Shaheed Ostijan

Also called: Shaheed, Ostijahni
Inhabited by: Calishite
Government: Hereditary Matriarchy
Description:

  • Ostijahn: Most of the land is covered by the Ostijahni Desert. Beneath the sands it is said lie the ruins of Pyra, an ancient civilization of wizards and sorcerer kings. Shaheed is a land dominated by wealthy nobility, powerful priests, and golden sands of Ostijahn. The people are largely nomadic living out of tents and herding their flocks from watering hole to watering hole. Incense, dyes, and linens are the prime products of Shaheed. Ostijahni tend to be a religious people but can be stand offish to strangers who do not follow the customs of Ostijahn. Tales of fabulous buried gold is said to lie hidden amongst the sands. The country is ruled by a Sultan in the capitol city of Romahad. While they do not have the reputation of an intellectual peoples, Romahad has a formal system of education and the library of Al’Sarin is amongst the largest in the world.
  • Ben Kalah: Part of the nation is not in Ostijahn but instead is based in the mountains and plains of Ben Kalah. Many who travel both lands claim they appear to be of a similar culture but once you scratch the surface they are nothing alike. The Emir of the City of Sheeva answers nominally to the Sultan of Romahad. The city is one of the largest in the world and is a trading hub for both Uthas and Tolrak. As such it has become very cosmopolitan and secular. Accommodations can be found for most religions and societies here. Large temples line Temple Street and boast architecture and styles from throughout the ages. A large guild of assassins is said to be based in Sheeva; or near there.
  • Moab: The island Moab is said to be cursed. It is directly ruled over by the High Priest of the City of Ra’tut. A large pyramid temple dominates the city and from here the Priests rule with an iron fist. The island is home to several gold mines which has made the tiny lands rich. The priests answer to the Sultan of Romahad but rumors say the truth is just the opposite. It is the Sultan who answers to the priests.
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