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A map of Iberion.

Iberion, or officially the Kingdom of Iberion, is a country on the western part of the Continent. It's only land border is shared with Gallica in the north. It also borders the Endless Ocean in the west and the Constant Sea in the east. 

EtymologyEdit

The name Iberion clearly originates from the Latin Iberia, the name the Romans gave to the Iberian Penninsula. It is therefore probably based on either Portugal, Spain, Catalonia or the Basque Country, or a mixture of all of them. 

GovernanceEdit

Iberion is a feudal kingdom, with lords who rule parts of the realm for the king. It is probably not as well organised as Araluen, although the king's rule is respected, as shown in his law that outlaws slavery in the kingdom.

CultureEdit

Because Iberion isn't as close to Arrida as the Iberian Penninsula is to North Africa, it probably never experienced an Andalusian Period and has a culture more alike to the Gallica one. However, it has strong Toscanan influences as well, especially in the Iberian language. 

Iberion is home to fine craftsmen and artists and is fairly rich. However, many poor Iberians flee their situation and become pirates. These Iberian pirates are as feared in the whole of the Constant Sea as much as the Skandians are in the Stormwhite and Narrow Seas

The Iberian religion (or more specifically, the king's religion) doesn't allow the use of slaves. However, it is allowed to trade slaves to other peoples, such as the Arridi of Socorro, a small kingdom on the western coast of Arrida which has the largest slave market of the western part of the Continent. 

EconomyEdit

  • Trade: Iberion has a lucky position at the mouth of the Constant Sea; all the trade to the eastern part of this sea has to pass by. Most of these ships dock in Iberion during their voyages (although the harbour of Al Shabah is also a strong competitor). 
  • Piracy: Although the Iberian soil is fertile and rich of ores, many poor Iberians become pirates to escape their situation. 

CitiesEdit

Only three Iberian cities have been mentioned so far:

  • Alto Bosque: A unimportant market town built on a high wooded hill.
  • Santa SebillaA smaller but richer town than Alto Bosque ten kilometers north of it. It is a center of fine craftmanship and designed out of gold and precious stones. The town holds a small militia force.
  • Magala: A large city in the south of Iberion. A slave fleet is centered there, bringing in slaves from other countries and selling them off to buyers (mostly from Socorro).

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