Kundari Desert
Sahara
Sahara as Kundari Desert
REGION INFORMATION
Region: Kundari Desert
Kingdom: al-Milan
Rulers: Sheikh Sohannid al-Milan
Wealth: Gold export, Coal Export
Population: 795,000
Language: Kundari
Religion: Ethosien
Demonym: Kundarian
Primary Revenue: Exports
Cultural Niche: Desert dwellers, modest
Weakness: Arid lands
MILITARY INFORMATION
Fortification: Kundari Cliff Palace
Specialization: Foot Soldiers
Knights: Tribal Levies: 5000
Soldiers: 75000

Overview

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Antonia Fortress as Cliff Palace

The Kundari people are an eclectic mix of many of the desert dwelling people. Their language is distinctive, their skin usually olive, their eyes dark mostly. Occasionally one can be born with light colored eyes, but it is rare. They live with the rule of survival of the fittest and do not tolerate weakness or people who do not contribute. Perhaps that is the reason there are so many different tribes in the desert.

To the rest of the continent, Kundari is a relative unknown, having, until very recently sided with the Laniveer due to pressure and threats put on them by the Laniveer. They now seek to align themselves with Mobrin and her vassals despite the terror the Kundari have wreaked to the Sutherlands.

History

Revenue

Gold mining is carried out in the Voquev Resaix region while Nekmit is known more for their goat farms. Yeinydd exports many camels for the cross country travelers, with the idea they require less water than horses. Also, they export camel hides, for warmth and protection.
In the lush oasis of Hysleria, they sustain their own crops and fruits making the Kundari an independent people.

One of the growing exports is Coal, found in the Esuyp region and used in place of wood.

Beliefs

Until the age of 18, females are required to wear a veil over their face.
Until married, females must keep their hair bound in a braid for the husband to unwind on the wedding night and be the first man to see her with it down. He may then require her to continue wearing it up so he is the only man to ever see it down.

Legends

Legends of the fire breathing Qiameth bound throughout the Kundari people, passed from generation to generation. It is said someone dug a hole so deep, the Qiameth was there in the bowels of the earth, waiting with yellow eyes and flames for breath that scattered the dust of the desert far and wide, killing fertile lands and crops as a punishment for destroying its slumber.

Religion

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Clothing

Kundari people predominantly wear loose and flowing, but covering, garments that are suited to the desert climate. Traditionally, men usually wear an ankle length garment woven from wool or cotton. For rare chilly days, Kundari men wear a camel-hair cloak (Yimeilo) over the top. Women's clothes are decorated with tribal motifs, coins, sequins, metallic thread, and appliques. Royal women wear bangled bracelets both on their wrists and akles, jeweled tiaras and other head pieces.

  • Oleald: Kundari men formal clothing, usually worn with a Chiliad by nobility.
  • Ekcle: A traditional headdress typically worn by Kundari men. It is made of a square of cloth usually cotton, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. It is commonly worn in areas with an arid climate, to provide protection from direct sun exposure, and also protection of the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sand.
  • Morath: The standard Kundari word for garment. It is ankle length, usually with long sleeves similar to a robe.
  • Chiliad: A traditional men's cloak usually only worn for prestige by nobility.
  • Surogou: Similar to a Sari. A women's garment. It is a cloak which loosely covers the entire body except the head.
  • Yimeilo: A camel hair cloak worn on cooler days and nights.
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Kundari Nobles and Royals

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