Detail of a Map: The Tarandarii

The semi-nomadic peoples of the northernmost regions of Realmgard are generally referred to collectively as the “Tarandarii”, a name which means “Reindeer People”.

Admittedly, it’s been a while since I left off on this series of details of the map of northern Realmgard. Full disclosure, part of that was the fact that I forgot there were still details of said map to, well, detail.

So here’s the next part.

The semi-nomadic peoples of the northernmost regions of Realmgard (once again: Realmgard is the continent, Terrace is the planet) are generally referred to collectively as the “Tarandarii” (singular “Tarandarius”), a name which means “Reindeer People”.

While this wrongly suggests that all of the peoples of northern Realmgard are a singular, unified group, it does accurately reflect the importance of reindeer herding which many of these people have in common. The Tarandarii use these herds for food, clothing, and transportation and as draft animals.

Given the remoteness of many of these northern peoples, few people in southern Realmgard, except for a particularly industrious travellers, have ever seen the Tarandarii or their reindeer herds, leading to many of the nuances of their culture being either lost and misunderstood or else exaggerated and romaniticised in the popular accounts written in southern Realmgard.

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