UTTARA KURU (Medium Kingdom)
-- Dismissed as a myth in
most regions of the
world, Uttara Kuru is a land of ancient magics, misty mountains, dense
coastal forest, and the strange, haunting architecture of Uttara Kuru
City. The people of this Kingdom are fanatically loyal in defense of
homeland. Ancient enemy of great Vendhya, the people of Uttara Kuru
must seek empire to the north and east.
Know, my Lord, of the heritage and history of thy people. Uttara Kuru
is an ancient kingdom. Our histories record as far back as the Great
Cataclysm which rocked the world's foundations and changed the face of
the earth over seven thousand years ago. Our origins are humble.
Our people began as simple cave dwellers high upon the mountains of
mist, keeping ever to themselves and the seclusion of the high reaches.
We have ever kept our own counsel and remained apart from other
kingdoms. We trust in our own ways and magic, knowledge which was old
when Vendhya was but a wandering tribe in the ancient lands to the
south. We rade but little with the outside world and only with the
people of Meru, who, like us, prefer to remain apart from the other
kingdoms of the earth.
Over the centuries, neighboring Vendhya has grown great in power and
her Kshatriyan warriors dream of enslaving our ancient home. But we are
the great Nobles of Uttara Kuru! Our greatest magic is the magic of
speech and persuasion. For thousands of years we have kept the invasion
armies of Vendhya at bay through our magic and our diplomats. Heed well
now my words, Great One, as I report to thee in full on the present
state of thy new kingdom.