The West

 

 

The West is a part of the Old Gamaic Empire.  Gamay, which is a country to the northeast of The West whose armies, people and culture swept across the West three thousand years ago, conquering all nations and people before the sea.  This event is believed to have heralded the end of the Age of the Watchers.

 

The West was a part of this mighty regime for over two millenia, until a farm labourer named Seth united the people of the western empire against the forces of Gamay and won freedom from the distant city.  The West, which was originally made up of nineteen countries but now consists of only eighteen, defended itself for seven hundred years.  The birth of The West also heralded the start of the New Age, which is usually abbreviated to na.

 

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Situated in the northeast of The West, Ahdan's capital is Mundell.  The nation is still very much under the sway of Gamay.  The main trade is iron, which is mined deep in the country.  Most trading is done with the Empire, although some is brought to Om, in Marn.

 

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Situated in the west, Andana is a large nation.  Its capital, and only major city, is Iswa.  Much of the country is mined for iron and other metal ores.  Andana suffers with civil war and strikes, so the king, Alond, barely has time to think on foreign affairs.  Much of its materials are shipped over the sea, where prices are better.

 

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Situated in the southeast, Aldan makes most of its money from the river, which joins the sea within its borders.  Although it has always been secure within itself, Aldan has been subjected to a number of attacks from Ralandan in recent years.

 

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Situated in the far west, Arleeon borders the sea.  As a result, its people must fight off the pirates, with support from Erondan.  It is no surprise then that all of its trade, which is mainly spices, enters Erondan.  Arleeon's chief city is Rhotan, from where the Earl rules.

 

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Situated in the west, Carndan is a vast, yet relatively empty, kingdom.  It is a very wealthy country, due to the large quantity of silver which is mined there.  Arnadell, its capital, is said to be wrought of silver.  The nation gave in to the pirates, and it has been corrupt ever since.

 

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Situated in the southwest, Foldonia is a poor country.  Salk, its chief city, is said to be nothing more than a town.  It is no shock then that Foldonia fell into the hands of the pirates.  It is governed by the people, but is under the control of the pirates and has no trade.

 

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Situated in the centre of the West, Maladan is ruled from Swadellon, the capital, by King Fulke.  The nation's main trade is in fruit and wine, mostly through Om although some goes to Erondan.

 

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Situated in the west, Erondan is a strong ally of both Arleon and Maladan.  It has little to give in the way of trade, but makes its money from allowing others to trade within its borders.  Its capital city is Linol, where the Queen lives.

 

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Situated in the far southwest, little is known of Halion, save that it is a nation even bigger than Carndan.  It iis believed to be the only country which could crush the pirates on its own.  However, Halion keeps all of its options open and makes war with no one.  It is ruled by a king, although much of the land is divided amongst tribal princes.

 

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Situated in the centre of the West, Marn is ruled by a Duke, Ihnov, from its capital Roambell.  Although Roambell is the capital, Om is its chief city.  It is here that the West's main trading takes place.  The country provides wood, leather and milk as well as meat.  Om has six roads leading from it, which go to much of the West.

 

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Situated in the southeast, it is perhaps surprising that Phirdan is not under the sway of Gamay, as is the case with most of the other nations that share a border with the Empire's land.  Its capital city is Gemallia, from where the king rules.  Phirdan's main trade is in fruit and vegetables.

 

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Situated in the south, Ralandan is a large nation which is governed by a Parliament, based in the capital city, Jol Tall.  The country lost the monarchy in 679na, with an exceptionally bloody revolution.  Much of their trade is in animals and animal produce.

 

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Situated in the northwest, Rald is a small country whose capital city is Gonclowin.  Rald is ruled by a Queen but much of its land has now been taken over by Carndan.  It is a poor country, with no trade to speak of and is increasingly becoming controlled by the Gamaic Empire, in a bid for protection against Carndan.

 

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Situated in the southeast, the large nation of Roldan has always been under the sway of Gamay.  Ardenon, its capital, is where the parliament rules.  The country's main export is tobacco.

 

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Situated in the east, Shudan is the smallest of the independent nations of the West.  It is ruled from the city of Shamt Som by the king.  Despite being small, Shudan is an extremely wealthy country, trading its oil across The West for huge prices.

 

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Situated in the east, Sumal is thought to have the biggest city - Carldon - of The West.  This is probably true as, due to the number of wild creatures and outlaws that live in its forests, most of the population lives in the capital.  Sumal is run by the country's Cardinal and timber is its main source of income.

 

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Situated in the north, Tarl is the only nation this side of the sea which does not have a Cardinal, which is probably why so many of Bodarian's, Magio's and even Dredican's followers can be found there.  Tarl is led by a Queen and its main trade is in materials such as silk and cotton.  Its capital city is Ponall.

 

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Situated in the far south, very little is known of Wolt.  It is said to be a huge nation of fishermen and explorers, but no more is known.

 

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