Each of the Clans of Tarkima are ruled by their respective Chieftains and their inner circle of lieutenants, the Chieftain's rule is absolute, their word and blade law. If the current-sitting Chieftain were to meet an unfortunate fate, the selection process of succession often is done so in two ways. If the Chieftain was slain in a duel of honor against his opponent, the challenger would then by right, become the new chieftain. If the Chieftain was to die of natural causes, or slain in battle, the new ruling chieftain would then be decided in a grand fighting tournament, the best warriors of the Clan would gather to battle in fierce arena combat for the right to rule the Clan.
The Lands of Tarkima are frigid, rugged, and harsh, ranging from tundra plains, snow-covered forests, highlands and mountainous regions as far as the eye can see. These Mountains have been refereed to by the Tarkimans as Jotanu's Gate, Followers of the God of Earth revere it as his magnum opus and those who lack respect for the mountains and are ill prepared will no doubt perish in the Gate's perilous jagged labyrinth. Jotanu's Gate has a quite obvious strategic purpose as well, forming a natural border wall between Tarkima and the rest of the Continent.
The many peoples of Tarkima are one of battle, honor, family, and for the select, pure savagery. Strength and skill above all else is highly valued to the People of Tarkiam, with only the strongest of them all being able to lead the Clans or die. Religion in Tarkima had a rather strange beginning, before the Great Pantheon, the Drimuc, Grogar and Exiles all had their respective Gods. The Grogar and much later new converts worship Fennirik, God of War. The Human Exiles in their exodus had imported their homeland's Church of Ursya, Goddess of Life and Death, while the Drimuc revere Jotanu, God of Earth. Once these three religions had clashed violently for nearly two deacdes after the arrival of the Human exiles. Little details are known regarding what had caused the Great Unification, some say the Gods themselves, angishing in the senseless death of their children, sent events in motion to cease the fighting for good, and as mentioned, little is known, but now all three Gods are revered peacefully in Tarkima.
In recent years, a number of Tarkimans of Clan Ardir have adopted the Sakabanatu Religion centering around the Sondoper Ghosts, some see them Gods themselves or as Agents of the Gods, other see them as Divine Messengers, Higher Beings.
Crime is wide spread like in any other region, how it is handled in Tarkima is rather unorthodox. In determining one's innocence or crime, the Tarkiman Clans will have the accused go through the Judgment, Trial by combat. The Accused will be made to fight the fiercest beasts or warriors in Tarkima, if they survive, their innocence is guaranteed.
The Land of Tarkima is ruled by dozens of Clans, but in actuality, the land is ruled by Four powerful Clans, Ardir, Fervari, Craitan and Brakor.
The Human Population of Tarkima are descendants of Mycaen Exiles from a Long lost kingdom, now a part of the Mycaen Empire. Even in exile, the old culture and traditions stood strong and persevered through those harsh times. Today, humans now stand side by side as brothers and sisters, and as enemies with the Drimuc and Grogar.
How do your people fight? What strategies and tactics do they usually employ? What sort of equipment do your troops use? What’s the emphasis of your military? Try to be somewhat unique here. If a pre-existing country makes heavy use of heavy infantry and shield walls, for instance, don’t do the same yourself. I am not interested in numbers or percentages, so don’t use them.
Chieftain of Clan Ardir
Chieftain of Clan Fervari.
Chieftain of Clan Brakor
Chieftain of Clan Craitan
A brief history of your country is fine, so long as you cover the last 20 or so years. I’m looking for more of a summary of important events than list of dead monarchs.
How does your country interact with its neighbors. I am not looking for a list of exports and imports, but feel free to add them if you want. At bare minimum I want a listed rival here, another country that yours viewed as an enemy and actively worked against during the past twenty or so years.
@Bright_Ops We still have some room left, if a bit small. The Island way up north is freed up, it's just hasn't been updated yet. If you wish to remain, you can take that spot and leave the old spot open for @Catchphrase and possibly @POOHEAD189 if he changes his mind.