While the north continued to be grow and change, a group of people from across the Shaking Sea called the Rajh Ba’a landed in the southern desert. These new humans came from the western continent of Parlantha, which had a storied history that stretched thousands of years prior to the rise of the Arcanis Empire. Bringing with them a fleet of golden ships, they claimed the desert as their own, naming it Damalith, and settling their first city, Qa’ath.
Unwilling to let themselves become involved in the affairs of the north, they constructed a massive wall that stretched from one end of Meranthis to the other, with the only safe passage through located at the Sun Gate. They soon established an empire built in the sands, ruled by their strongest warlord from the capital city of So’qantis.