Nathong was the mysterious capital city of the Yikarian Empire in northeast Zakhara in 1367 DR.[note 1][1]


Found high in the peaks of the daunting World Pillar Mountains, Nathong was nestled safely near the central core of the Land of the Yak-Men within the Gate of Heaven province.[1]


As with other cities within the Empire, Nathong appeared to be a single gargantuan building spread atop a plateau high above the clouds. Some said it was large enough to be a mountain itself.[1]


The Emperor of the Lotus Throne, along with his Lotus Court, ruled the Empire from his capital.[1]

In addition to a large number of slaves of various races, Nathong sported the highest concentrated population of yikarians found anywhere on Toril at 7,000 inhabitants.[1]

A corps of 900 elite Faceless Guards guarded the only access point to the capital.[1]


Nathong was the political and religious center of the Yikarian Empire. The will of the Faceless God was carried out here through his Lotus Emperor.[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. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 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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