Midnight at the Oasis
Sorceror-queen of Raam, Abalach-Re has little interest in governance or ruling, and it shows. Her city is in a perpetual state of chaos as noble warlords vie for dominance, and mobs riot daily. Food shortages are common, and even Abalach-Re’s templars fear to set foot in the streets.
Abalach-Re is an arrogant hedonist who has taken many lovers over the centuries. She has borne scores of children, but her affections are fickle, and most of her children are abandoned. Currently, she has more than a hundred living descendants in Raam, called the Offspring because of their unusual psionic or magical powers. Most have no loyalty to their deranged mother. Her templars are mostly those who Abalach-Re randomly decides to train and invest with power, but they have little loyalty to her.
Abalach-Re also has taken the title of Grand Vizier, instead of queen, because she considers herself the earthly representative of an all-powerful deity named Badna. Shrines and a priesthood caste have sprung up to accommodate this worship, and there is a sizable population that legitimately believes in Badna, but there are also many who consider her a madwoman and pay her no heed.