After a somewhat shaded beginning, the Caltharian Tribe is now one of the most defenceless tribes in Santharia. Their humiliating defeat in the Age of Awakening has since changed the tribe’s entire outlook on life. Instead of concentrating on their swords, they now work with their hands, creating amazing art works.
Picture description. A Carmaladian dyer at work. Drawn by Bard Judith.
average height for humans, some taller
some shorter, the Caltharians are generally ‘fair’
coloured with their skin tone regardless of how much sun they get. Their hair
pigmentation is also light, as is their eye colours. The reasons for this are
Their hair is generally long and unkept, “dread locks” are not uncommon within the tribe. They wear colourful bandannas about their heads, and tie bands about their wrist and often ankles also. Caltharians are generally very stocky build, both men and women.
Although their presentation isn’t considered civilised or sophisticated they are still clean and care about their own self image.
Coat of Arms/Sign. Also fairly basic, in the shape of a circle. The Caltharian coat of arms also changed when their people changed. From a sword in front of a shield, to a sword with a cloth wrapped about it, signifying their once proud army, and their now more subtle way of life.
Territory. The Caltharian borders are: the eastern shores of Santharia as far south as the tip of the Ancythrian Sea and the Seanian swamps, to as far north as the bay south of the village Veltin. The western borders consist of the western shores of the Ancythrian Sea, the Goltherlon Forest, the Hèckranian volcano and the Higher Fores and the city Elsreth.
The Caltharians are skilled with
dying cloth. They export the cloth to other tribes. Various treaties have
capped their fighting skills, and they have no known talent when it comes to
They are also quite skilled with woodwork and other "hand craft" skills, of which they also export to other tribes and races. It isn’t rare to see one or several members from this tribe in markets about the Santharian continent selling their wares.
Caltharians live in modest wood build homes, with various wood decorations
hanging from the roof. This is done to show the skill of the craftsman who
lives inside. Each house is lightly stained with a bright colour. It isn’t
unknown for a house in the area to reach a second story.
The main Caltharian population lives in Carmalad, which once was the capital of the Caltharian kingdom before it became part of the United Kingdom of Santharia. Scattered throughout the area are smaller huts, built and owned by less crafted wood workers and "dyers".
A Caltharian woman wearing a characteristic bandanna. Image drawn by Quellion.
clothing is somewhat primitive when compared with other
consisting of roughly torn cloths and rags. The
colouring of the clothing however is spectacular. The
tribe, unable to focus on it’s military endeavours, focused on their ability to
Diet. Living in the forest areas they hunt and eat meat. Fish is also in their diet. Plant life isn’t really paid any attention; it’s viewed as something to snack on rather something to keep you healthy. They have no specific requirements other than meat, which is generally served medium raw.
Map of the ancient kingdoms of Santharia (482 b.S.). Click on any kingdom to read more details at other kingdom entries. Picture drawn by Artimidor.
Weapons. As the
Caltharians had restrictions placed upon them
for many centuries, their current use of weaponry
isn’t anything fancy. Various guards walking about Carmalad
carry your general swords and shields.
Occupations. Men are generally wood workers, and women are generally the cloth dyers, although this isn’t ‘written in the law’ it has been known to be vise versa. Other than the military, woodworking and cloth dying there are no specific occupations in the tribe other than the various serving wenches and bar keeps.
Government. Since their early hierarchy system didn’t do the tribe much use, to be the King or the Queen ‘lost’ some of its glory. The Military leader and the King or Queen now rule fairly closer, the Military adviser often causing some friction between the two when one wanted to rule on something and the other disagreed. In such situations the King or Queen simply overruled the Military adviser, reminding him on her/his position.
Production/Trade. Caltharians are highly skilled in woodwork and dying of various cloths. Using their skills to show their superiority over other tribe members and other tribes and races. Since their fighting and magical skills are nothing to boast about they take pride in their ability to use their hands.
Natural Resources. None that they are aware of, and none that they care to discover. They are content with using their own skills to generate their wealth.
Festivals. Taking their newfound celebratory way of life, they celebrate once every month to honour the God that it is named after, thanking them for their existence.
Information provided by Uragel