Ashudan (The Fomorian Empire
The cities in this kingdom, Ashudan (138FO [339SA]) and Xaghan (145FO [346SA]), were founded on islands. They played a major role in the colonization and early survival of Aredan. (Ashudan is a major supporter, and creditor, of Aredan.) Except for the Lemasan War, raids on pirate bases and military aid to Aredan; Ashudan has had a peaceful and profitable history. Currently, they are almost jaded by a lack of meaningful enemies and their excessive wealth.
The city of Ashudan (18,000) is the capital of this archipelago. The kingdom's other city is Xaghan (10,000). The population of the six islands, including the islands with a city, are Ashudan (50,000), Xaghan (44,000), Fort Novan (3,000), Quequar (1,500), Djaja (1,000) and Tariti (500). The total population of the nation is 100,000. Ashudan's armed forces are divided into two groups. The Constabulary has 800 footmen and 8 ships spread throughout the islands. The Royal Legion has 2,400 elite footmen, 1,000 in each city and 400 at Fort Novan, and 40 warships, including 15 triremes.
Ashudan has fine quarries, craftsmen and jewelers. It produces high quality finished goods and imports food, metals and luxury items.
The chief god of Ashudan is Enki. Few citizens worship the gods of war.
The people of Ashudan take an epicurean delight in the pleasures and duties of life. They are hard working, generous and joyous people who revel in life, rather than merely living it. They are honest and honorable in all things. The great majority of them can be described as hyperactive, exuberant and cultured.
The King of Ashudan is an absolute ruler. The sentence for all crimes is as specified for Fomoria. Once guilt is proven, the sentence stands regardless of the wealth or power of the felon.
Aredan is a strong supporter of Ashudan. The other Fomorian kings also tend to be allies.
Ashudan supports Aredan against Shurikal. They support Vahear against the pirates of the region. This kingdom has no enemy who has any real chance of doing them harm.
Swords, Spears, Polearms
The Fomorians are of the same stock as the Kolari, Shandar and Goidanese. Their appearance is a composite of these groups.