|Death||c. 1600 BC (spirit destroyed in 1939)|
Nur-Ab-Sal was an Atlantean god-king.
Nur-Ab-Sal was a high priest and the last king of Atlantis around 1600 BC. During the sinking of Atlantis, Nur-Ab-Sal fashioned a device, the God Machine, to transform people into the mysterious horned beings who had once brought orichalcum to the city. He tested it on slaves, beggars and thieves, though the machine only created a miserable crop of half-formed subhumans. Nur-Ab-Sal was then killed during the creatures' rebellion. Before he died, however, he impressed his essence on his amber necklace so that he could return and attain godhood to restore the Atlantean empire.
Plato wrote of Nur-Ab-Sal and Atlantis in his Lost Dialogue. The Royal Library of Alexandria also made reference to the two but the library was in remnants and became lost to history by the 20th century.
When Sophia reached the second circle of Atlantis, he gained control over her and revealed the true intentions: to be the king of Atlantis through Sophia. But Indiana Jones threw the medallion violently in a lava pit, freeing her from his influence.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the comic, Nur-Ab-Sal's role is much less sinister. He appears in spectral form in Atlantis and narrates the story to the pair about the Horned beings and the God Machine. These details are not mentioned in the adventure game, although the backstory is hinted at.
- Indiana Jones Adventure World (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (First appearance)
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis comic