Lódenûly lay west of the southern Ered Harmal, just south of Khy and the nearby Khy Gap. Flanked by the rivers Denûly and Akhâdôky, it was a gently rolling, semi-arid plain occupied by Khyan-speaking herders and farmers. Vegetation inland was similar to that of Khy, but near the banks of the two rivers there were forests and crops, because the terrain was extremely fertile. Khayapûn was the most impressive city (save Pelepelplû) of all the Khyan Empire. The city was built at the junction of river Akhadôky and Denûly, near an important swamp land, on the location of an old Chaialla holy site. Because of its central position, Khayapûn was the ideal choice for a capital, though it was more complex that it seemed, as Khayapûn and Pelepelplû became during history capital, and of course alternatively. Khayapûn was the greatest city of all the Khyan empire, with 150.000 inhabitants. This was a magnifiscent city, with processionnal avenues, colourful walls, numerous palaces, important temples dedicated to "the one True God Asrûta" and several other stranger deities.