Mur

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Mur
Motto/Nickname The Verdured Heights
Region Baklunish West
Ruler
Government Monarchy
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Races Human
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Religions 3,000 obahs
Allies Zeif
Enemies Komal

Mur is a coastal realm across the Dramidj Ocean from the Flanaess, on the Gulf of Ghayar.

History

Geography and climate

Mur borders the Gulf of Ghayar and includes a chain of tall mountains. The warm currents of the ocean join with the cold air blowing from Telchuria to the north to create a very wet land that includes a temperate rain forest. The rain forest spreads through the mountains themselves, along with many spectacular waterfalls. The lowlands are somewhat drier, and include several ports through which trade is conducted with the outside world.

People

The people of Mur are not Baklunish, nor are they a member of any of the other human sub-races known to the Flanaess. Rarely, a child of Mur will be born with four arms. This is considered a blessing of the nature spirits the people worship. Animals of Mur sometimes are born with the same trait, and the land is full of displacer beasts, kamadans, shensahti, and girallons. It is possible that all of these creatures originated in Mur. Those born with four arms are known as the obah-blessed, while those who offend the obahs become twisted, charred parodies of themselves and are known as the scorned.

The folk of Mur are plagued by their Komali neighbors, whose warlike ways force the population of Mur to dwell primarily in villages and cities built into the sides of the mountains.

Population

Religion

The people of Mur worship the 3,000 obahs, a word they use for divine spirits believed to influence every aspect of their lives. Mur is home to the Order of the Shensites, a group of pacifist monks who withdraw from ordinary society in order to avoid the corruption of day-to-day existence. The Shensites are named for their patron obah, Shensi the Serpent.

Apart from Shensi, named obahs include Balim (actually an archdevil), Tektek the faithful, and Karkush, patron of girallons.

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Government

The nation of Mur is believed to be ruled by a divine monarch who rules from a hanging palace somewhere in the mountains.

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Mur formerly traded with Zeif, but pirates and sea serpents have made trade routes to Mur unreliable.

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