The Gate of Heaven was the central province and heart of the Yikarian Empire in the Land of the Yak-Men in 1367 DR.[note 1][1]


The Gate of Heaven sat high atop the southern arm of the mighty World Pillar Mountains in northeast Zakhara.[1]


This province was physically smaller compared to the other seven provinces of the Empire, but it's population was much larger because of the capital city of Nathong. It towered above the surrounding plateau of the Enlightened Ring. Despite the extreme altitude, the Gate of Heaven experienced bearable temperatures and a surprisingly long growth season for local flora. Most yikarians believed this was in direct correlation to the power of the Faceless God.[1]


The Gate of Heaven was the home of the Emperor of the Lotus Throne and his Lotus Court, who all resided in the capital.[1]


The single mountain pass leading into the Gate of Heaven was guarded by 900 elite Faceless Guards.[1]

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  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Wolfgang Baur (November 1997). “Campaign Classics: The Roof of the World”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #241 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–95.
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