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CYMRU (Hivebrood of)

Location: Continent of Skothar, Swanamutu region, north of Tangor and Lleweryn.

Area: Approx. 24,710 sq. mi. (64,000 sq. km.).

Population: Unknown number of hivebroods; supposedly a consistent number of degenerate human slaves.

Languages: Hivebrood.

Coinage: No coinage used.

Taxes: No taxation.

Government Type: Hive.

Industries: Sugar and honey production. Barter reduced to a minimum with the Empire of Tangor.

Important Figures: None.

Climate and Terrain: Cymru's climate, like Tangor's, is sub-tropical. The region sits at the threshold from temperate forest to the first hints of jungle. Winter is short (about a couple of months) and rather rainy, the temperature ranging from 10 to 15C; autumn and spring are long, warm (20 to 30C) and vary much from year to year. Summers are hot and generally are made up of a rainy month with a couple of dry months immediately before autumn. During the summer, temperatures may reach 35C, and the humidity is incredible.

Flora and Fauna: The animals encountered here may be jaguars, baboons, apes, crocodiles and alligators, and many, many species of insects and snakes of different degrees of poison strength. Flora includes the typical jungle trees, but near the mountains and westward toward Tangor pine trees may be easily encountered.

Further Reading: The Southern Skothar Gazetteer by Giulio Caroletti.

Description by Erakliton.

Cymru is among the darkest nations of the Swanamutu. It is a relatively small region controlled by the dangerous hivebroods. The insect-like race is reputed to hold as slaves thousands of humans, a degenerate branch of the Nailans that once held the region. Cymru is located in a hilly region, where the jungle gives way gradually to pine forest. The hivebrood soldiers patrol the few safe trails of the land, and immediately capture any intruder.

The hivebroods produce sugar and honey; a big part of the production is sold to the Tangors, or more precisely to the merchant organisation known as the Ant. The mercenary guards and merchants of the Ant are the only strangers allowed to enter this land.