Central Mhirriah: Erzhabell
Erzhabell is known to be the most humid region in The Provinces of Mhirriah. At just over 100,000 square kilometers, the region is a mix of tropical rainforests, dense warm jungles, and at its very center lies a dark city that many would say is the capital of Mhirriah: Xiolba (shooll-bah). The Region was named after Empress Mhirriah's right hand, who established the Church of Mhirriah, The Mhirrian Circles, and was closest to the Empress. Erzhabell was a Arcanist from a brutal culture the empire of Ozlith warred with and eventually conquered who routinely practiced human sacrifice to appease their old gods. The culture of these people remains to this day heavily preserved by Erzhabell and the empire itself as they thoroughly appreciated the uniqueness of the cultures they encountered.
The way that they built their cities, their cleanliness, and their unique forms of dress and use of precious stones to accentuate jewelry and other garments all added to this fascination. Despite their brutality, the Erzha, as they came to be called in Mhirriah, are the most "civilized" of the cultures among the provinces, preferring large cities to the small settlements and reclusive lifestyles the other clans. This fact is due in large part to not only the historical culture of the people but also the nature of their environment.
Hot and rainyThe region experiences high temperatures and usually has large amounts of rainfall throughout the year that feed the rainforests of the region. These high temperatures do lower in the winter but the winters in Erzhabell are often described as comfortable as opposed to harsh.
The trees that grow often bear fruit and the Erzha have utilized this fact. They have cleared trees outside of the city that were not fruit bearing and planted trees that were, the druids in the circle of storms, who act on behalf of the church in the region, cast spells to increase growth and food production allowing for massive orchards that feed large amounts of people.
On top of this hunters often seek out the largest game to feed the largest amount of people as the city of Xiolba has almost 24 thousand people who live there.
The ErzhaThe Erzha are usually tall and toned with darker skin ranging from light olive to dark brown in tone. The Erzha are often avoided by the other cultures as the many years of war waged to dominate the region. the wars were fought against more than the other tribes of Mhirriah.
The wilds of the forests are by far some of the most hostile in the nation. Numerous dangers lurk around every corner such as diseases, quicksand, poisonous flora, hostile predators, much more.
It is said that in the early days of Mhirriah, the Erzha we're actually engaged in a war with a specific breed of megaflora. This breed would be the Black Lotus, which used to be more plentiful but we're hunted to near extinction by the Erzha.
The Erzha, like all the clans in Mhirriah, are survivors. They learned to adapt to this environment and over time taught it to work for them. They domesticated many creatures and those who couldn't be tamed were driven from sight of the city walls. The Erzha are often seen as primitive to Estoyans despite being one of the few tribes who reside in an actual city. They wear little clothing, including armor as the summer heat has thwarted many invasions over its history. They also resort to violence much quicker than other tribes tend to, even when compared to The Highland Berzerkers.
Erzha is the only place where slavery is legal in the known nations. Slaves are routinely bought, sold, and sacrificed. This slavery is usually kept in control as the Erzha fear the other regions building an alliance to take the city. They do this by targeting undesirables and outsiders who are unpopular to the other tribes.
The Erzha are known for their warriors who dress in the flayed skin of animals and prisoners alike. The so-called Flayed Legion are the pride of Erzhabell and most are trained from a young age to kill with great efficiency.