A permanent tent camp was established at the oasis of Kiraza in the year 316K [425SA]. It was used as a base for Kacili raids into Ro'babza. When most of the raiders left, after forty years of raiding, those who stayed behind built the city of Kirazan (354 - 362K [463-471SA]).
Until the reign of Ahmed the Just (428 - 451K [537-560SA]) Kirazan's masters fought a constant battle against peasant uprisings and Ro'babza. Under Ahmed peasants and slaves were given rights (431K [540SA]). The nation formed peaceful ties with Ro'babza when Ahmed married a Ro'babzan princess (437K [546SA]). After this, Kirazan prospered for more than two centuries.
In the year 701K [810SA] the Great Mufti Muji ala'Morii came to Kirazan (after being banished from the great desert). He preached the power of the Sand Claw and led the people into a fanatical worship of the dark forces of the desert. When he died his successor, Grand Mufti Ali Nasabawa (744 - 754K [853-863SA]), led a bloody coup and took control of the nation. During his short and violent reign Ali led jihads against Shestar and Ro'babza. In the year 753K [862SA] Ro'babza retaliated. Their royal army, with a contingent of Kirazani loyalists (including the rightful Emir) sacked Kirazan and captured the Grand Mufti. In the year 754K [863SA], Ali Nasabawa was impaled in the royal enclosure at K'lza'babwe. For six years after the conquest, Ro'babza occupied the realm and scoured it to exterminate the Sand Claw faith. In the year 761K [870SA] Kirazan's rightful Emir took the throne and Ro'babza's army withdrew.
Since the dark days of the Sand Claw, Kirazan has been a trading center. It is valued by both Ro'babza and Shestar as a neutral place where enemies can trade in peace. It plays an important role in this part of the world.
The city of Kirazan (21,000) rules a nation with a total population of 94,000. Its army contains 2,400 footmen and 800 cavalry. It also has an 800 man City Constabulary responsible for administering the law and defending the city.
Kirazan's craftsmen are renowned for their brilliance. The nation produces craft goods, horses and fine textiles. It trades for metal goods, food, slaves and stone. The existence of the city is dependent on trade. Its people have a reputation as deadly bargainers.
Kirazan does not tolerate any religion. They have no desire to repeat their experience with the Sand Claw faith.
These people are suave, cultured and amoral. They are concerned with profit and survival and will take any action that ensures either. Kirazani have a fanatical fear of religions, especially those that seek to gain converts. They go out of their way to persecute people who are religious.
Kirazan is ruled by a hereditary Emir. He is an autocrat. The penalty for crime on Kirazan is a fine. The greater the crime, the more the felon must pay. Any criminal who cannot pay has all of his property confiscated and is enslaved. When a fine is paid, 30% goes to the Emir. The rest goes to the victim. When a felon is enslaved, the victim receives 50% of the proceeds from his sale as a slave plus 70% from the sale of his property.
NOTE - If an enslaved man has a family, the family must try to pay his fine. If he is taken, they are included as property and are enslaved.
Kirazan has close ties with Ro'babza and the Kingdom of Shestar.
The A'ha'kacili dislike Kirazan because of their intolerance. They trade in the city when they must and often raid the area. Under their next leader they will try to conquer Kirazan.
Lance, Scimitar, Bows
The Kiraza are descended from Ro'babzan barbarians and A'ha'kacili raiders. They merge the appearance of these groups.