The Jeweled Desert
The Jeweled Desert is a large empire to the south of the continent. It’s capital is currently Rubaya, or the Ruby City; previously it had two capitals, with Sapphaya, the Sapphire City, being the second.
It is ruled by the Emperor, as it has been since the time of legends. Is considered the “crown of the gods”, as they are said to have deposited the gem towers that sit in the center of Sapphaya and Rubaya, as well as gifting the emperors with divine power and long lives. The people of the empire worship the Golden Pantheon.