorskan: A hostile geographic region of Za'har; home of the Vorskan Marauders.

LOST CITIES:


Ruins of Abu-Zhin: This ancient, ruined city was once the capitol of the Hakeen Empire of Old Xhola. Abu-Zhin is home to the famed Rhodium Palace.

Ruins of Ataclan: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Olman civilization of Za'har.

Ruins of Eshaar: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Hakeen Empire of Old Xhola.

Ruins of Jabulon: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Kratheri civilization on Za'har.

Ruins of Khorov: This ancient, ruined city was once the capitol of the Deskari civilization of Khorovia.

Ruins of Nashatra: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Hakeen Empire of Old Xhola.

Ruins of Ra'jhar: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Hakeen Empire of Old Xhola.

Ruins of Reshek: This ancient, ruined city was once part of the Hakeen Empire of Old Xhola.

HISTORY:


The Riftwars: A series of battles between the Knights of the Triskelion; crusader armies based in Khalifar and the hordes of demonic beasts exiting from the Blight.

Many of the most skilled adventurers have sailed for the city of Khalifar to embark on "quests to the center," as they are called, for no other place in the world have such challenges, riches, or dangers.

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