Mizhint was an evil empire ruled by the yuan-ti. The yuan-ti were originally from Lacaran. They were driven from this swamp by a number of green dragons which sought to make them their minions. They travelled through the great peaks of the Elephant Backbone and settled in Nelthack. The yuan-ti preyed upon the elderaunts and dwarves of the region. Due to the remote and rugged landscape of southern Izagunbar, the yuan-ti were able to beat-off punitive attacks by the Ivory Asylum and Nathargundu.
In 1790, the Mizhint empire fell to the hordes of Belgunth. Those yuan-ti that survived and did not bow to the new ruler fled into the Elephant Backbone and then to Lacaran.