Scar of Atlas Angjald

Scar of Atlas
RegionLands of Purity, Onvorn
AliasesAngjald, Belly of Tarâk

Angjald is great canyon that begins in the Lands of Purity and ends in Onvorn. In the Horgon Era, the canyon was home to stone giants. They had a substantial dwelling along the canyon's northeastern wall called Sittild. After an engineering disaster, much of this place was lost in an earthquake. This left an area with a few scattered ruined structures and dozens of large openings leading into the cliff face. The stone giants left the area for Raganbirak; where their distance ancestors would go on to build the great Gudgrid dam.

Late in the Second Epoch, the Sinews of Atlas built a bastion in the canyon. Called the Palm of Atlas, it served as training area for Atlas proselytizers. In the Black Tide War (1465 - 1504) this bastion fell to an undead army. Therafter, the canyon took on the name Scar of Atlas.

During the preparations leading up to the Athenian Crusade (1539 - 1551), the Golden Elite built a great holy fortress straddling a canyon spur. This bastion, named Thequas, serves as a major religious center for Athena worshipers.

The Scar of Atlas is roughly fifty miles east to west, with varying widths of several hundred feet to a mile near its center. At its deepest, where the rays of Merioss shine only briefly each day, is the ancient stronghold Kanzuram. Once a Covenant citadel, it is now half-submerged in shadows and smoking tar.

This canyon has long been home to goblins. They are descendants of the Great Host of the Wyrm; the goblin army that once served Apocalypse at Iglutt. The goblin tribes of the Scar of Atlas are the Black Tongue, Bone Hand, Vulture Sons, Pack Rats, and the Crimson Nails. The largest tribe, the Bone Hands, reside in the ruins of Sittild. The Crimson Nails is the second largest goblin tribe. They dwell in the bottom of the canyon and are responsible for the many small passages leading into Onvorn. The goblins of this latter group call the canyon the Belly of Tarâk. They named it thus, because since the God Era, they have tossed victims into it as sacrifices to their god Tarâk.

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