To generate more conflict than can be found in the Land of the Dead, Kur-Dingir will have to have an increased level of inter-city conflict/competition, as well as other countries or city-states which are outside of the Holy Cities. While cities nearby would be closely aligned with the closest Holy City, those outside each Holy City's sphere of influence may or may not be.
Koryn is fighting a low-grade ware with the Holy Cities for influence. Koryn is powerful due to trade only, not in land or men. The Koryni navigator guild is an inordinately powerful men-behind-the-thrones type of organization.
Al Allahan is no more. The internal reference to "Allah" could easily be construed as offensive. In any case, I am not going for an Arabic feel so much as a Babylonian/Sumerian feel. In Sumerian, "Kur-Dingir" means "Land of the Gods." Works for me.