Under Feet of Clay
These eastern kingdoms have long been the enemy of Calopius. Ruled and populated almost exclusively by Tieflings save the rare few Calopene races taken as slaves in their naval skirmishes in the Straights of Nestor, the barbarian lands do not recognize the Trisdekatheon or their sovereignty, and instead seem to worship the primordial fires and darkness of Gaia’s creations. Tieflings rarely speak of the places to the east, but those that do tell tales of massive deserts, gardens that rise without rains, massive triangular buildings, endless gold, horses with humps and no hooves, genies bound to bottles in the sands waiting to grant wishes to those who free them, and ruling it all is a god on earth known as the King of Kings. There have been attempts in the past to settle Calopene cities on the western shores of the barbarian lands, across the Charidian Sea, but all attempts so far, even by the heroes like Pius and Basilus, have failed. Many still believe they will succeed soon, however, and nowhere is that belief stronger than in Periandropolis.