Eberron - Dreams of Xen'drik
The settlement of Ansena is built within the ruins of an ancient Giantish fortress of the same name. The sands of the Menechtarun Desert have mostly buried the old structures, leaving them inaccessible to those without the ability to move through the earth unimpeded. The structures above the surface are lightly fortified against attacks and raids, because the Asherati that occupy the ruins can easily slip beneath the sands to escape attackers.
Beneath the surface, the Asherati have established their homes in the ancient tunnels and buried structures. They live a mostly peaceful life here, away from the raiders and other dangers of the surface. In the many years they have occupied these ruins, leadership has changed due to various internal politics. In the past, the Asherati have been led by warlords intent on invading and dominating the territories of their neighbors. In recent years, they have been more friendly towards their neighbors due mostly to the influence of an order of paladins devoted to Dol Arrah. However, the order was recently wiped out leaving it’s sole surviving member to wander the desert. What force or event caused the destruction of the order is a subject the Asherati will not elaborate on, but their tone has been noticeably more self-serving of late, and Asherati raiders have been rumored to be attacking deep-desert camps.
Back to Main Page⇒ Places⇒ Menechtarun Desert⇒ Ansena