Xan (The Fomorian Empire)
The city of Xantia was founded in the year 32FO [233SA]. A century later they began a war to conquer the mountains around them. After 30 years of bloody fighting (131 - 162FO [332-363SA]) Xan reached its current boundaries and ended their offensive campaign (celebrating peace by building Erdan (163FO [364SA]) on the Sea of Tears). Since their expansion ended, they have been raided by the Shandans and the Kolari and have engaged the Climans on many occasions (sacking Affea and Fort Kira repeatedly). Currently, they are at peace with their neighbors and have a tense truce with the Climans.
Xantia (30,000) is the capital. Erdan (14,000) is the kingdom's other city. The total population of the kingdom is 185,000. Xan's army contains 4,800 footmen, 800 Kolaro Mercenaries and 400 cavalry. Its fleet has 50 warships (10 triremes) at Xantia and 35 warships (5 triremes) at Erdan. (Erdan's fleet is designed for scouting and raiding.)
Xantia's economy is based on trade and mining. Erdan is a trade port with some agricultural resources. The nation exports metal and salt. They import various luxury items, slaves and textiles.
The chief god of Fomoria is Vahagn. They also worship Ashur, Enki and Inanna.
Fomorians are a proud people, due to their mastery of the seas and the personal blessing that their god bestowed on them. They can be arrogant, domineering and stubborn toward non-Fomorians. This is especially true when the foreigner violates Fomorian law or tradition.
All Fomorians are devoted to honor, truth and lawful obedience. Once a Fomorian gives his word his promise is sacred to him. Fomorians do not lie and become violently upset if it is suggested that they have done so. As long as a foreigner comports himself with honest dignity, and respects Fomorian customs, he is treated fairly by the Fomorians.
The people of Xan are aggressive and domineering. They stress military competence and take pride in excelling others in both war and peace. Xantians enjoy dominating others mentally and physically. Slave ownership is a definite sign of status in this nation.
The King of Xan is an absolute ruler and the most influential Fomorian king after the King of Fomoria.
Xan has good relations with the Kolaro and the Confederation of Shanda. They are strongly supported by the Kingdom of the Islands and Atler.
Xan despises Clima. They have poor relations with Musira. The destruction of Climan power in the west is one of their national goals.
Swords, Spears, Polearms
The Fomorians are of the same stock as the Kolari, Shandar and Goidanese. Their appearance is a composite of these groups.