Abur
The Flamingo Throne

Major Cities: Sindari Bat 200,000,

Nayarit Baht 175,000, Chama Baht 100,000

Population: 1, 500, 000

Languages: Idenic, Aburi

Religion: The

Church of Savar, Balance (in secret)

Established: 4000 years previous, settled by New People

Landmarks of note: The Sand Spike, The Cypress Glades, The Ruins at Kampar.

History:  Abur is one of the earliest known settlements of the New Peoples who arrived over a period of two thousand years and took most of the Known World from the previous Dark Peoples. Singularly there are enormous ruins in the jungles that make up the southern reaches of Abur. Abur is a state in slow decline. It has many people but the ruler ship of the state is little more now that a puppet to the Savarid Empire and it’s church. The once thriving Balance religion was driven underground and now seems poised to be exterminated. The Abur have been conquered before and their martial glory was devastated in a series of battles with the Inzhar. Later the weakened alliance fractured into provinces ruled by little more than warlords propped up by military groups and mercenaries. The Savarid changed that—forcing the centralization of the government in Sindari Bat and quelling the uprising. Wholesale forced conversions of the temples resulted in a population that now looks to external control.

Ethnography: The Abur are of the same stock as the Savari. They tend toward dusky skin and a smaller stature, with curly brown or black hair. The country has spectacular old architecture mostly grown over with vines as the jungle pushes north. The divide between the rich and the poor in Abur is pronounced. Only Inzhar has a greater disparity between the noble classes and the poor. Hus some live in opulence not seen since the Pax Inzhari—while others starve in times of drought.

Geography: Abur is a large land. Steaming jungle and cypress swamp give way to desert in the interior after a median plain. Most people live in the crowded and stinking grandeur of the three Bahts or cities on the northern arm of the peninsula of Shokat. The sand spike is a huge ocean ridge and reef structure running some four hundred kilometres into the Savar Wrack. This sandy area is inundated with sea water regularly but there are large atolls and islands within that are covered in tropical –temperate vegetation.

Fauna: The Great Crocodile is the apex predator in the Swamps and cypress areas, though big cats and huge snakes also vie for the position. Abur has a large cattle and goat population and more poisonous snakes than anywhere else save the pure jungles of Dis. Insects are a problem but the huge colourful bird population makes watching the skies a treat.

Economy: Abur is an exceptionally wealthy state with an exceptionally bad distribution of that wealth. The nobles follow policies of hoarding gems and precious objects, while the peasantry starve. The Aburi minted differing coins through out their Empire for years. This included the half pound gold coin the Sola—an incredibly impractical piece—used only for enormous transactions. Now it has adopted the Savarid standard—20 bronze=1 silver, 20 silver=1 gold.

Head of State: Padisha Emperor Tachicult Pradish, Emperor of the North, Grace of the Gods of Law, King of the Flamingo Throne, Protector of the Aburi...it goes on from there.

State Type: Vassal State to Savarid Empire.

Standard Arms: Broadsword, chain and plate, round shields, spired helms and short bows.

Names: (male) Amar, Banjeed, Dosang, Ganra, Kalfa, Mahan, Pradesh, Surthinam, Tashin

(female) Ayasha, Bandi, Dimdi, Injir, Lakshmi, Parani, Ranit, Satynai, Zandi