Human Regions: Monvesia
The humans of Monvesia can be roughly divided into six cultural groups, each with its own common langauge.
Cuorria (yellow) [aka. Herzland] is home to Dray, the capital of the Divine Drajan Empire. To the west is the independent nation of Montaigne, while the Granitsa nation are in the east. The common language of the region is called Cuorrian.
Galtain (green) [aka. Galtannia, Galtland] was the only only region not previously claimed by one of the native races of Prace. It remains less developed than the other regions as the humans here try to mimic and blend the pre-human pridefolk and elfish cultures. The common language is called Galtish.
The Honderreich (red) [aka. Ondria] is where all the worldbuilding and adventure of this setting began. Though once a "hundred" petty kingdoms, it is now dominated by the Kliemland in the north, Vasterreich in the west, central Gierland, and the Zyrndy Federation in the south (which is the only remaining Imperial nation in the Honderreich). The common language is called Honderreicher.
Notopoli (dark blue) [aka. Notopia] is located in the south, in the lowlands of the Monvesien Valley. City-states no larger than Dray dot the riverbanks. By controlling the Monvesian delta, Notopoli maintains its relevane as a trade hub. The common language is called Notopolitan.
Veldistan (light blue) [aka. Baltia, Baltland] is located in the southwest of Prace. It was the earliest region settled by humans, who had come to the Monvesien Valley from the Sea of Sand. Vestiges of Desolation-era culture can still be found here--and many saints important to modern religion were born to these archaic traditions. The common language is called Veldi.
Voztok (purple) [aka. Zaria, Tzarland] is the only human region not part of the Monvesien Valley; instead, it is located to the west of the Dvergheim and Granitsa mountains. Once a single empire that dominated the east (rumored to be led by a lich); Volka in the south has recently gained independence through peaceful means. The common language is called Voztonky.
|Historic Non-Human Territories|
|Current Non-Human Regions|
- As noted above, gnomes can be found wandering/travelling Dvergheim, Galtain, the Honderreich, and Voztok. (Their ranges are not marked on the maps above.)
- Halflings are a new addition to the cultural landscape, emerging in independent pockets in Cuorria, the Honderreich, and the Pridelands (marked in grey); they are closely related to, and often considered the same race as, rakasta.
- Lizardfolk likely migrated to Prace at the same time as humans, though they are native to Celippanu in Henjal; two known communities are known to exist--one to the north of the Honderreich and one outside of Veldistan (both marked in drab green). While the Honderreicher community seeks integration among human society, the Veldi community prefers isolation.
- Vanara are also native to Henjal, having "taken over" as the dominant people of that subcontinent; while in search of a legendary valley of Chanvhara, they have come to western Prace (marked in pink).
Quiet Giants of the Northwest
I have come to accept that firbolgs exist in Prace, living in secret alongside the humans of Galtain. I like the idea of them trading regularly with gnomes, all the while avoiding humans--even after centuries of coexistence.