Talinin

The clans of Talinin used to be hunter-gatherers like the Linowan, but long ago they settled down to farm the fertile lands of Talinin. They share a border with Halta, but did not previously share the full Linowan prejudice against them, acting as a haven for outcasts from both regions. While Talinin had no commodities of great value, the Guild used it as a middleman for trade with Halta inself. Despite sharing a border with both Halta and Linowa, the Talinin High Lord and council of clan chiefs showed great skill at avoiding entanglement in the way beyond sending tribute of food to nearby Linowan border forts.

The arrival of the Bull of the North's warriors came as a horrific surprise. Invaders burned the walled villages. Adults were slain, while children were forcibly adopted into barbarian tribes. In the capital city of Dramasine, the High Lord of Talinin was slain on his own throne. The remaining clan chiefs turned desperately to the Linowan, who conscripted entire towns and used them as raw soldiery to hold off the Bull's troops. By the end of the war in RY 764, the Talinin towns were abandoned, and the previous clans were scattered. In many cases, the new bonds formed by fighting under Linowan, Realm or mercenary commanders are more meaningful to survivors, turning the Talinin into an imploded nation of warlords and refugees.

The Guild abandoned Talinin. The farmlands are battlefields and graveyards (and, in a few cases,  shadowlands). The Talinin lost much of their culture through the burning of their towns and the death of their elders. The nominal Talinin leader, Clan Chief Allim Bloodyhand, holds power with Linowan backing.

Talinin

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