Dark Places of the Earth
To those outside its borders, Cheliax today appears as a mockery of its former glory. Having lost most of its lands in a civil war that raged until just 70 years ago, the kingdom now languishes under the rule of the brutal house Thrune and their devilish allies. Once the center of the church of Aroden, the now-deceased god of humanity, the official religion of Cheliax is now the worship of Asmodeus, the king of Hell, and his devils act as enforcers for both church and state. Worst of all, although it has so far failed to reclaim any of its lost territory and is wracked to this day by dissension and outright rebellion, many in the Inner Sea Region fear that after decades of reconstruction the blood-red star of Cheliax is on the rise once more.