Currents of Madness
Empire of Suralon
The Suralon Valley (and indeed much of Valcia) was once ruled by a kingdom more powerful and widespread than any that has come since. For uncounted years the Empire of Suralon ruled from Horokan down to the Arbred Islands. But after millennia of ruling the entire west half of Valcia the empire suffered economic and structural decline forcing it to shrink to only rule the valley. From their capital of Raekyth they struggled to keep ahold of their vastly reduced power. The empire was finally undone when, in a quest to regain lost grandeur, the rulers brought forth ancient and terrible power which even they could not control. Their greed led to the destruction of their precious city. To this day the ruins are shunned as a cursed place of unspeakable horror.
The Empire left behind troves of treasure and hidden roads and settlements throughout the whole of Valcia. Their ruins are known as places of magical and mundane power and the secrets left by their passing are still not entirely uncovered.