This small city is the capital of Khazari, though this is more in name than power. It is a well fortified city, a necessary protection against the feuding nobles of that land. Within the walls are the Seven-Tiered Palace of Prince Ogandi, the Monastery of the Flowing Water, and the largest temple of the Red Mountain sect. A smaller Yellow Mountain temple can also be found in the walls, leading to much intrigue between the two rivals.
Although Skardu is one of the five great cities of Khazari legend, its importance has greatly declined. Since the rise of the nobles and the governors, the authority of the royal house has fallen and the city along with it. Today, for a great city, Skardu seems somewhat shabby and run-down.