Via African Legends

One of the keys to his wealth and success can be gleamed from one of his titles, of which he held many. Known asĀ Lord of the Mines of Wangara he held dominion over either the only gold mines known at the time, or at least the significant majority of them.

It is said that during his reign, he conquered 24 cities and districts, so it is clear this was not a pacifist king, but as you will learn shortly, he was also not a tyrant.