Tulrisse sits in the middle-western region of Ganoltir, directly north of the Andorian Peninsula. The region is dominated by expansive plains and grasslands. To the east, where Tulrisse borders the Serran Desert, the landscape is full of savannahs and the grasslands are less bountiful. However, to the south and west especially, the terrain is rich and quite farm-worthy. For this reason, large stretches of the Western Province of Tulrisse are dedicated to farmland.
It is said that the Kingdom of Tulrisse’s prosperity is measured by the hunger of the realm. Their chief exports are grains and produce, and they provide for a large part of the regions of Ganoltir with their harvest. Because of their success in Ganoltirian trade, Tulrisse’s quality of life is quite high and the people enjoy safe and satisfying lives.
The people of Tulrisse are mostly farmerfolk, with a large portion of the kingdom being rural. However, there are some more urbanized areas of the kingdom, such as Kingsport, the sprawling port capital of the kingdom, where the king rules. The Kingdom of Tulrisse is ruled by a sole leader, Lord Protector Amerik Fulsen, a man with quite a head for logistics and economy but little experience in military training. Lord Fulsen keeps Tulrisse running at a smooth rate, his council of advisors ensuring that shipments are sent out to the corners of the realm when needed.
The inhabitants of Tulrisse are mythologized to have been a nomadic group of hunters who roamed the flat-lands, following the great packs of herbivorian creatures that shared the terrain. Despite having heard of the feat of herbalism from traveling shamans, the pre-Tulrissians hardly stayed in one place long enough for their experimenting to take root. The packs of cattle fed on the fertile grasses that grew along the plains and were preyed on by the hunters. The meat, bones, fur, and fat from the animals provided more than enough sustenance and supply for their simplistic lifestyles. Because of the abundant presence of these animals, the nomads prospered and their ranks swelled. Naturally, the collective split into smaller groups, scattering the pre-Tulrissians across the extensive landscape of the fertile lands.
Over time, the inflated amount of the nomads caused overhunting of the packs, causing many species to fall extinct. The hunting became more difficult, and some tribes grew protective of certain lands. Although there were few real hostilities between tribes, the separation between them became noticeable as they grew independently from another. These tribes began to domesticate these animals, and while some of them continued to roam with the packs, the rest settled down to live a stationary life, upsetting the nomadic cultures upheld by many of the elders.
In order to provide for their now-bolstering packs of cattle, the tribes turned now to rudimentary farming practices that had luckily been passed down orally from the elders in songs and tales of the traveling shamans. The settlers saw quite the harvest from their first few seasons of their very basic farming, due to taking advantage of the fertile lands, temperate conditions, and frequent rainfall over the plains. Throughout the years, they begin to develop more complex ways to plan their harvests, including basic irrigation and other clever farming practices. Scholars maintain that while farming was no new invention during this pre-Era period, the tribes were the source for the invention of newer, more efficient farming methods.
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