Desert of Desolation
The Dupari saw the re-establishment of trade across the desert as a way to return to their heritage. Traders to the core, they had plied their wares in the Athis river valley before the curse had made it barren. They saw caravan trade between the remaining oases as the manner in which they could return.
They were driven by two motives beyond those of trade alone: as followers of the one god Anu, they were sworn to the destruction of the idols of the older gods of the Raurindi, and they were secretly ashamed that they had deserted the land to the Raurindi. Thus they came back to the desert with the glint of gold in their eyes, and a hatred of the Raurindi and all they stood for in their hearts.
While the Raurindi had protected the temples of the old gods, the Durpari were bent on their destruction. As the Durpari swept into Bralizzar, the Dustwall Mountains, and the Desert of Desolation, they pushed the Raurindi before them…or destroyed them.