The inhabitants of Shulva were a race that discovered a dragon and worshiped its magnificence. The Sunken King erected the Eternal Sanctum below the earth to worship and shelter the great dragon Sinh, which slept soundly. It is said that the priestesses sang to preserve the dragon's deep slumber, but one wonders if a single phrase of their song ever reached the dragon's ears. The Sanctum is a magnificent city and appears to be a solemn temple, but it is filled with devilish creatures that ensure no trespasser shall cause offense.
Shulva did not trust sorcery because of its origins, that it was created by a traitor to the Ancient Dragons. So, the development of sorceries was stunted in Shulva, as they were considered taboo. Even so, there were some occasional gems created by a group of nameless enthusiasts. For example, the miracle Denial is attributed to the cardinal of Shulva; it was originally intended to grant the dying a few moments for a final farewell. Most of the miracles and sorceries created in the Sanctum City were lost, but the quality of their armor and shields suggests highly advanced craftsmanship.
Sanctum knights were sentenced to eternal stewardship of the Sanctum in a clandestine ritual carried out in the great depths. The guardian knights renounced their own flesh to eternally guard the Sanctum from Sir Yorgh and his Drakeblood Knights. The Drakeblood Knights, who worshiped the blood of dragons, were led by Sir Yorgh in a siege of the Eternal Sanctum, but sunk into the Sanctum when the sleeping dragon awoke. The red cloth wrapped around their black armor represents the sacred blood of dragons. To the Drakeblood Knights, fresh dragon blood was sacrosanct. They believed that by obtaining it, they could achieve a true understanding of life, transcending their own banal existence. When Sir Yorgh faced Sinh, the slumbering dragon, he drew blood with a flash of his steel, but Sinh responded by spewing forth the poison that had long brewed within him, blanketing the city in a miasmic cloud of death. The society was was corrupted by poison when Sinh, the sleeping dragon, awoke. A mere mortal would be asphyxiated by the poison emitted, and the people perished by the side of the dragon they worshiped.
Elana, the Squalid Queen, rests beside the sleeping dragon of the Eternal Sanctum. She accompanies the dragon, slowly amassing souls in anticipation of the coming day of vengeance.