Cyrusian (pronounced si-ROO-see-un)[1] was the Thassilonian Domain of Pride, ruled over by Runelord Xanderghul. During the time of the runelords, Cyrusian was considered the most powerful of all the domains.[2] As such, it was also the de facto capital of the entire empire. It boasted great trade routes via river and road and also occupied a central location (controlling much of what is now the Kodar Mountains) that allowed it a great deal of influence over all trade within the empire between its various states. Cyrusian boasted many more cities than any of the other Thassilonian provinces. Xin-Cyrusian itself was said to be guarded by armies of bound angels.[3] Cyrusian was also renowned for its monuments which were more numerous and greater in size than anywhere else in Thassilon. These monuments were built on the back of the enslaved armies of rune giants and dragons that Xandergul controlled. The dragons were used as a sign of the might of the realm of Cyrusian as only the truly mighty could ever hope to break the will of a dragon.[2]