From the Dark
The Suli are a mysterious and oft-feared race from the Great Desert. Long ago, there was war between genies and men in a land now forgotten. A woman was at the heart of it all. All parties of the war suddenly vanished and were never heard from again, the once fertile land replaced by a massive desert.
In the time since then, wanderers came to the land and formed a nation of sorts known as the Great Desert. Even though the land was changed from before the war, ruins of an ancient civilization dotted the land. Out of some of those ruins came the suli. They claimed they always lived there and they recall no war. They live at one with the desert and as long as the wanderers respect them, there would be no problems.
The peaceful time with the suli continues, but recently there have been problems in the ruins. Ancient structures and beings are coming alive. Deep inside the greatest of the ruins, a doorway now simply leads to mist. Some suli have ventured within to investigate but none have returned.