The Pirates Of Atlantis
Tardania is a large, temperate realm between the Angettor and Varbad rivers and the Sharakkian Mountains. It possesses an abundance of game, a generous growing season, and many other natural resources. Its capital, Stalden, sits at one end of the Tardanian Pass, giving Tardania the lion’s share of trade from eastern Pelasgar. Early in its history, Tardania wasn’t a single realm but a patchwork of small kingdoms united in a loose confederacy.
The Atlanteans found it relatively easy pickings because they could exploit longstanding grudges between the various kings. Seeing this prompted the Avarin rulers and nobles to the west to band together more effectively, leading to the Battle of Tardanian Pass. The Tardanians tried to revolt and join the battle by attacking the Atlanteans from behind, but the small garrison of soldiers the Ten Brothers left behind in what was then the town of Stalden was enough to crush the nascent rebellion before it could accomplish anything. As an eternal reminder of the folly of defying Atlantis, they heaped the bodies of the rebels into a pile and then transformed them to stone. That “pyramid” now stands in a courtyard in Stalden; the expressions of agony on the faces of the bodies can still be seen quite clearly.
Today Tardania is a well-pacified realm and a staunch member of the Dominion. Trade with Atlantis has enriched it, creating a powerful upper class of merchants and nobles. The Prince, Adigon, is one of the wealthiest men in the land despite a well-deserved reputation for lavish generosity and throwing sumptuous feasts and elegant balls on a regular basis. He’s also a lover of music and an accomplished lyreplayer himself.
Tardania’s most famous tradegood is marble quarried from the Sharakkians. Tardanian marble is used by master sculptors around the world, but particularly in Atlantis, where its even, creamy white color is considered particularly appealing.
|Everyman Skill Addition||Rating|
|AK: Tardania||8 -|
|L: Tardanian (No Literacy)||Rank 4|
|L: Atlantean (No Literacy)||Rank 3|
|PS: (Farmer, Miner, Stonemason – Pick one)||11 -|