Nobody really knows who created C'thar and the Minotaurs. But there are
legends that tell a story of a dark creature, created accidently by Akhran
himself. Although it was no god it had godlike powers. So it created a race
of nearly immortal servants and worshippers for its puposes: the black
First all Minotaures were equal and had the same powers. But they soon became
as evil as their creator, but with a code of honour that Akhran had forced into
their minds. But that code did not prevent that the Minotaurs became envyous
of each other, started to fight and thus forgot to serve their god, whom they
had named Dorakhor, which simply means God in their ancient language. Dorakhor
became more and more angry at his creation and finally killed most of them.
Then he created two new subraces: the grey Minotaurs and the red ones. The
black Minotaurs still were the tallest race: powerful and gifted with the
magic. They were supposed to rule. The grey Minotaurs were smaller than the
Blacks but nearly as strong as them. But the lacked the talent to use magic.
They became the soldiers and traders. And last there were the red Minotaurs.
They were much smaller than the Blacks and their purpose was to serve.
The Minotaurs swarmed Evermore and soon became the nightmare of every other
race. They killed, raped, looted and burnt down what they could not carry away.
Soon the Great War of the Races started. Elves fought against the Drow,
Humans against Dwarves, and all against the Minotaurs. At the end of the War
there were few Minotaurs left. They gathered on a plain for a last decisive
battle against the united forces of the Elves, Humans and Dwarves. The battle
raged a whole day. The Minotaurs were killed one by one and at the end of the
day their Queen fell.
But the Minotaurs still were not beaten. So finally the priests of the Dwarves,
Humans and Elves called down the powers of their gods onto the
plain: they forced the earth around the plain to rise and form invincible high
mountains. Then they fled and closed the entrance of the new valley. They
magically erased every memory and every word written down about the Minotaurs.
The trapped Minotaurs prayed to Dorakhor to help them, but Dorakhor fought his
own war against the gods and was too busy to hear them. He eventually lost and
was doomed to be eternally caught deep down below the valley. With the last
effort of his fading magic powers he created a town called C'thar, Gods
C'thar remained in isolation for thousands of years until a young elven traveller
found a crack in a rock face and behind it natural caves leading through the
mountains that surround the valley...