Stygia (as depicted in Robert E. Howard’s Conan novels) is one of the most forbidding and fascinating kingdoms in the world. With great pyramids, lurking reptiles, lost tombs, endless deserts and one of the greatest rivers in the world. Stygia is a decadent, sinister menace, a black land of nameless horror feared by the many. Ruled by a dark theocracy devoted to the cult of Set, its small population is notably xenophobic, and the people are obsessed with the subjects of death and immortality, building dark tombs for their mysterious mummies. The population of about four million people is notably small for a kingdom of its size, for there is little arable land for the people to live.
- Erkulum, the City of Set