Kingdoms of Kandalar
Nadanga’s (Na-dan-ga) is a black nation that originated from across the sea that is now known as the ZalUsa (Black Sea). They arrived as traders some three hundred and fifty years ago. The found the lands to be warm, rich in resources and bountifully fertile and so much to their liking that they settled. The Nadanga now occupies twenty thousand sq miles of the the north west of the continent.
Ruled by a matriarchal queen the lands of Nadanga are civilised and quite possibly the most prosperous of all the Kandalar nations. The people are tall, dark haired and black skinned, with quick wits, charm and flashing smiles they are renowned as merchants, bards, and poets.
Nadanaga is known for its mercantile houses, and that the nobility wear bright silk clothing that is made in Nadanga, and the warriors that protect the land are mail clad horsemen.
Major settlements / cities: Capitol of Ifayo,
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Nadanag occupies an area that is basked in warm winds and lapped by warm water currents, it is a climate of warm dry summers, rainy springs, dry autumns and mild winters. Common wildlife would be basking lizards, gecko’s, snakes (mostly harmless), crickets, with the more remote areas having boars, wild oxen, and mountain lions. Wolves are rarer here than in the south and instead dingo like wild dog packs are to be found. The seas have large fish such as tuna, and rays with dolphins and sharks to be seen off the coast.
The people in the cities are well ordered modern city dwellers with merchants, traders, paddlers and craftsmen found in abundance. The Nobles of Nadanga ride or are carried in palanquins around the streets by slaves with their bodyguards forming a retinues.
The more rural areas are dominated by vintners and farming communities that grow olives, grapes and fruits and raise animals. Coastal areas will see fishermen in small boats as the waters of the river provide much of Nadangian dietary needs.
Culture and Law
How do people live? What traditions and superstitions do they have? What are the fashions for how people dress? What are the things this culture produces like? What gods do they worship?
The people of Nadanga are city and town dwellers for the most part, they live as well as anyone else on the continent. Silk is worn by the better off and loose flowing robes brightly coloured are favoured in summer months, with cloaks worn in winter with more fitted garments. Slippers are common often coming to a sharp point and slightly up turned. Nadanga is a country of show and as such both sexes will wear jewellery often gold but silver is popular, items can be very showy and intricately carved.
Nadanga all believe in luck and all carry tokens and totems to ward away the attentions of the evil eye.
Ifayo is a hive of industry as befits the wealthiest of all the nations on the continent and small workshops are to be found everywhere, producing high end goods such as jewellery, glass work, carpets, fine slippers, carved pipes, bales of silk, and copper/bronze/pewter goods such as dishes, goblets and trays which often are beautify engraved.
The more rural areas produce from the vineyards the fine wines that are sought across this part of the globe. Olive oil is also grown but the market outside Nadanga is small as the other nations seem not to use it in their cooking.
Restrictions on magic use: Nadanga has few mages and the open use of magic is not accepted. The people of Nadanga belive magic users to be tainted and corrupted with their souls blackened, and as such no true Nadangan would study magic. The Nadanga do not believe Clerical magic to be magic at all but rather miracles and blessings of the gods.
Restrictions on carrying weapons: Nadanga does not have formal laws prohibiting the carrying of weapons but it is rare to encounter anyone on the streets that is carrying more than a dagger unless he is a bodyguard or the like. Nadanga has a liberated view of justice with blood price to be paid for anyone killed within its borders.
What are relations like with other nations? What are the nation’s main trade import/exports?
Nadanga has good relations with nearly every nation, they are a mercantile people more interested in trade than conquest.
The Nadangan economy produces high end goods such as jewellery in silver and gold, intricte blown glass work, woven brightly coloured carpets, fine silk slippers, carved pipes of ivory, bales of silk, and well made copper/bronze/pewter goods such as dishes, goblets and trays which are often beautify engraved.
Fine wines from the vineyards of Nadanga are sought across this part of the globe.
What important factions have a base in this nation, and what are their goals locally? This includes religions and the ruling power. Wiki page links if required…