Countries and Holds Sept 13, 2011 0:40:25 GMT -5
Post by Hayvn on Sept 13, 2011 0:40:25 GMT -5
Southern Country: This is currently the largest and most developed country on Pern, only slighlty larger than Silence. However, lacking a Weyr to support it, it has a military disadvantage to Silence. It's closest likely Earth comparison, culturally, is The United States of America.
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Benden Country: The Largest country on the Northern Continent, Benden is very much dominated by its history. It has a small Weyr Hold and what its known as a place for training and giving a home to both Whers and dragons. However, Benden country does not much care for the dragons there, but are willing to use the Whers and send whers and handlers there for training. It is a very independent element. It keeps to its old ways as much as possible, though there are places where it is difficult to see that happening as their is revolution slowly pushing its way through. Its wars are primarily internal at this time.
Natiev Weyrhold - will send riders to any of the other countries.
Igen Country: Igen country is the smallest in land area, but the most densely populated country of Pern. Culturally, it has developed into a country dominated with the respect for the elderly and its past that some may envision countries with rich heritage such as China, Japan, or even some European countries to be.
Keroon Hold (often disputed over by Igen and Benden)
Warland Country: This is the only country who saw fit to brave the Western Continent with its new technology. Because of this, it is a tough and pit-bull like country that is ready for any fight - even if they may lose. Although they have the entire Western Continent to themselves (honestly, though it isn't that big), they are rather sparse in population, especially outside of their larger cities. They are most like the Russia of the past in culture. They depend on Warland Weyr, however, for their protection from Thread and from the Zanthien, though none of them are above going out and trying to fight their enemies on their own.
Казаки́ Hold (Cossack Hold)
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Loretas Country: One of three countries which pay tithes to a Weyr, Loretas Country has grown over a large expanse of land to the far North. They don't have to worry quite as much about thread or about Zanthien Hordes, but they do have to contest with the weather. Their large cities are quite something to look at! Often made of stone and metal, when covered with ice, they become crystal-like and beautiful. Their culture is tough in some areas, but in the cities, they can be seen as real softies, often disdained by their own country folk.
Morning Star Hold
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Silence Country A typically laid back and familial country, Silence is an enigma to many. People here generally don't care for outsiders, and though one of the only three countries which pay tithes to an existing Weyr in return for protection, are suspicious of dragonriders in general. There are three fighting guilds here, all of which are built of different "clans" or families, though will generally accept those who can prove themselves. Silence Hold is by far the most developed of those in the steampunk nation where as Orilia Hold is far behind it and very much male dominated.
Silence Country greatly varies in its culture from Hold to Hold and place to place. It is located amongst the mountains of the Southern Continent to the west of Southern Country. (Hold descriptions can be found here: silenceweyr.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=silencecountry)