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Human Kingdom of Terastios

The human kingdom of Terastios covers the entire eastern coast of its continent. It borders the Orkish Wilds on the west, and is surrounded by water on all other sides. A bridge across Maginsula connects it to the Silvamabilia, the elvish continent to the east. Fjelsmidt, the Dwarven Kingdom, covers the continent to the north, as well as a few of the islands in between. Terastios has a long history with Silvamabilia, and many humans speak both Common and Elvish. They also share a religion.   The capital city of Terastios is Torenviri, located on the coastline, about halfway between the north and south edges of the continent. This is home to King Viridi, the de facto leader of all humans. Torenviri is the oldest human settlement known, and it takes pride in conserving traditional ways.   The next largest city in Terastios is Maginsula, located on the border with Silvamabilia and the elves. The human side of Maginsula is ruled by Duke Linnington, while the elvish half is part of Silvamabilia and ruled by King Altiva. Whereas Torenviri is mostly inhabited by humans (and orkish slaves), Maginsula thrives on diversity. Inhabitants include many elves, dwarves who come to trade or seek refuge for being magic-users, and gnomes who come to exchange knowledge and magic studies. Maginsula considers itself very liberal and free-thinking, encouraging exploration of all ideas and purportedly placing value on anyone who seeks knowledge. In light of this encouragement of freedom, they have declared slavery illegal, and no citizen of Maginsula owns any slaves! That said, they still have to be careful of how many orcs they allow in town - with so much history of ill will between humans and orcs, background checks become ever more important.   Besides Torenviri and Maginsula, of course there are many small towns and villages, as well as inhabitants who just live in the forest. These include farmers, as well as bandits and vagabonds. There are also a high number of shifters and lycanthropes who have packs and tribes which rule themselves, and are mostly ignored by Terastios leadership, who in some ways view them more as wild animals than as people anyway. In recent times, there has been a famine in the orkish homelands, so many orkish refugees have fled to Terastios. As they are not generally accepted by humans, most of these end up forging homes in the wilderness. It is common practice in the south to enslave orks, as they are viewed as untrustworthy followers of Apatii, the evil god, and in need of a heavy hand to keep them from committing evil.
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Geopolitical, Kingdom

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