The known world of Karthador is comprised of nine “free nations” who were once part of the Myratan Empire but now pursue their own destinies. Here’s a quick preview of one of those nations: Sparasool.
Sparasool is a desert. Its people are largely nomads who support themselves by raising livestock, raiding trade caravans, and producing Sparasool’s signature export: the transparent, sturdy substance known as ironglass. In this land of danger and opportunity, outsiders have a low life-expectancy, but those who survive may find themselves wealthier than they ever imagined.
The people of Sparasool suffered mightily under the Myratan Empire and are still rebuilding their culture. While some want to return to their past as fearsome raiders and warlords, others seek a new destiny as international traders dealing in ironglass, ivory, and stone-silk. The Sool value courage, honor, and above all, independence.
The Sool are divided into independent tribes, each with its own rulers. An inter-tribal council of elders is the closest thing the nation has to a true central government, and the head of the council is the closest it has to a king.