City ruled over by the undead. Founded by dark wizards and cultists of the mad god, Ajivapura is the only place in Samsara where Azathoth is worshiped openly. Those living wealthy enough will have themselves embalmed and brought back as thanati. The ruling body, the Necrocracy, is made up entirely of thanati
Upon dying, poorer denizens are fed to ghouls and their skeletons brought back as mindless soldiers. The living pay tax in blood, undead are taxed traditionally. Vampires and are enforcers and generals. Packs of ghouls surround the city devouring any unwary enough to stray from the dubious safety of the road.
The thanati tend to be highly educated and are among the strongest wizards in the world, having dedicated centuries in their search for knowledge. Few seek their aid however, as those born outside the city’s wall find the presence of the all pervasive taint too much to deal with.