Sahjar

Situated near the mouth of the Serpent River, Sahjar is an oasis on the Aradesh Desert. It was founded hundreds of years ago when the Emerald Viper Clan fled the Kainin Mountains in the 1st Era, from the Doombringer Orcs.

For the Emerald Vipers this was a perfect location. Their village sat beside a fresh water river, they were near the mountain and the Great Sea, and the vastness of the Aradesh Desert lay just on the other side.

It wasn’t long before they stumbled upon an ancient ruin that would later become to be known as the Mausoleum of Merrshaulk. Inside here they found the spirit naga Merrshaulk who was only too happy to help transform the snake followers to full on Yuan-Ti, and under the guide of Merrshaulk herself.

It took some time to gather the ingredients for this transformation, but once it was complete Merrshaulk began the transformation. But it needed a constant supply of fresh, human blood. The devised a plan that would entrap unwary travelers in the mausoleum to be sacrificed for the transformation process.

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Session #5 (2nd Era) – The Champions of Elon arrived during their expedition trek around Brind-Amor and met with Adder Karai. He told them one of the lies that their mausoleum was overrun by orcs with necromantic powers to control the undead, and would they please help them clear it out. The Champions fell for the ruse and halfway through clearing it out realized that the undead and the recently captured orcs were kept in the to both weaken the party and to maintain the lie.

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The Champions fought through them and entered the final room to kill Merrsahulk for good. They were successful and once they returned to the surface they either killed or ran off any remaining member of the people of Sahjar.

Transition from 2nd to 3rd Era – Today Sahjar is mostly a ghost town. Sometime a band of orcs will move in and other times it is some other creature taking advantage of the situation. The Followers of the Scourge live in the Mausoleum of Merrshaulk and the Emerald Circle are nomadic.

Sahjar

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