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Source: Dragon Empires Gazetteer, pg(s). 31

Taumata was an ancient civilisation of unsurpassed magnificence that eventually angered the very deities with their arrogance and were utterly destroyed for it. Taumata covers the area now known as the Wandering Isles of Minata but, at the time, rather than an elongated chain of islands, this area was one solid land bridge that reached all the way from Tian Xia to distant, mysterious Sarusan. However, in arrogance, the people of Taumata blasphemed against the gods in a manner so reprehensible that Hei Feng himself descended on them smashing this land ring apart with his nine-ring broadsword before declaring, "Nevermore in unity, lest you think yourselves greater than those who gave you life."1

The smiting of Taumata is believed to have taken place before even the eruption of Mount Shibotai in -2524 AR.2

Tau Nui

The Tau Nui people of the Minatan isles of Rendah Pulu are insular folk who claim direct descent from the peoples of Taumata. Many Tau Nui clans have sworn oaths to protect Taumata's ruins from outsiders and fiercely protect the locations of these ancient sites.3


Legends of the flying kaiju Agyra credit her creation to powerful wards created by spellcasters of ancient Taumata to protect their islands from storms. The powerful weather left only one island intact, and the peoples of modern Taumata claim to be descendants of these early islanders. The wards collected so much energy from the storms that Agyra is said to have formed as a result.4

Such legends are often dismissed by scholars who believe Agyra predates Earthfall. However, Agyra has since continually defended the solitary, remote island from any threats to its inhabitants and pursues any who attempt to escape over great distances. Her grudges include the kaiju Mogaru, though the source of this resentment remains unknown.4


  1. James Jacobs, et al. “Regions of the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 31. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. James Jacobs, et al. “Regions of the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 17. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. Eren Ahn, et al. Minata” in Tian Xia World Guide, 144. Paizo Inc., 2024
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sen.H.H.S.. Kaiju” in Monsters of Myth, 37. Paizo Inc., 2021