Valusia was a kingdom of Thuria ruled by King Kull during the Pre-Cataclysmic Age and was the most powerful of the Seven Empires. Kull ruled his kingdom from the Topaz Throne in the golden-spired royal palace known as the Tower of Splendor.[1]

The nation was first established when the early Thurians arrived from the East and conquered those of the Elder Race that inhabited the region that became Valusia. It was even earlier that the Elder Race themselves had come out of the wasteland regions and displaced the peoples and tribes they encountered.[2]

By the time of Kull's reign, Valusia and the Picts had become allies despite the hereditary hatred between the Picts and Kull's native Atlantean people.[1]

Serpent-Men, the unseen priests of the Serpent God, have at times secretly assassinated various kings of Valusia and ruled in their place, using sorcery to take on the outward form of the dead king. Once in a while the apparent ruler would die in battle and the magic would fade to reveal the corpse of a serpent man. When Kull, with the help of Brule the Spear-slayer, unmasked one such conspiracy against him, he vowed to destroy the serpent men once and for all.[1]

The capital of Valusia was also named Valusia, not the "City of Wonders" as commonly thought, which was merely a nickname. Two Kull stories, "The Cat and the Skull" and "Swords of the Purple Kingdom", both explicitly refer to the capital as the "city of Valusia".[3][4]

Notable Rulers[edit | edit source]

Nicknames[edit | edit source]

  • Valusia is also referred to as the Land of Enchantment [5] and the Land of Dreams.[1]
  • The Valusian capital is nicknamed the City of Wonder (or City of Wonders) and the Crystal City.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("The Shadow Kingdom"), Del Rey Books (2006).
  2. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune"), Del Rey Books (2006).
  3. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("The Cat and the Skull", previously published as "Delcardes' Cat"), Del Rey Books (2006).
  4. Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("Swords of the Purple Kingdom"), Del Rey Books (2006).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Robert E. Howard, Kull - Exile of Atlantis ("Untitled Story", previously published as "Exile of Atlantis"), Del Rey Books (2006).
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