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|Empire of Kelesh|
|Titles||Padishah Empire of Kelesh|
|Ruler||Padishah Emperor Kalish XXII|
|Religions||Sarenrae; Abadar, Irori, Rovagug|
The vast Padishah Empire of Kelesh dominates much of south-central Casmaron, along the Obari Ocean's large Kardaji Bay. It grew during the Age of Destiny, and its line of emperors has been unbroken for thousands of years. Half-a-dozen satrapies the size of countries separate Qadira from the imperial heartland of Kelesh. Each satrapy pays homage to the decrees of the empire, but the the grip of the empire is looser the farther one goes north. Nomadic horse lords dominate the central deserts and western steppes of Kelesh's domain, in the a region called the Windswept Wastes, but they too must pay their respect to their distant rulers. Though these ethnic Keleshites worship many of the same gods as their heartland emperors, the horse lords also have their own unique beliefs and legends, notably that of Namzaruum.
The following are some of the many satrap states.
Though the dynasty of Keleshite Padishahs can be traced back to the Age of Destiny, a civil war engulfed the empire in 4067 AR to in or after 4079 AR, a period of disorder that freed the Satrap of Qadira, Gheber III, to attack Taldor, triggering the Even-Tongued Conquest by Cheliax of much of western Avistan.
Many of the inhabitants are Keleshites.
The sun goddess Sarenrae is the empire's patron deity. In the early years of the Age of Enthronement many missionaries from the empire spread the faith into the Inner Sea. Other gods of Kelesh include Abadar, Irori, and foul Rovagug.
Places of Interest
- ↑ Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 4-5,15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
- ↑ James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 204. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- ↑ James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 205. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 153. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
- ↑ Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 25. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1