Atlea and Beyond
Khosh is an empire of the desert. The drow have long been the rulers of this empire, and Sala’aktuun, The Empress of Ghalem’Ka was the last ruler before Emperor Ralan’daak. The empire was thought to have an incredibly long-lived ruler in Sala’aktuun, but it was revealed to be a conspiracy created by Najala when Sala’aktuun was sealed inside one of the puzzles.
The empire is mostly made up of drow who came to the surface long ago to seek a new life. To avoid burning under the harsh sun, they began to worship Pelor, which gave them a kind of immunity to their regular underground weakness.
The empire has had many rulers. At first the rulers were all female as with traditional drow society, but slowly rulers of both sexes grew more common as the teachings of Lolth fell away. The empire has had a long and tumultuous history with the Kingdom of Amrelnia, but recently they have become allies.