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Vendhya, on the Hyborian coasts of the Southern Ocean, was an ancient kingdom with a tropical climate. Its reputation among foreigners rested on the fabled wealth of its royalty, on the fierce Vendhyan tigers, and upon its tradable goods.[1][verification needed]

History

History of location is unknown.

Facts

The regions of Vendhya during the Hyborian Age of Conan

Rulership

The city of Ayodhya served as the seat of power for the reigning dynasty. Both men and women were eligible for the throne, and several Devis had risen to the throne. Royal power actually rested on the continued loyalty of a warrior nobility, the Kshatriya.[1][verification needed]

Religion

The main religion was worship of Asura, and its priests swore loyalty to the throne.[1][verification needed]

Borders and international relationships

The land way towards Hyrkania passed through the Himelian Mountains, which were only partly controlled by Vendhya. To the east lay the independent kingdom of Kambuja and its capital Angkjor. Also nearby was another independent kingdom, the mysterious Uttara Kuru. To the west of Vendhya was another rival, Kosala, but the Vendhyan royalty merely dreamt of expanding into those lands.[1][verification needed]

Economy

Vendhya's reputation among foreigners rested notably on the fabled wealth of its royalty, on the fierce Vendhyan tigers, and upon its tradable goods. Vendhya traded in gold, gemstones, exotic fruit and flowers, silks, spices, drugs, perfumes, and cosmetics.[1][verification needed]

Economy

Vendhya was also famed for the fierce Vendhyan tigers that inhabited its jungles.[1][verification needed]

Points of Interest

West off the coasts of Vendhya are set the Misty Isles.[2]

Notes

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Vendhya's entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Maps in Handbook of the Conan Universe #1 and Conan Saga #5
  3. 3.0 3.1 Savage Sword of Conan #38; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part VI: Peshkauri's entry
  4. Savage Sword of Conan #39; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part VII: Shirakma's entry
  5. Savage Sword of Conan #1; A Conan for Collectors
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