|Region||Aerie of Dragons|
|Built||9 Witchrite 1510 DE|
Scion Steps, better known today by its dragon name Suldaan Mithil, is a massive structure near the eastern edge of the Aerie of Dragons. It was built in the Dawn Era by a Creationist named Benevolence. He created this unimaginably large structure around the base of a mountain, walls, battlements, towers and spires rising in rings all the way to the top. There are nine fortresses ringing the mountain - each of these bastions was named after one of his children. These fortress rings are anywhere from 1500' to 2,000' apart in elevation. Benevolence created this monolithic wonder with divine will, its speed in construction only limited by his imagination. The entirety of it all, a gift to his beloved Kesserine.
Scion Steps was to be Benevolence's crowning achievement on a world then known only as Sphere 411. Once it was done and lived in for but a month, Benevolence and Kesserine planned to leave for the Void, continuing the tasks of Creation - forging life out of the energies and stuff of Chaos. Kesserine and her husband spent only one night together in this place. The same night it was gifted to her, she revealed her true form to her husband as the primordial Kirograne. A monumental battle ensued between the two across the nine fortresses of Scion Steps, with each willing into existence armies to battle each other. It took only a day though for this fight to come to conclusion with Benevolence striking down the Betrayer. The battle they fought in Scion Steps wrecked many areas. It was abandoned, becoming a ruin until the next era.
In the God Era, during the First Dragon Wake (9251 GE - 9269 GE), this place became the headquarters of Tiamat. Under her rule, it became better known as Suldaan Mithil. She had thousands put to work rebuilding what over many thousands of years had become a ruin. During a time when she should have been focused on battling Bahamut, Tiamat became obsessed with restoring the place. It was not till the damaging air raids by Bahamut's forces did she give up rebuilding, fully committing herself to war with her old friend.
By the time of the Angelic Departure (9494 GE - 9500 GE), Suldaan Mithil was again a ruin. Over the ages since, few have held the place for long. For most occupier, the place is simply to vast to control it all. With fortresses built in tiers, each higher than the last, and supporting each other with flanking fire, they are difficult to hold with soldiers on the wing. During Tiamat's ownership, stairs and ramps were added, aiding the movement of soldiers between the nine fortresses.
This place was willed into existence by a creator god who had no intention of staying here or ever using it in war. It was conceived of as a gift, possibly even to awe those that would come after with them looking upon it and knowing what separates puny mortals from Gods!
To properly defend Suldaan Mithil, you need a hundred thousand soldiers, an absurdity. It covers such a large area and so intricate and grandiose that anything less than the powers of a Creationist, would take centuries to build, and possibly beyond the resources of all but the greatest empires.
- Tiamat, from her tome on Suldaan Mithil, chapter - "Nid Qua Suldaan Mithil"
Today, Suldaan Mithil is the abode of dragons, chimera, giants, bandits, and monsters. There have been many explorations, yet the accumulation of adventurer maps on Suldaan Mithil show that only 20% has been explored. A few bold adventurers have went into Suldaan Mithil looking for the legendary relic of creation, the Volfdir Jollrod; a primordial relic best left forgotten.