Tales from the Inner Sea
The Great East
The Armavine Empire covers a great area of territory, with the Western part on the Inner Sea being populous and well known; indeed, the West is what most peoples in the Inner Sea know and associate with the Empire, but there is much more to it than that. The Empire stretches over 2000 kilometres eastwards beyond the Aphesium Mountains, with the terrain encompassing forests, plains and hills before the Easternmost border comes upon a region called the Tajiq; this large land of dense forests, jagged hills and salt marshes is held by nobody, being as wild and untameable as it is, though the people of the Tan Ti Kikkuyah dwell adjacent to it in the forested hills and mountains of Kuya. Beyond the Tajiq lies a large sea called the Mirrored Sea, a shallow calm body of water two fifths the size of the Inner Sea and no deeper than 50 metres at its deepest. This sea has a number of peoples and realms that lie on its shores and within its own islands, from the sprawling aggressive power bloc of the Natri-Bro-Addah Hegemony, the proud militaristic realm of Omiskiira, the isolationistic and mysterious Kingdom of Seguria to the various bickering and squabbling city states and small domains trying their best to get one over on their neighbours whilst avoiding the predations of the Hegemony.
The climate is dry for the most part, with the 6 islands of Omiskiira in the north of the Mirrored Sea blunting the worst of the winds and rains from the north, and here the temperatures can be exaggerated, with hot dry summers and cold wet winters.
The general culture level of the Eastern lands is civilized, although in some places that term can only be loosely used, with the totalitarian Hegemony using brutal methods to keep their neighbours and indeed its own citizens in line. The 2 most civilized and advanced cultures here are the lands of Omiskiira and the Kingdom of Seguria, the former due to their stratified, organized militaristic society on their islands and the latter for their clever and ingenious technical advantages over their neighbours.