Thieves & Kings
The Sithian Theocracy - The Serpent's Domain
The Sithian Theocracy, also “The Serpent’s Domain”, or simply Sithia is a lost colony of the Coranik Imperium, nestled deep within the Spider Haunts. The domain is ruled by a collection of priests, exiles who still follow the traditions of the ancient Theocracy of Theodurrus, but perverted into the worship of something even darker. It has ties to Emperor A’khorahil, but the origins of these ties are somewhat murky and unknown today, though he is believed to have visited their inner sanctuaries on at least two separate occasions, and collected large tributes from them until the fall of the Imperium. An oppressive place of fear and hatred, its “ambassadors” are known to travel widely, preaching their theology to everyone. They engage in virtually no trade with anyone, save the nearby barbarian and humanoid tribes, and seem to produce nothing of noticeable value, save opals and rare black-iron serpentine weapons, which incidentally find their way outside the realm, into the hands of various serpent cults.