Grasp of Orcus
Atour Bamarea is Born and Vital’s home city. It is in the extreme east of the Great Eastern Desert. It is situated at the bottom of a great nameless canyon in order to shield its goodly residents from the eyes of other races, who tend to assume that all minotaurs are mindless thralls and monsters, regardless of their allegiances. At the time of the twins’ birth, it was a city of free minotaurs, well versed in art, culture and philosophy. Shortly thereafter, however, a cult of Baphomet took root and gradually took over the city. One by one, every minotaur in town either fell into thralldom or was killed by those who had.
By the time the twins reached adulthood, Vital had converted to the cult of his own free will and murdered their parents by inciting Born’s Blood Rage against them. Born left town as the last free minotaur of Atour Bamarea. His memory having been affected by the Blood Rage, he would not find out until years later that it was his own hands, not Vital’s, that killed their parents.
The city still stands, no longer a center of art and culture, but now a stinking labyrinth of mindless monsters devoted to Baphomet. It is ruled over by Vital and a select few other minotaurs who converted to Baphomet willingly and thus retain their higher intelligence.