Mavradia was once a great Iobarian city and capital of the breakaway realm of Zastel. Founded upon the ruins of a cyclopean settlement in The Caemorin in 1240 AR, nearly one third of the city was destroyed during the Drakeplague of 4519 AR, when dragons battled each other within the city's walls, convinced it held a cure. The city would later be attacked by giants from Fangard, and subsequently conquered by rebellious insurgents in 4607 AR.
Mavradia would finally collapse into ruin when the city was struck with a second plague that turned its survivors into "oozing deaths", mindless gelatinous creatures that attacked others. The settlement has remained abandoned since 4659 AR, left to the oozing deaths and dragons, both alive and undead.