The country of Doraman takes up nearly half the continent of the same name. It is a heavily forested land, varying from warm-temperate to semi-tropical in clime as one progresses southerly. There is a wide and rambling coastline, jagged cliffs and heavy water fae activity, as well as certain natural formations in the sea-bottom making oceanic travel nearly impossible, though there are methods of fishing and harvest of sea life still possible.

The Northern Cliffs, as this region is referred to, are the most heavily settled area of Doraman. Their main products are fish, edible seaweeds, specific dyes, pearls, metals (most importantly, bronze), plant fibers, specific grasses, and assorted produce.

Further to the south, dominating central Doraman, a wide swath of coastline is incorporated into the Domari Waste, a swath of poisoned land incapable of supporting life. Any living thing that ventures there finds its very essence sapped to nothing. There is a small area here that might have permitted sea passage, however, entering it is a death sentance.

Through the Waste itself, legend has it, there is a winding ribbon of verdant growth along the banks of a river whose water is said to have the power to heal any and all ills. It is told that this river variably either birthed or belongs to The Lady of Light, a protector and healer featured prominantly in children’s stories. This river is called the Rh’deen or Rhyedeen, though it is considered ill fortune to speak the full name.

The southern part of Doraman is dominated by a semi-tropical forest with large areas of swampland. The Domari Forest is the domain of the Marukai, a proud race of felinid people considered the People of Varuule. The small human settlements that stray near this territory tend to harbor small villages that still follow the Celyn and hidden practicioners of Sooasa. Trade is generally in a particular fine, light wool that comes of a special breed of sheep suited to the swamplands, silk, herbs, spices, dried fruits, leathers, plants used for specific dyes, feathers, and resins. The seeds and pods of the saranelle, or “moonflower”, are also traded as charms to ensure fortune in marriage, incorporated into jewelry. They are sometimes called “Swamp jewels,” for the seeds themselves are white with a pearly shimmer, and the pods are teardrop shaped and shimmer with a silvery sheen. Some large, older cities lay on the southern coast, but these are mostly ignored by Northerners.

Doraman is a monarchy, controlled (in name, at least) by King Eoran the third, currently, and the Lady Hinayali, who is said to be strikingly beautiful. This is of little consequence to they of the southern swamps, where even tax collectors fear to tread. In name, Lesare is also controlled by Eoran, through his alliance with Hinayali. However, in truth, much of the smaller human-dominated parts of Lesare are controlled by Davindahl du Adamah.


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