The Desert Lands
Land of the Burning Sands
As you travel south in Domania, the
weather becomes hot, dry and burning. The surrounding countryside
echoes the climate in rolling hills of sand and rock. Here, where
nothing thrives in the land of the burning sands, is the border of
Emania. For hundreds of miles, red desert stretches, occasionally
giving an outcropping or cave of red sandstone as shelter for the
foolish traveler or army who would walk across its ground. Many
times Emperor Vyras has sent army after army to try and conquer
the rich provinces that lay beyond the red sands, only to be met
with ferocious beasts, elementals and wild savages that thwart his
attempts at domination.
Emania is composed of roughly half
these lands, combined with the thin line of Fire mountains where
the Gorthos people reside. This barricade of sorts acts as a
natural, fierce deterrent from outside attacks. Any good merchant
who hopes to possess Emania's rich exports of metals and oil takes
the sea route between Maeji and Meridia.
The people of Emania remain an eclectic
whole, often tight-knit and independent from any outsiders'
attempts of conquering. Though each city-state acts as an
independent nation, regardless of its size, when push has come to
shove the entire nation has been seen to rise up in an incredible
amount of ferocity in pushing back their enemies.
Trading Capitol of Emania
No one remembers exactly when Sygia
was founded, and some say it stands on the very grave of the
country's founder. Yet, to date, in this realm it remains the
center of trade activity. It is from here that the officials of
the country rule, preferring to be situated in the center of the
Surrounded by smaller farming cities and mining camps, Sygia rises
like a golden spark in the rolling lands. A large wall surrounds
the city, nearly fifty men tall and patrolled by the royal guard.
Though it frequently boasts the best merchants, Sygia is aware it
can be open to attacks at any moment, and its people are prepared
for that. The streets run diagonal to each other, each stuffed
with shops and services vying for attention of the thousands of
visitors that come in search of something special. Whatever you
might need, be sure to follow the rules of the streets:
1. Never break a contract
2. Never kill a man in cold blood
3. Never upset a Gorthos Trader.
4. Always follow the wisdom of the elders that have kept the
country free for eons.
Steel & Silver
Artisans & Silver
marble, glass & jewelry
Emania remains a free rule outside the Domanian Empire,
Emperor Narciso Vyras has seen to it that certain
uninhabited and border towns and boroughs have entered under
Domanian occupation by Imperial Troops.
†some city-states remain entirely neutral in the war by
taking on no allies. Even rumored to totally be independent
from Emania's own monarch's rule.