Skarou was the capital city of the nation of Khazari.[1]

Description Edit

Sitting where the Jumpa and Shyok Muren rivers met[3], the city of Skarou was well fortified due to the divided nature of the nation's politics. Though the capital of the nation, Skarou was considered run-down and ramshackle for its size, due to most of its power having been taken by the nobles of the nation.[1]

Inside the city was the Seven-Tiered Palace, from which the royalty of Khazari ruled, the Monastery of the Flowing Water, and the largest monastery of the Red Mountain sect. There was also a small monastery of the Yellow Mountain sect inside the city, resulting in some feuding between the two groups.[1]

Skarou was one of the five great cities of Khazari legend, along with Manass, Taghla, Barkhul and Alashan.[1]

Appendix Edit

Note Edit

While shown as Skarou on maps, the city was called both Skarou and Skardu in The Horde booklet.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 103. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 978-0880388573.
  3. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 69. ISBN 978-0880388689.