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The Horns of Shushtu are a remarkable mountain complex located in the Black Kingdoms. The tops terminate in two nearly identical crags. One is colored black, while the other is white. To the west of the Horns of Shushtu lies an arid, vast, and inhospitable desert. There are few waterholes, and demons far between them, although one permanent oasis lies a day and a half march from the mountains.

There is a canyon which runs between the twin crags and the ruins of an ancient road lies there. Stone walls lie vertically along the road, covered with prehistoric hieroglyphs and pre-human carvings. To the east of the Horns of Shushtu is an isolated plateau. Here lies the cyclopean ruins of a city from the kingdom of Acheron. The center of the plateau is a tropical valley, with all of the mountain streams flowing into a dark lake. The ruins of an ancient city, built by the prehistoric Serpent Men, lies to the west of the lake. A colony of Acheronian refugees founded New Python above one of these ruins. There are also ruins of a stronghold on the eastern side of the lake. Beneath this stronghold lies the treasure of Python, which was the ancient capital of Acheron.

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