Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
Humans live throughout Tellene, from the arctic hinterlands to the tropical rainforests. They form the largest and most populous civilizations of any race, and are the dominant sociopolitical force on Tellene. The human race has fragmented into several distinct cultures, each deserving of its own description. All humans on Tellene share standard racial traits.
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The early human clans who lived on the Svimohzish Isle practiced simple hunting and gathering of the resources on their bountiful island. They lived on Svimohzia happily until certain tribes migrated away from the Isle. Today, sages disagree as to whether the tribesmen were pushed out over time due to overpopulation or left voluntarily due to food shortages, plague, pestilence, war, fire or some other trouble. In any case, whether it was, in fact, none or all of those catastrophes, whatever plagues had befallen the tribesmen came and went over the course of centuries. During each of the periodic disturbances, different tribes ventured across what is believed to be a land bridge that once or periodically rose from the waves to connect the Isle of Svimohzia to the main continent. The simple clansmen that crossed the bridge to finally reach the wetlands of the Alubelok Swamp were certainly greeted with an amazing assortment of plant and animal life. They more than likely found an abundance of wild rice and edible berries growing, large quantities of wild honey and flocks of waterfowl that could be easily captured.
Despite evidence of several attempts at peaceful settlement in what are today known as the Ubikokeli Highlands and Shynako Hills, the Fhokki (shown in red) continued their migration north to the lands and forests surrounding Lake Jorakk. Ancient burial sites in those areas bear witness to the conflicts of the Dejy and Fhokki of the time. Little evidence exists to discern the Brandobians’ exact path (shown in orange) up to P’Bapar Pass. Once within the Legasa valley, ancient Brandobians left signs of their passing in the form of cave markings and burial plots. Scholars debate whether the Brandobian migration occurred before the Fhokki movements, but the few clues that might substantiate such claims are contradictory.
The Kalamarans (shown in green) and Reanaarians (shown in blue) migrated last, but again, the learned debate over the order in which they left the Isle. No firm evidence indicates that these people coexisted, but most sages believe that the Kalamarans pushed the more peaceful Reanaarians from the central plains of Kalamar toward the mountains. History teaches that bands of humanoids forced the Reanaarians from what is now called the eastern Kalamaran plains over the Ka’Asa Mountains. Their exact path remains a mystery.