Valley of Mors

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A map of the Valley of Mors.

The Valley of Mors is a valley to the Northwest of Shirekeep and located in the Imperial County bailiwck of the same name that not entirely infrequently finds itself a part of Alalehzamin under Elwynnese occupation depending on which way the political wind is blowing. The valley was named after the Cedrist God of Death, Mors, and is used to bury Kaisers and very important and influential nobles.


The Kaisers are buried in tombs which are constructed during the life of the Shirerithian Head of State. Once dead, the Kaiser is buried in a decorated tomb with important and precious artefacts. The valley itself is easily to protect as there is just one entrance, which is blocked by the temple and walls of Sakatopolis.

Guard towers are located upon the hills to avoid that, most likely Babkhan, thugs can steal the precious goods and sell it for cheap vodka. During when the guards were now employees of the Arandur of the Babkhi dominated Emirate of Alalehzamin and Utasia, the long term success of this arrangement was now open to investigation. With the arrival of the Scholae Sathrati in Sakatopolis in 1658 AN, the former guards were crucified and more satisfactory security arrangements put in place by the Imperial Government. A number of artefacts were returned by the former custodians in return for an amnesty - after a suitable interlude during which the terms were honoured the families of the thieves were subsequently collected by agents of the Crypteia, arraigned before a sympathetic magistrate and dispatched to forestry camps in Oleslaad.

The Valley was opened by Gaelen IV. However, the first Kaiser to be buried within it has been Magni I, who abdicated in favour of Gaelen IV.


The entrance of the Tomb of Magni.

Tomb of Kaiser Magni I

The Tomb of Magni I was constructed during the reign of his successor in 4228 ASC. It became a simple tomb without too much expensive artwork. The architects, however, made it so that each afternoon when the sun is on it highest point, it lights up the room within the tomb where the Kaiser is buried.

Magni was buried in it a year after his abdication: 4229 ASC.

Tomb of Kaiser Gaelen IV

  • See: Tomb of Gaelen
  • A film fragment from the Tomb at the outside has been made by Fides and is viewable here.

Construction works were started for the tomb after his ascension of the Throne and coronation. The Kaiser appointed the Gralan Fides as his chief architect, who constructed a marvellous temple for the Kaiser for just 300 Erb.

Tomb of Kaiseress Isa IV Cassandrae

The eternal resting place of Kaiseress Isa IV Cassandrae can be found in the northern end of the Valley of Mors.

As instructed in her last will and testament (though it was written before her ascension to the throne, it was rigorously followed), the Kaiseress had wished for a simple funeral with only her closest friends and neighbours attending, and a simple headstone without ornaments and decorations (only text).

Accordingly, the Kaiser's Court, after heavy negotiations with the Court of the Prince, arranged for the funeral and burial of the late Kaiseress, as well as funding all graves' upkeep in the Valley of Mors.

The headstone is inscribed with her Elw, Farewellish and regal names, and the dates of her birth and death in Farewellish:

DOYD 23 RYGAL 1620

Tomb of Kaiser Dominus Tarjeisson

Construction of Kaiser Dominus Tarjeisson's tomb commenced in the year 1645 during the reign of his successor Kaiseress Noor, after regurgitated remains of His late Imperial Magnificence had been discovered. His remains were put in bio-degradable jar and subsequently placed inside a flawless, full-sized wax work figurine of the former Kaiser. The aforesaid Kaiseral effigy was in turn placed inside a jade funeral suit.

Kaiser Dominus's tomb will be hewed into the valley's limestone cliffs and will be adorned with frescos depicting edifying scenes from the Kaiser's life and reign. The Kaiser will be laid to rest in a granite sarcophagus studded with onyx and lapis lazuli.