(Medium Kingdom) -- Rich in fertile meadowlands and at the center of
trade in the Hyborian world, Khauran is a Kingdom of abundant wealth.
Khauran is well ruled by nobles of Kothic descent and lacks not for
wizards and powers arcane. The Khauranian nobles disdain the use of
horse but hire mercenary cavalry troops as needed. Khauran begins
the epoch in strong alliance with both Koth and Khoraja.
Hear me, my Lady, and learn well the knowledge thou will need for wisdom in your rule!
Khauran is a small kingdom with very rich farmlands producing up to
three and four crops a year. Most of the trade routes of the Hyborian
world snake through Khauran City. The eastern Shemite desert tribes
(Zuagirs and others) covet the wealth of thy Khauran, but have been
unable to overcome Khauran City's high walls or well-drilled Khaurani
Khauran is the product of Kothic expansion in the past. The Hyborian
kingdom of Koth was founded a few hundred years after its predecessors
of Argos, Nemedia, and Aquilonia. A young kingdom, its people have ever
seemed adventurous, and many a Kothic nobleman has wandered off, never
to be seen again. However, many such Kothic adventurers carved Khauran
out from a land inhabited by mixed, aboriginal people east of the
Kothic uplands. In time Koth itself overran her outpost and Khauran
became a province for hundreds of years. Through adroit political
machinations timed to Kothic setbacks in western Shem, Khauran regained
Khauran is valuable today to Koth, acting as middleman to the great
eastern trade which would go north, without Khaurani contacts, to
Arenjun in Zamora. Still, Kothic kings covet Khauran, and ever seek to
absorb it in their empire. Only the most clever economic and political
manipulations hold Koth at bay, for now. Now listen, as I tell of the
length and breadth of thy land.