Between 1620 and 1640 of the old chronology, king Leo III. has sent first larger expeditions to the southern world of Legonia. After the bravest men of the middle kingdom had passed the elven forests , better said after the elven tribes had allowed their travel, they reached the exotic landscape of the Al’Shiara mountains in the east of Dragonia Vulcania. At that spot, noone was able to imagine, what kind of unusual plants or animals they would find in the tropical rain forests along the skorpion river, nor what kind of kingdoms or civilisations they would face to. So the soldiers were very surprised, when the hot but fresh jungle ended suddently, and the endless desert of Ark’tohl began. In this dangerous environment, the first expeditions lost many people, but for the few groups, who were able to cross the desert, another big menace came from the oasis and the eastern coasts: They met the SKORPION EMIRATES!
The great heptarchy is controlling most parts of the southern continent, enslaved over 20 human tribes and about one dozen of humanoid races, living near the desert, the coast or the southern jungle. This powerful empire conserves its influence with a giant military force.
The desert runners are quick cavalry units with the mission to observe the oasis and fight foreign intruders to the country. The light armored dino riders with crossbow and pikes were the first human people of the Skorpion Emirates, the king’s men met at their expeditions.
So, water, food and heat are just small problems in the desert, the fast attacks of the desert runners are the worst for travellers. Will the king’s men be able to escape the deadly trap and return to their home alive?