Wonder Woman has landed in Anobi, a small village in the Middle Eastern Country of Kahndaq. She has come to confront the ruler of Kahndaq, Black Adam who 2 days ago, slaughtered everyone from the Anobi village except for one teenage girl. Wonder Woman has met that girl. Now the two are making their way to Shiruta, the capital of Kahndaq and Black Adam.
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Shiruta, capital city of Kahndaq
Black Adam walks the streets of the capital of Kahndaq. Shiruta is Kahndaq’s largest and oldest city. During its beginning days as a city, Shiruta (its original name is unknown. Shiruta was Black Adam’s first wife’s name) fell under the watchful and powerful eye of Black Adam. In 1600 BC, all of Kahndaq is burnt to the ground, including Shiruta, by the supervillain Ahk-Ton. Black Adam’s wife and child were killed which caused him to take extreme measures in the area. His ferocity in protecting his country resulted in the wizard Shazam stripping Adam of his powers and inprisoning him for centuries. In the time that Black Adam is enprisoned, Kahndaq and its capital Shiruta experience a resurgence. Once again Shiruta reaps the economic benefits of being a port city. Travelers of all races, colors, creeds, and reasons found their way to Shiruta. During the Third Crusade in the 12th Century, Richard the Lionheart used Shiruta as a staging area for the church’s holy war.
In the years that followed the Crusades, Shiruta remained an important city in the region. It was not until the oppressive regimes of the 19th and 20th Century did the decline of the once great city begin. Upon his freedom from his imprionment, Black Adam again became Kahndaq’s protector after overthrowing the dictator Asim Muhunnad. Shiruta is Black Adam’s city. Since its inception centuries ago and today.
Black Adam walks confidently through the streets of Shiruta. Only days removed from his mass execution of the people from Anobi, Black Adam’s gait shows no signs of remorse about the killings. He walks proudly and confidently down the street. He does so to allow his people to see him. To watch him. To fear him. He is accompanied by his Chief of Security and fellow superhuman, Albert Rothstein, aka Atom Smasher.
“Don’t you worry about a response?” Atom Smasher does not share all of his friend’s confidence.
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