Culture, History and Legend
History of Bat Saha
Bat Saha has been an important island since the Elden Age. As a reminder of that historical importance, the ruins of a colossal Elden bridge still jut up from the water at the northern point of the island.
During the Third Age, the Dandelion temple was constructed by unknown builders. The temple drew visitors, and the Third Age saw Bat Saha turn into a home for pilgrims and merchants. As the name suggests, the temple is connected to the Khelims, and the spirits inside the temple specifically guide Khelims on their journeys through the lands.
Nearing the end of the Third Age, the fearsome pirate the Gull-Lord took control over the island, disrupting trade and life in general. He was eventually defeated, but it wasn’t until the Fourth Age that commerce resumed in earnest, when the Halzhaan Dynasty rose to power.
Now, in the Fifth Age, Bat Saha has been deemed neutral ground, after a dramatic feud between the island’s noble houses. The island remains a busy trading port, and enjoys less restrictions under the Councils than it did while ruled by the Halzhaans. What this means in practice is a flourishing smuggling business and rampant pirate problems.