The Myth of the Scorpion Queen
This myth, available on this website only, explores the Scorpion Queen Alareab and her efforts to protect the scorpions of Tamarud. In her jealousy over the phoenixes, she curses Tamarud and ruins her own people. Stories of jealousy are common in Tamarudian mythology, and this serves as a warning to any creatures who attempt to cross the goddess Lahara.
This myth is the foundation for many aspects of life on Tamarud, especially the reason why the northern portion of the continent is so hot as to be unlivable, and why the south is inhospitably cold. It also explains the dangers of the scorpions who live in the southern tundra and constantly seek humans to sting.