The Holy Kalztenvar Empire
A legalist Absolutist monarchy is the best description of the Empire
Humans make up a majority of the empire after the colonization of the land though they find it difficult to settle at first especially due to the uncommon nature of the winters.
Centaurs horses with human torsos an odd find in the steppes of Kalztenvar a nomadic people that live in the lands open fields while being the demographic less found in cities their race can be often found in the fields due to their nomad nature one thing that can be said to be a problem is their more than unruly behavior.
Bearman is a race of anthropomorphic bears who walk in two legs one of the races found by the first settlers a tribal race that lived in the great forests of the Kalztenvar tribal clans and great warriors and dangerous foes with great strength and resilience their kin has a great history of fighting long before the arrival of mankind being the largest race in the realm.
The Pticas are a humanoid race with long ears and pale moon-like skin, while very human they actually have wings in their backs having lived in the floating islands for ages before the arrival of man the smallest minority of the empire but still more numerous than the last but also the most curious races they generally are very weak but extremely agile.
The ancient ones or old ones first found by mines going too deep finding their ruins those spirit-like beings were mostly myth at first until coming front and center being a race with a number in less than 10 thousand people their spiritual ghostly form has a history of possessing golems, armor and even people with severe difficulty to gain physical bodies for an immortal race of spirits their strength can be measured since they can't interact with reality without hosts mechanical or not.
18-20 million people are registered in the imperial archives in its bureaucracy one thing must be careful to note is that it's a rough estimate.
Plane: The Frosland or Kalztenvar
The Frosland or Kalztenvar is a world of floating islands, beautiful forests with unique plants, and great mountain ranges. Its main continent and only explored one is the size of South America while at first, it looks like a beautiful temperate realm until autumn and winter arrive due to unknown reasons in autumn the world suddenly starts receiving less light and temperatures begin to plum having snow off-season is quite common until winter arrives and the sun completely disappears for months in what is called the “Długo Noc” the long night when the sun disappears for more months before it finally appears in spring making temperatures plunge massively around the region creating the most powerful winters ever seen.
The plane itself besides its unusual weather also has a singular massive blue moon that changes its color. Many believe the change of color of the moon is a sign of events to come. The moon covers a good chunk of the night sky and the thing that makes it holy for most of the planet is the simple fact that it illuminates the world in the sunless winter still shining bright on the heavens.
The realm also has a series of floating islands that can be found sporadically through the continent many of them can more easily be found on its mountainous areas some of those islands are quite akin to beautiful forests with rivers flowing through them or empty grass fields with a single tree to a literal rocky surface.
When the first massive wave of refugees arrived 500 years ago many were at first well settled the land was fertile and good for pastoral animals as for the natives who used stone and wood were weak against metal and iron the original 4 leaders who led their groups soon split off to form their own cities and nations the first four kingdoms became known from then mankind would spread through the continent over the course of the 100 years since the 4 kingdoms would split with even the natives the Bearman, Pticas, and Centaurs coming to adopt the technologies forming the 12 kingdoms of old over the course of 200 years as the nations formed around expanding across the continent the size of South America.
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