The Regions of Aluria - Zhë Tiró Álurhnáyá


Location: The nothern part of Kániltóm, the main continent, in the western part of the north coast and inland to include the Kálisánsá mountains. Bounded on the north by the ocean, on the west by the region of Eskál, on the south by Lyívná, and on the east by Geneshlěcá.

Geography: Jáskárná is also refered to as the Alurian Badlands, or the Lezánthá. Rugged, often barren mountains make up the southern half of the region. These are cut by dry valleys with seasonal streams. To the north, the land levels out to a plateau which lasts almost until the coast. Jáskárálits, the capital, is located on a bay which cuts in from the northern ocean, at the foot of the mountains.

Climate: Jáskárná is cool and dry for most of the year, with a occasional short rains depending on weather patterns over the pole. Vegitation in the region is sparse, usually in the form of grasses and other herbs. Trees are rare in the north, more common in the south on the back side of the mountains.

Culture: Much of the population of the Lezánthá is nomadic, living within semi-defined districts within the region. These groups usually consist of a single family group containing no more than five generations, and travel in wagons made from dláshi wood, which has an almost stone-like strength with far less weight. In the dry climate of the Lezánthá these wagons will last for several hundred years. Every fifth generation is considered special to the nomads and great celebrations are held across the region where this generation forms new travel-groups, called vůnçár, a practice which prevents inbreeding from becoming a threat.

The most important possession to the nomads of the Lezánthá are çógöl. These yak-like animals related to the vuráps raised in the mountains of Kritsen perform innumerable tasks for the nomads, including drawing the wagons, providing milk, and when one has lived out its life, providing meat in a special ceremony called the jótrŕzh which celebrates the symbiotic relationship of the nomads and their çógöl. Finally, the hide, entrails, and bones all are used by the people for blankets, clothing, and other supplies.

The Lezánthá is one of the few regions where the Cádezhyeskváts or Infonet, Aluria's all-pervasive communications and information infrastructure, as well as the Subshuttle system, are almost out of reach. If one travels with the nomads, there are periods of up to two months when one will not find transportation other than the wagons and çógöl. Nor information and communication other than conversation and fireside stories.

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