The Pirates Of Atlantis
Bu’lhan is a land divided in two. Toward the south and west, as one approaches the Altalai Mountains and the hills running off them, it’s a plateau where the people tend to live as herders and farmers. But about halfway through the country the plateau descends sharply, in some places through chains of cliffs (like the Fire Cliffs, so named for their reddish stone), and the lowlands begin. Here the people live as farmers (with different crops than the uplands) and fishermen. Tension between the needs of the uplanders and the needs of the lowlanders has fueled many conflicts and civil wars over the centuries, particularly since the rulers of Bu’lhan, based at the lowland capital of Dzangtep, tend to favor the lowlander point of view.
The Lemurian conquest put an end to most of these sectional quarrels, since the Lemurians wouldn’t tolerate unrest and put it down quickly and viciously. To this day the governors assigned to Bu’lhan keep a tight hand on the reins of power. The current Governor, Tereghar of House Drex, is bitterly hated, largely because of his tendency to take any beautiful Lhanese women he sees back to Dzangtep to serve as “palace slave girls”.
Although they’ve been forced to worship the Lemurian gods, the Lhanese once had a strange religion that involved worship (or more accurately, placation) of various demons ranging from minor troublesome spirits to devil-princes. It’s said that Lhanese wizards are experts at summoning and controlling demons due to knowledge of thousands of years’ worth of Lhanese devil-lore.
|Everyman Skill Addition||Rating|
|AK: Bu’lhan||8 -|
|L: Lhanese (No Literacy)||Rank 4|
|L: Lemurian (No Literacy)||Rank 3|
|PS: (Farmer, Fisherman, Shepherd – Pick one)||11 -|