HEROES OF IMPILTUR
A mountainous and forbidding nation located on the eastern side of the Sea of Fallen Stars. The nation of Thay came about when a sect, calling itself the Red Wizards, declared its freedom from the god kings of Mulhorand. The land was ruled by a council of eight powerful mages known as Zulkirs, each of whom specialized in a different school of magic. It had a thriving, if macabre society based on magically enhanced industry, slave trade, and the use of arcane power unrestricted by morality. During the chaos of the Spellplague, the Zulkir of Necromancy, Szass Tam, named himself regent. This led to a civil war between himself and the other seven Zulkirs which he incredibly won. Szass Tam’s evil regime became the one true power in Thay. The country now contains the highest population of undead in all of Faerun.
First Appearance: Level 14