Crypts of Chados
The Crypts of Chados started as a single tomb in the Valley of Kings, the chosen resting place of the first Chadosian emperor. His family followed, each having their own tomb crafted to their own specifications. As time went on, those allowed to be buried in the Valley of Kings were expanded to include saints, high priests of Chados, then lesser priests of Chados and templars, then anyone with the money to be secured there.
As a result, the Valley of Kings today is completely built over in tombs and crypts – the so-called Crypts of Chados – each built in the style of the person buried there, with concessions to the trends and styles of the time. Over the years various robbers and creatures have moved into the tombs and modified the architecture still further, turning it into a warren of passages and rooms.
Although the tombs are supposedly sacrosanct, the weakness of the church of Chados and the templars, combined with the maze-like layout of the crypts themselves, has led to raiders being able to break in in a variety of places. With ready access to fences in the city of Jadine, tomb-robbing from the crypts has become a profitable business.