The World of Llowellen
Anaru’s mainland is over 680 miles from east to west but less than 600 miles from north to south. It is a land of many contrasts from bone-dry desert and vast expanses of barren red rock, to lush rainforests and cool mountains. The most north-easterly island is dominated by Mount Oobi-Doobi whose peak, at 53’013 feet is second only to Mount Anwen.
While the slopes of the World Mountain remained largely unpopulated during the times of the Old World, Anaru’s mainland is home to a large population of humans, who of all the people alive in the First Age have had perhaps the most undisturbed history of all, due in no small part to their isolation. The increasing trade and travel that had such dramatic changes upon cultures elsewhere across Llowellen were simply unknown in Anaru throughout the First Age.
The humans are widely spread across the mainland and survive as simple hunters and gatherers as they have for many thousand of years, following wild herds or moving with the seasons. They travel wherever the hunting or the climate is best. They live in temporary homes built with the simplest of tools and hold tribal gatherings only to trade items, participate in festivals honoring Anwen and to arrange marriages.