The gate at Akamar lead to a world called Galaros by the local inhabitants, the Hyral. They were a frail race, seemingly descended from birds. They had beautiful art and jewelry, and fine spices to dazzle the palate. They also had no military tradition, so the leaders of Akamar were able to swiftly conquer and enslave large stretches of land and territory. Resistance had been developing in regions further from the gate when the gate was shut down by the use of the Answer.