The empire of Shurima was once a thriving civilization that spanned a vast desert. After an era of growth and prosperity, the fall of its gleaming capital left the empire in ruins. Over the millennia, tales of Shurima's glorious city became myth and religion among the descendants of the shattered survivors.
Most of the nomadic inhabitants of Shurima search for basic sustenance in an unforgiving land. Some defend small outposts built around a few oasis. Others hunt buried riches among the ruins of the fallen empire, or obtain mercenary work, taking coin for their deeds before disappearing into the sands. Now, the tribes whisper from the heart of the desert: the city of Shurima has risen again.