The Regions of Aluria - Zhë Tiró Álurhnáyá


Location: South west corner of Kániltóm, on the subcontinent/peninsula bearing the same name. Bordered on the east, south, and west by ocean, on the north by Eskál, and the north-east by Lyívná.

Geography: The Gálár is mostly lowlands, interspersed by low, rolling hills. Along the coast, the lowlands turn swampy, often similar to the Florida Everglades. The Aluric word for these bogs or swamps is gálë, and it is from this that the region derives its name. The water level is high, producing rich vegitation and rainforest.

Climate: Warm, even hot at times, with temperatures in the 80's during the evening and occasionally over 100 during the day. Humidity is rarely below 70%. Much of the region is forested, with thick tropical vegitation being the norm. Several stretches of forest qualify as rain-forest, receiving over 100 inches of rain each year. Numerous species of brightly colored plants and animals grow in the region. The capital, żárnáshá, is located on one of the islands just off the western coast, near the southern tip, where the ocean breezes moderate the temperatures and humidity.

Culture: The Gálár has always been one of the most unorganized and primitive regions of Aluria, with few large settlements and those mostly along the coast. Historically the area consisted of over 200 different tribal and family units living in a few thousand small settlements, mostly as hunter/gatherers. At the time of the Enesnerrëvensës or Unification, this region was organized politically into a single unit, but with the understanding that it would take many generations before the interior would be truly brought into the fold. Today, the people of the Gálár are known for their relaxed attitude toward life, rather in the image of the Hawaiian people of Earth. Colorful costumes, often consisting of less material than would be proper in other areas, are the norm.

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