Oskad

Country: Oskad

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Colours: Red, Yellow and Orange

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Races: Predominantly human but somewhat multicultural

Government: Autocracy

Religion: Polytheism

Resources: Skins (fur, leathers and hides), wood and agriculture

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History: Oskad has had a long history, steeped heavily in tradition. In the early days of Oskad, barbarian tribes from the south would travel through the (Name) desert to raid villages and farms for resources. Oskad also had its fair share of wandering monsters that had made many nests and tunnels throughout the land. Herr Christof Kohl, at the time considered as a ‘high noble’ became aware of the risks of letting these issues continue and proceeded to work on plan to make his lands safe. Herr Kohl had a small fortune from having many trades within his lands and offered a bounty paid upon proof of killing a monster. This could be claimed by any person, no matter of standing. This helped to Oskad gain attention from outside its borders and many knights and soldiers travelled the lands to slay monsters for gold. Once Herr Kohl had enough skilled soldiers within his land, he offered them land, titles or gold to help protect Oskad’s borders. Most took up this offer and created a presence that made the barbarians cease their raids. This took many years to achieve, but once it had been done, many of the knights holding lands and titles, decided to stay. They now had an invested interest in helping to better Oskad. The people happy now that their lands are safe, their own lords banded together and bestowed the title of Herzog to Christof Kohl and he accepted. His title has passed through his line and with each noble they have felt honour bound to their ancestor to better the predecessor. To implement improvements for the better of Oskad and its peoples.

Physical: Oskadian’s tend to dress simply and practically, depending on their job. When in social engagements, they will add a little bit of flair to their clothing, usually in the form of ruffles or brighter colours. A Ritter (knight) on the other hand will dress to be as visually striking as they can. Awards and medals will adorn their armour, which is tended to regularly and kept in good condition. Gold and silver plating is common as it assists to draw attention when polished. Women wear their long hair up, or in braids. Men usually have very short hair but take pride in their moustaches, many styling them with wax.

Mannerisms: Oskadian’s speak honestly and to the point. A stoic and confident people.

Weather patterns: Weather patterns are considered to be normal. Hot in the summer, snow in the winter.

Magic: Oskad does not have many magic users. This is because most of the nobility are trained in warfare at a young age and this breeds more a physical notion to protecting the lands.

Language: Oskad has its own language, but common speech is widely accepted and understood. Foreigners have perceived Oskadian to be a strong and harsh sounding language

Cuisine: Many smoke and dry their food for long storage. This includes many meats and sausages as well as fish. Vegetables tend to be made into stews or pickled. Cakes and sweet breads are common. Most private land holdings have at least a small vineyard or brewery.

Leisure: Many nobles hold regular tournaments on their grounds. These involve jousts and other forms of combat for competition. Feats of strength and agility are assessed and awards range from notes of recognition and trophies, to gold, land or titles.

Transport: Horses are common in Oskad. Most farmers and merchants use wagons.

Weapons: Most people carry a short sword or dagger with them at all times. This is due to Oskad’s history and is now considered to be normal attire. Within the ranks of nobility, many assorted weapons are made or imported.

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