(Medium Kingdom) -- The land of plains and horse, the Brythunians
have become a culture of hunters and farmers, ranging their wide, flat
lands ahorse and unfettered. The Brythunian army carries forward this
heritage with a large contingent of disciplined cavalry regiments.
and scattered into small, widely dispersed fiefdoms, Brythunia awaits
only a powerful leader to weld it together and send its riders
out of the plains and onto the road of empire.
Know, my Lord, that thy people are descended of many lands and
cultures. Three thousand years past, in the toppling of ancient and
evil empire of Acheron, refugees fled eastward into the largely
unpopulated plains which now form the Brythunian Heartland.
For a thousand years the refugees wandered, learning gladly of the
freedom and unfettered gallop of horses under a spacious sky, while
retaining much of their old heritage. They kept faith in the god Set
and the arboreal religion of Wiccana, worshipping a female goddess in
sacred groves. During the next thousand years the survivors of Acheron
built up rude and independent kingdoms across plains and absorbed into
their midst another great migration of refugees fleeing to safety
from the fall of the first and Eldar Hyperborian empire.
Around them civilization was dawning, the Eldar raising the new kingdom
of Hyperborea, and from the Zhemri tribes to the southeast Zamora was
founded. The kingdoms of Aquilonia and Nemedia were already towering in
the west. During all those years and the thousand more until the
present, the world was a torrent of migration and conquest. The first
rude castles which had been raised by nobles of Acheron were laid to
waste once again as a horde of Hyborian tribes washed their blood into
this land to give it the name of Brythunia.
In recent history, thy Brythunian people have raided and invaded Zamora
repeatedly, defeating them more often than not upon the field of
battle. Yea, but the Zamorans have grown wise in the ways of intrigue
and have yet to be conquered. On this day, Brythunia is still a land
divided into smaller kingdom states, for the nobles of Brythunia are
ever loathe to give up their independence. Still, Brythunia does see
itself as one nation and all rally together for the common defense.
Yet the councils of the nobles are ever divided. Who of the more
powerful nobles has the strength to rule all? Thy dream, Great One, is
to unite they people on the road to empire under the will of one High
King. To do this thou must steep thyself in the knowledge of the land
and its people. Heed closely as I counsel thee with the knowledge that