The Kingdom of the Islands (The Fomorian Empire)
These islands were taken from the Korchi Empire (28 - 82FO [229-283SA]). The capital, Firdan, is built on the ruins of a Korchi city that the Fomorians looted and destroyed. The eldritch underground of this city troubles the Fomorians still. Since its foundation this kingdom has borne the brunt of the war against A'Korchu, both as a buffer against A'Korchu and as the marshalling point for operations north of the Kolar Peninsula.
The kingdom controls seven islands. Three of them, Firdan (17,000), Bolgidan (15,000) and Zeudan (9,000), have cities. The total population of each island is Firdan (60,000), Bolgidan (59,000), Zeudan (31,000), Zerdu (7,000), Paidu (4,000), A'henas (3,000) and Hoda (1,000). The kingdom's population is 165,000.
The Royal Army contains 800 elite footmen (the royal guard), 400 Shandan and 400 Kolaro mercenaries. Each island has a local militia equal to 5% of its population. The total strength of the militia is 8,500. The Royal Fleet contains 60 warships, 20 trireme size or larger. It counts on support from the Kingdom of Fomoria when war threatens.
The kingdom's economy depends on the sea. They survive through trade and by charging non-Fomorian vessels a tariff to use the sea. Their major exports are fine metals and timber. They import common metals, food, textiles and finished goods.
The chief god of the Kingdom of the Islands is Enki. They also worship Ashur, Vahagn and Inanna.
Fomorians are a proud people, due to their mastery of the seas and the personal blessing that their god bestowed on them. They can be arrogant, domineering and stubborn toward non-Fomorians. This is especially true when the foreigner violates Fomorian law or tradition.
All Fomorians are devoted to honor, truth and lawful obedience. Once a Fomorian gives his word his promise is sacred to him. Fomorians do not lie and become violently upset if it is suggested that they have done so. As long as a foreigner comports himself with honest dignity, and respects Fomorian customs, he is treated fairly by the Fomorians.
The King of the Kingdom of the Islands is an absolute ruler. Fomoria's justice system relies on evidence collected by its royal constables, without torture, and magical interrogation by the presiding judge (a priest of Enki).
The Kingdom of the Islands has strong ties with the Kings of Xan and Atler. They have little to do with the Kingdom of the East or Port Doman.
The great enemy is A'Korchu. The Islands are dedicated to containing this "cancerous" nation. They dislike the Kolari and the Goidanese, both of whom have revolted from, or refused to serve, Fomoria in the past.
Swords, Spears, Polearms
The Fomorians are of the same stock as the Kolari, Shandar and Goidanese. Their appearance is a composite of these groups.