Takhesh was the priest king that ruled an empire that existed more than two thousand years ago with an iron fist. Eventually, he was overthrown, killed and buried and the prison tomb Naqse Rostam. He has been working to escape ever since. Recently a band of river pirates have taken up residence at Naqse Rostam, and accidentally broke one of the three seals that have kept him imprisoned. Now he can reach out and mentally influence the river pirates.
Currently he has the pirates enslaving all those that can be caught travelling between Angkor and Gudua for use in excavating into Naqse Rostam looking for the other two seals so that he can be fully freed to regain his empire.