World of Ishar
The sprawling Empire currently ruled by Merrodach xvii Khashayar (Leopard Who Strides the World; long may he reign)is Ishar’s center of commerce and culture. The land has been conquered as well as conqueror, and absorbs influences from its former and current vassals, former masters, and opportunistic immigrants. It is a hodgepodge of races, both human and otherwise, and can be considered one of the more egalitarian nations- comparatively speaking, of course.The cities of this land are ancient and labyrinthine, filled with unscrupulous merchants and righteous zealots, grasping thieves and powerful Magi. Towering ziggurats rise above winding streets, and below these are sewers and catacombs built in centuries past.