It was bordered (clockwise) at west and north by the Western Ocean, at northeast by Thule, at east by Zarfhaana and Kamelia, and at south by Verulia and Farsun (Valusia ruled over the whole of the western coast, with a narrow territory in the mountains at south, bordering Farsun by west).
True men, ancestors of the Valusians, came from the East, crossing the Camoonian Desert and the Hills of Zalgara, and conquered Valusia from the serpent-folk. A few of those survived, went into hiding, plotting their way to reclaim their power.
Unnamed king's rule
Circa 28,500 BC or before, in the hills of Zalgara in the middle of summer, an unnamed sorcerer sacrificied seven goats (with Tyre's goat, Devil Butt, last), in the name of the Black Beast of Hell with its Thousand Young, to Yagotha, to make him turn the key holding the Old Ones, intending to have them do his binding. Though the sorcerer was killed, the summoning was a success and an icy horror, Yagotha himself, came to Earth's dimension to prepare the planet for the Old Ones, turning Zalgara into frozen waste, until it was defeated into retreat by a hero whose name was forgotten. Yagotha then turned the key, closing the Gate upon the Old Ones.
19,500 BC: Eallal's rule
King Borna was a tyrant. Ridondo, Kaanuub, Enaros and Ducalon conspired against him, Ridondo having approached Kull (an Atlantean barbarian that had ascended as commander of the Black Legion), and made him favor Kaanuub as king.
Ridondo then pretended to Kull that he had heard Borna planning to abolish the Black Legion due to the threat it could pose to his power. Kull bought it and went to confront his king. Kull managed to slay Borna, and before Kaanuub could do it, claimed the crown for himself.
After Kull used the amulet of Ka to restore Gallus' life and accidentally summoned the death in the orchards of Valusia, the king decided to throw off into the sea the magic item, thinking it was never meant for mortal keeping.
Maxmelle, a Valusian knight, was attacked by a horde of savages and inadvertently saved by a shepherd-boy named Sedrick: the grateful knight then took him to the City of Wonders as his new squire.
Due to the statement that the Hyborian Kingdoms of Koth, Ophir, and Corinthia "regained their independence with the fall of the empire" of Acheron, a theory asserted that those three kingdoms may had not been founded by the Hyborians (unlikely to have dominated those kingdoms at the dawn of Acheron), but by refugees from Valusia, Thurania, and Zarfhaana, rebuilding their culture while the Hyborians were still in the Far North.
Multiple other cults and worships were witnessed circa 18,500 BC:
- the Black Shadow, material symbol of "the Unnameable One", an evil deity,
- The depraved court and nobles of Kamula, the city of pleasure, secretly worshiped Zugthuu the Slitherer, a god cast into demonic form.
It was a slavery-based civilized land.
Politics and Laws
Valusia was governed by the King, along with the Royal Court (the king's privy council). The legislative power was held by the Senate.
Points of Interest
- Ostium - Northern sea-port
- Northern Shore - Barony
- Kamula, the City of Pleasure
- City of Wonders ("Valusia", the "City of Crystal") - Capital
- Southern mountains
- Mountain city of Thuron, on the outer fringes of Valusia
- Temple of Everlasting Darkness - Altar of the Black Shadow
- Blaal - Barony
- Komahar - province
- Hills of Zalgara - Mountainous land of hills in eastern Valusia, marking the eastern and part of the northern border of Valusia.
- Forbidden Lake
- Valusia was created by Robert E. Howard in "The Shadow Kingdom", his first King Kull and Cthulhu Mythos story.
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