Numas

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Numas is a city located in Nehekhara, far to the south of the Old World. It is part of the empire of the Tomb Kings and has had a chequered history.

It was built originally before the time of Settra, thousands of years ago, by king Khesek. This dates it as one of the first human cities ever to be built. It is located near Khemri, further up the Great Mortis River towards its source. It was originally built due to its proximity to very fertile lands just south of the Great Mortis River and north of the Ash River. This location encouraged its foundation and its people were fed in plenty.

Settra, during his reign, conquered Numas and forced it to pay him tribute. As soon as Settra died, however, it rebelled against the grip of its former master and succeeded in gaining freedom. Until the time of Nagash, it was conquered and reconquered by Khemri but could never be held.

Then, when Nagash took hold of Khemri, an alliance of the cities of Numas, Zandri, Mahrak, Lybaras and Rasetra fought together to free the land from his tyrany. The king of Lahmia, King Lahmizzar, led this alliance but eventually the allied cities fractured and fought against one another, seeking each others wealth.

Later in the sixth dynasty, under king Alkhazzar I, Numas was conquered by Khemri again. From then on, it remained a part of the kingdom of Nehekhara forever.

After the awakening, the Tomb Kings of Numas fought amongst themselves to regain the city. There was no peace in Numas until Settra had awoken, and upon taking control, sent all of the lesser kings back to their tombs to await his call.

The Spear of Antarhak was first used by a Tomb King of Numas, King Antarhak. While under the power of Khemri, it was ruled by a Tomb Prince.


The necropolises of the Tomb Kings.
Khemri - Numas - Zandri - Bhagar- Beremas - Quatar - Rasetra - Mahrak - Lybaras - Lahmia

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