The World of Llowellen
Population: 587’520 ( scorpus 62%, lamia 18%, , sibeccai 11%, troglodyte 9%)
Religions: The Old Faith
Imports: Clothing, Fruit, Incense, Livestock, Opiates, Weapons, Wine, Wooden Goods
Exports: Herbs, Livestock, Mercenaries, Salt, Slaves, Spices
Ahrimesh is a vast and trackless desert that stretches for two thousand miles from east to west and a thousand miles north to Skenfirth. Despite it’s inhospitality, Ahrimesh is far from empty. A nomadic race of scorpus barbarians wander the dunes.
Life & Society
The nomads, who survive by raiding as often as they trade or lead foreign caravans across the dunes, have made semi-permanent villages, called Holds along the coasts. Only two permanent cities exist, Tur-Habban in the far north and Tur-Ushpaq on the shores of the Band-e Amir mountain lakes.
Major Geographic Features
Armadad River: Ishtaduk may lay claim to the southern banks of the mighty river, but the lush river deltas on the northern banks are the hunting grounds of the Ahrimesh. A verdant greenbelt that stretches for hundreds and hundreds of miles and teems with grazing animals. At least two attempts by Ishtaduk to establish a foothold to the northern banks have been met with unbridled hostility and the ruins of their fallen cities stand as a stark reminder of that fact.
Band-e Amir: A series of six deep blue mountain lakes, separated by naturally occurring crystal dams. The Band-e Amir Lakes, which plummet to unknown depths, are considered a sacred site by the Ahrimesh peoples and are a popular pilgrimage location. Hot mineral springs bubble to the surface in the north-eastern shallows, which are considered to have healing properties.
The Needles: South of Kamil’s Hold are The Needles. Jagged spires of rock that rise hundreds of feet out of the desert and cloven with nooks and caves. The upper caves are home to rocs, griffins and the occasional wyvern. The lower caves, lead to crevices which cut deep into the earth and eventually into the Western Lowlands. These dangerous caverns are inhabited by an aggressive tribe of ettin which raid the deserts for miles around.