Kruk-Sho-Kar was a hobgoblin king. During the chaos of the Dragon War, he united the different hobgoblin coalitions into a single army with one purpose. They invaded Eastern Cimmeria which was weakened by decades of fighting against the dragons. Kruk-Sho-Kar’s army pillaged and destroyed the settlements around the Aral Sea. Toffoun, Amalgami, and Jovy responded, but the scattered people of the region were unable to field an effective army.

Toffoun, Amalgami, and Jovy split up to find foreign assistance for the people of the Aral Sea. Jovy brought in reinforcements from Those Blasted Islands. Toffoun negotiated a deal for supplies, weapons, and armor from Queen Shortrastor of the Dominarie Mountains. Amalgami stayed with the army to train the soldiers while avoiding open battle with the hobgoblins. This cooperative effort turned the tide of the war between the Aral Sea people and the hobgoblins. Kruk-Sho-Kar’s progress stalled, and his leadership ability came into question within the cutthroat hobgoblin command structure. Kruk-Sho-Kar was forced to retreat to secure his internal position.

Knowing that the hobgoblins could return at any time, Toffoun and Amalgami organized the Aral Sea people into a city-state at the Dirt Plateau. They named the city, Jipangu. With the hobgoblin threat passed, Toffoun and Amalgami left to continue their work with Tentineh to secure the Dragon Orbs.