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: Ferazonn.
The nation of Ferazonn is covered in lush jungle whose danger is matched only by its beauty. Dinosaur-like “megalizards” stalk the land as both hunter and prey, and frog-men with ape-like intelligence lurk inside crumbling, waterlogged temples that promise ancient treasures to the bold.
Ferazonn has been largely ignored by the other free nations until recently, when energy crystal deposits were discovered here. Now foreign expeditions are everywhere, buying up land, setting up mines, and fighting with both the natives and each other for another taste of crystal wealth.
Because the jungle has always provided everything they need, the people of Ferazonn have rarely fought wars over natural resources. They tend to take a philosophical, low-key attitude towards life, always looking at things in the long-term. When they do fight, it’s to protect their tribes or to acquire something new and unique; the Ferazonni value the unique over the merely useful.
The people of Ferazonn are divided into three major tribes and hundreds of smaller tribes. While they have no central government, the three major tribes have established a loose confederacy that negotiates with other nations on Ferazonn’s behalf.