Lureaux was a prosperous city of the Common- wealth of Vorut, known for its prestigious magic academy and majestic pyramids and obelisks of grand marble. Some of the city’s most celebrated inhabitants lived beyond the walls, as was the case with Ursang Bardiya, a warrior-cleric whose for- tress was located an hour’s journey from Lureaux.
The land was different back then, a desert existed right beside the bay where Thamarya is, and only a few paths led to Lureaux. Ursang built his fortress away so that he could stop any danger from approaching his beloved city. Being a respected sage, he erected a field of obelisks where he recorded critical historical events, and an observatory from where he consulted the stars to interpret his xeneth’s (gods’) will.