In ancient times, the kingdom of Bhât was one of the foremost citadels for infernalists and one of the first centers of power for the Nif'ur en'Daah (later known as the Nephandi). Legends claim that the city was built by demons in one night, formed from black marble, twisted wood and spiky plants. The inhabitants were nocturnal and ate strange fruits harvested from trees watered in human blood. They staged several raids against the neighboring cities and broke the walls of Babel several times and carried off prisoners for sacrifice and orgiastic rites. This practice united the various city states under the leadership of the Assyrians against them and they burned Bhât down and skinned every inhabitant of the city alive. It is said that various grimoires from this age are wrote down on Bhatorite skin.