Lanta 5: Eyes of Bitana
The War on Continent Abor'a
Abor’a was able to handle the drow better than the other four continents. Sidakreeth chose to attack the magical city of Dira’ma on Abor’a first because it was the only real threat. But the wizards that made it the threat it was always had an eye on anything they could watch. The drow coming through the A’La’Sa Mountains were tracked by all the wizards and sorcerers in Dira’ma. When their entire swarm exited the caves, Dira’ma attacked. From the sky they rained their power down, often in ways taunting Sidakreeth since they figured he was watching. They also killed them in ways offensive to Lolth to show they knew she had a part in this. When they were done, they sealed off passageways near Dira’ma that led to the underdark and the leaders met in council. The leader of Dira’ma at the time was Major Kasai Gel’ana Ma’Tul’o and he was known for easily taking offense. Without hesitating, he began contacting all known wizards that had some form of power in the cities that were attacked and told them not to mention his name to anyone. He told them what to do and to take all the credit for their knowledge. Gel’ana was vengeful to the drow, but he hated the rest of Lanta and wanted no thanks for correcting an ambush that was due to their ignorance.
One of the many secret societies in Dira’ma are the clerics. Followers of all faiths come here to learn how magic may help their cause in ways their temples fail to see. They also come here because, like wizards and sorcerers, clerics have a passion for knowledge. Dira’ma has been feared for its entire existence, but without a solid reason, just old grudges. Clerics will often meet and live here under the law that they never once speak of their god passionately. This does not bother them since they know they will probably be speaking with clerics of other faiths and wizards who have an undeniably strong faith in their god Zudababez. As the rulers of Dira’ma hid in their chambers aiding Gal’ana as much as they could, the clerics met in a small temple built by the Zo’lamin, the watchers of the districts of Dira’ma. Past Major Kasai had let temples of other faiths be built and Gel’ana was not interested in angering his ancestors from their graves by destroying what they had made. And so the two dozen clerics of outlawed faiths gathered in the tilted temple of Pelor off the shore of Lake Relavie. They prayed as quietly as they could, while their souls screamed to the upper planes for their gods to return.