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Sahu was a large island in the Crowded Sea to the southwest of Afyal.[2]


Like in other places in the Ruined Kingdoms area of Zakhara, ancient ruins dotted the jungles and mountains, which were left here by two fallen empires: the worshipers of Thasmudyan of old and, following it, the New Dynasty of the Necromancer Kings. Many dark secrets and dangers to would-be adventurers hid in land and buildings.


Sahu was also called the "Isle of Serenity", a name usually attributed to the calm lifestyle of its residents in the 1360s.[note 1][3] The byword also had a much more ancient and sinister connotation, however: "Sahu" itself was a word in the dead language of Kadari and can be loosely translated as "Serene Eternity", meaning nothing else but "death".[4]

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Two places of modern habitation, the villages of Misbahd and Jinutt, were located on the island's northern shore. The inner part of the island consisted of a wooded plateau with a mountain range called the Vishap's Spine along the center.[4]

Along the shoreline of this island were ruined structures similar to the famed metal towers of Rog'osto.[5] But unlike the intact spires of that city, these were toppled and twisted heaps that littered the island's low shores in random clusters.[6]



  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.


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