Lybaras

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Lybaras is a city of Nehekhara.

When populated by the living, Lybaras was a city of scholars and engineers, its priest-kings and nobles known for their relatively un-ostentatious style of dress, spending their wealth on scrolls and technology. Lybarans favoured simple dun coloured kilts and sandals with a dark brown cape. [2a]

Geographic Location

It is one of the furthest cities from Khemri, on the eastern side of the Worlds Edge Mountains, about 1500 miles distant. To reach it you must travel through the Charnel Valley which is dangerous enough itself.[1a]

History

Lybaras has been conquered several times, primarily by Settra in his first rising, and then later by Rakhash, Rakaph II, Khetep, Alkharad and Alcadizaar.

In -1750 IC, Lybaras allied with Rasetra against Nagash. [2a] In -1744 IC Rakh-amn-hotep mustered every warrior he could as well as jungle beasts and with King Hekhmenukep and his war machines marched on Khemri. [2b]

They joined the combined forces to besiege Khemri under Lahmizzar.[1b]

Khalida of Lahmia marries King Anhur and becomes Queen of Lybaras. [3a]

The alliance with Rasetra continued after the War against Nagash, the warriors of Lybaras being trained and drilled to become much more effective warriors. The carried out an effective campaign against the rising numbers of raiders plaguing the trade routes across Nehekhara. In -1597 IC when Neferata claimed the throne of Lahmia after the death of her husband, Anhur and Khalida travelled with a formidable force of soldiers to greet her, as did the rulers of the other cities. [3b]

By -1285 IC, the city was ruled by King Pashet and was in a decrepit state, even the famous Palace and collegiums closed to its own citizens. Prince Alcadizzar, fleeing from Lahmia sought aid here but after a month without even gaining an audience with the king, he left for Rasetra. [4a]

When in -1200 IC, Alcadizzar, now King of Khemri united the cities against Lahmia, King Ahmenefret brought a strong force of artillery to join the Siege of Lahmia. [4b]

Locations

  • Collegiums. [4a]
  • Palace of the Scholar-Kings. [4a]

Military

Their Ushabti were considered strange by other cities, not obviously blessed by the gods and with unusual weapons such as knives, sticks and coils of rope. [2a]

Notable

Lybaras is most famous for their long dead Queen, High Queen Khalida Neferher. This was her home and is now her resting place.

Religion

The patron diety is Tahoth, God of knowledge and learning. [2a] Due to Khalida's association with the Asp Goddess, Asaph, a huge temple was built in Lybaras honoring only Asaph.[1x]

Technology

They were the first to construct the Tomb Scorpions and Bone Giants powering them with steam, pulleys, and magic.

  • Sun-sign: They used bronze dishes to reflect sunlight and send messages. [2c]
  • Seeing-tubes: Telescopes. [2c]

Airships

  • Lybaran sky-boat: Their armies sometimes travelled by these aircraft comprising a large boat slung beneath a hot-air balloon. They were more often used for logistical support, carrying the supplies the army needed rather than rely on camels or oxen. [2a]
  • Lybaran skybox: A box a little smaller than a chariot suspended from an bladder filled with air spirits used as a observation and long range communication platform. [2c]
The necropolises of the Tomb Kings.
Khemri - Numas - Zandri - Bhagar- Beremas - Quatar - Rasetra - Mahrak - Lybaras - Lahmia

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Tomb Kings and Nehekharan's
Units Bone Giant - Carrion - Casket of Souls - Dust Goblin - Hierotitan - Icon Bearer - Liche High Priest - Liche Priest - Necropolis Knight - Necrosphinx - Necrotect - Screaming Skull Catapult - Sepulchral Stalker - Skeleton Archer - Skeleton Chariot - Skeleton Horsemen - Skeleton Warrior - Tomb Guard - Tomb Herald - Tomb King - Tomb Prince - Tomb Scorpion - Tomb Swarm - Ushabti - Warsphinx
Characters Ahtaf I - Ahtaf II - Aiyah - Akhmen-Hotep - Alcadizaar - Alkharad - Alkhazzar I - Alkhazzar II - Amanhotep - Amenemhetum - Amn-nasir - Amunet - Ankhat - Antarhak - Apophas - Arkhan - Behedesh - Dhekhesh - Dread King - Hatsushepra - Hekesh - Hekhmenukep - Imrathepis - Kaseph - Khalida Neferher - Kharnut - Khatep - Khenti - Khepra - Khesek - Khetep - Khutef - Lahkashaz - Lahmizzar - Lahmizzash - Lakhashar - Lamasheptra - Lamashizzar - Memnet - Nagash - Nebunefer - Neferem - Neferata - Nehek - Nekhef I - Nekaph - Nekhesh - Nemuhareb - Pakh-amn - Phar - Pharakh - Raamket - Rakaph I - Rakaph II - Rakaph III - Rakh-amn-hotep - Rakhash - Ramhotep - Rasut - Sehenesmet - Sekhef - Setep - Settra - Shahid ben Alcazzar - Shepret - Sofer - Suseb -Tephret - Thutep - Tutankhanut - Ubaid - Utep - Wakhaf - Zakash
Cities Bhagar - Ka-Sabar - Khemri - Lahmia - Lybaras - Mahrak - Numas - Quatar - Rasetra - Zandri
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