Fifty years ago if you would have suggested that a vast empire would arise and bring peace, everyone would have scoffed, “It’s not possible! There are too many races and too much animosity, no one could do such a thing.” That was before Lord Kordaava arrived on the scene. Through an unholy alliance with Set, Kordaava raised an army of demons from the Swamp of Conn, a dark marsh in the Garnon Forest where the Garnon River flows into the sea. This army was fearsome and none could stand before it. Within a mere 20 years Kordaava took control of vast territory that included most of the known surface world. His conquest was brutal and thorough, coining the phrase (at least in Chaldea), “Join us or die.” His word was law and there was no room for compromise. However, for those who cooperated, there was room for justice and accommodation. Kordaava demanded only servitude and conversion to the Church of Set.
Kordaava established Saratov as his capital and over the past 30 years of rule the city has flourished. A great library was built and sages from across the land were invited to come and study. This library was to grow and flourish until destroyed by Jallakeel five millennia in the future. From Saratov Kordaava rules his empire peacefully as delegates, merchants, envoys, and governors from all over traveled to pay homage, conduct business, enter treaties, settle disputes, and court favors. All the while guided by the watchful eye of the serpent deity.