Designation: major region
The southern expanse of Eqtis is an icy expanse blasted by cold, wind, and centuries of war.
Kallmenshrike (prounced Kall-MEN-shrEEK-eh, but often bastardized by foreigners to either “Kall-mens-ryke” or even “Kalmen’s Rike”) is home to hundreds of nomadic tribes. The tribes of Kallmenshrike are composed of many races and ethnicities, but because all but the largest tribes are aligned by familial bonds, most tribes are homogeneous.
Most of the tribes live in an uneasy confederacy, held together by tradition and by a shared animosity with the landscape. Although tribes are largely independent, they often band together for hunts, raids, celebrations, and for inter-tribal ceremonies like marriages, or funerals for respected individuals.
Clashes over common resources like water rights keep the central tribes from maintaining long-term stable relations, but the tribes regulate inter-tribal warfare by limiting their battles to short ritualized affairs, and deferring to elder chiefs in more serious disputes..
Kallmenshrike measures approximately 2,500 miles from its northernmost point to its farthest point south, and 1,900 miles at its widest from east to west.
Approximate total area 3,418,000 miles.
Highest point -6,132m above sea level, Krivagga mountain, in the ravenous blasts.
Agriculture: fruits, vegetables; dairy products; forest products; fish.
Natural resources: iron ore, copper, gold, lead, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife