|Founded||9 War March 1024|
The great metropolis of Nibar-Pharân is the capital of the Khazarkar Empire. The city is sited atop a massive plateau called Khirrêth. From the highest spires of the city, once can look northeast into the perpetual fog of Pharminul or above and beyond this fog bank to the towering peaks of Ice Cap. In terms of population size, Nibar-Pharân is third largest city on Brucrumus, behind Paradomea City and Collossapolos. The grandeur and wealth of this great metropolis overshadows every other city on Bal-Kriav. Nibar-Pharân bustles with activity, religious fervor, and political intrigue.
The city landscape is dominated by great pyramids. Ten of these are Pyramid of the Setarchs. Nine of these pyramids hold the mummified remains of a former Setarch of the Khazarkar Empire. The last one is for the current Setarch when he dies. The Pyramid of Abattâdas, the oldest of the Pyramids of the Setarchs, serves as both an imperial palace and tomb for Setarch Bazar Abattâdas. Only one enemy has ever made it to the steps of this eight hundred year old structure. In 1115, the Jara Khan Bone Pounder and his Bloodletters attacked the city while it was still under-construction. They nearly killed the reigning Setarch Ginal Benâth.
In addition to the city's towering pyramids are many smaller ones for important priests that have loyally served the empire, along with hundreds of statues, thousands of ornate columns, and other richly made government and church buildings. Many of these are airy places, with very high domes, vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. Foreigners are often dumbstruck at the beautiful architecture, lavish dwellings, and flaunting of the empire's wealth.
The most predominate statues of the city are those of the empire primary god Set. All other gods are forbidden to be worshiped in the open. The palace boulevard leading to the Pyramid of Abattâdas is lined with hundreds of ornate statues of former religious leaders and heroes of the empire. These statues are 10' to 20' tall. The varying height of these statues is representation of their greatness to Khazarkar society.
Water is fed into the city from deep wells and colossal aqueducts. The aqueducts span five miles from Izgarrêth to the city. These structures also act as bridges for those working the Izgarrêth mines.
One of the most treasured relics of the Khazarkar people is hidden in a impenetrable vault within Nibar-Pharân. This crystal is the Agêrdul. This item contains the working brain of a Lith-Crillion.
- Ermikel the Balance, "Agêrdul"