Tiger Nomads

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Chakyik Horde
Tiger Nomads01.jpg
The arms of the Tiger Nomads, as depicted in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).
Motto/Nickname
Region Bitter North
Ruler Ilkhan Gajtak
Government
Established
Capital
Major Towns Yecha
Provinces
Resources
Coinage
Population
Races Human
Languages Ordai, Ancient Baklunish, Common
Alignments
Religions Istus, Incabulos, Geshtai, ancestor worship
Allies
Enemies

The Tiger Nomads, properly known as the Chakyik Horde, is a political state of the Flanaess. The name also applies to the tribes of nomadic horsemen who dwell within these lands.

History

Geography

The lands of the Tiger Nomads are generally located in the northwestern portion of the Flanaess. They are bordered by the Burneal Forest to the north, the Fler River to the east, the Yatil Mountains to the south, and the Dramidj Ocean to the west.

The only major town with the Tiger Nomads territory is Yecha (pop. 4,100).

People

Population

As of 591 CY, the population of the Tiger Nomads totaled 104,000 persons, the overwhelming majority (96%) being humans of mainly Baklunish descent. Halflings, elves, and other humanoids make up the remainder of the population.

Religion

The most popular deities among the Nomads are Istus, Incabulos, and Geshtai. Ancestor worship is also a common practice.

Languages

The most widely-spoken languages amongst the Nomads are Ordai, Ancient Baklunish, and Common.

Government

The Tiger Nomads do not have a formal system of government. The numerous nomadic clans are loosely ruled by the most powerful noble of the royal clan.

The national capital is Yecha.

Administrative divisions

Executive branch

The current head-of-state of the Tiger Nomads is the Unvanquishable Tiger Lord, Ilkhan Gajtak of the Chakyik Hordes.

Heraldry

The Tiger Nomads' coat of arms is blazoned thus: Gules, a tiger's head erased or armed argent and langued sable.

Economy

Resources

The Tiger Nomads are noted for producing furs and hides, and low-quality gems.

Currency

The Tiger Nomads do not maintain any system of standard coinage, as their economy is based exclusively on a system of barter. Foreign currency is sometimes used in towns, especially when dealing with foreign travelers.

Transportation

Military

Bibliography

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