Zalūni Empire, Land of Fire
Da Çar is a land of extremes. Vast swaths of the land’s interior are uninhabitable due volcanic craters and boiling creeks flowing with brimstone. Dozens of small baked-brick huts crowd around muddy springs, clinging to life in the midst of the hellish landscape. The coastlines meanwhile are resplendent with lush flowering forests and sparkling seaside towns, a by-product of the fertile black soil and the continuing harvest of the land’s enormous natural resources. These two lands within a land are viewed as distinct places within Da Çar (e.g., Inner and Outer).
- Type – Zalū Republic
- Ruler –
- Capital – City of Tajinsin
- Cities – Tajinsin (18,634)
- Calendar – Eméreni Reckoning (ER)
- Festivals – …
- Population – Da Çàryr (650 DR)
- Races – Yrūn 94%
- Ethnicities –
- Languages – Zalic (Outer), Çaric (Inner), Trade
- Religions –
- Currency –
- Imports –
- Exports –
Cities, Towns, and Villages
- City of Tajinsin
The Yrūn of the Burning Crescent are believed to bear a strong resemblance to the those that originally left the Land of Emer. Regional natives typically have thick frames, dark features, and stand taller (5,9 ft. – 6 ft.) than their Vulmùri counterparts. Their eyes are considered narrow by Vulmùri standards and range in color from hazel to greens and blues. Violet colored eyes are present but uncommon. Southeast Lyrásti hair is typically black and straight, with beards and mustaches being rare. It is so rare in fact that facial hair is usually viewed as evidence that a person is not native to the Crescent.
- Girán Da Çarn. The most visible natives of Da Çar are the Giran (i.e., Outer). The affluent Giran live on the coasts and islands of the land, reaping the bounty of the land’s thick forests and fertile fields. With the exception of being taller (+2″ above the Burning Crescent average), the Yrūn Giran appear similar to other natives of the Burning Crescent.
- Dirín Da Çarn. Living within the interior of the hostile Da Çar, the Dirín (i.e., Inner) Da Çarn live a much different life than their coastal countrymen. Without exception, the Dirin are both thinner and shorter (-4″ from the Burning Crescent average) than their Giran counterparts. Malnutrition plays a large part in their stunted development. Despite these conditions, the hardworking Dirin are often quite strong and resilient. Dirin work in the mines from an early age, digging precious stones and minerals from deep within the lifeless landscape. With the singular exception of trade, the Dirin are so removed from their coastal brethren that they still speak the pre-Zalūnic language handed down to them from their distant ancestors.
Nomenclature: Da Char Dekàlic: Da Çar (place), Da Çàri (pertaining to), Da Çàryn (resident), Da Çàryr (people), Çàric (language)