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Atlas of Skothar
Dear readers of the almanac, both old and new, I salute you.
My name is Erakliton, and I am a philosopher and politician from the city of Traun, in the Confederation of Minaea. Last year I had the pleasure to work for the almanac, correcting mistakes that had found their way in this wonderful guide, and explaining a little better the way Minaeans live, their political organisation, and describing shortly some of our wonderful cities.
I also gave some information regarding the Lands of Swanamutu. I wanted to be brief at first and not throw vast (and probably unusable) data onto the readers, who probably had already a hard time figuring out that we Minaeans are hardly pirates [many Minaean are pirates. Erakliton is obviously speaking from a biased point of view. Ed.], and our culture is as old and interesting as those of the so-called Old World... if not more.
Then I expanded on my work on the Swanamutu. I dealt most specifically with the region known as Tangor, the western area of the Swanamutu Lands. The area takes its name from the main power of the region, a powerful empire dominated by a black-skinned human race that call themselves "Tangors." Nearly all the Black Men of the region are of Tangor ethnicity. This is the most known region of the Swanamutu Lands. The existence of an empire in the region has led to the wrong belief that there is only a major empire that occupies all the Swanamutu Lands; this is ridiculous, as I already said.
The Tangor region goes from the city of Akuba east all over the Gulf of Tangor up to a longitude of 105° East. The area comprises the western stretch of the Tangor Chain, and thus the area that we will talk about in this description is about the same size as your "Old World." There are no important islands in the region.
Besides the Tarystian Coast and the Tangor region, Thyatian correspondents give us reports about two northwestern nations of Skothar: the Alphatian Republic of Esterhold, and the not-too-distant Kingdom of Thonia.
Correspondents for Skothar
Here is our list of correspondents that give us detailed information on the nations, places, and events of Skothar.
Erakliton of Traun
Erakliton is a Minaean philosopher from the city of Traun. He has long been a member of the ruling body of that city, but now he has left all his occupations behind to dedicate himself to scholarship. He decided to join the almanac after having read past issues and their imprecise description of the Minaean region.
Yin Tang of Beitung
AtlasAKUBA (City-State of)
CYMRU (Hivebrood of)
DURHAN (Republic of)
EKLEKE (Kingdom of)
ESTERHOLD (Republic of) and DRAEH (City-State of)
MINAEA (Confederated Kingdom of)
TANGOR (Empire of)
THONIA (Kingdom of, a.k.a. Empire of)