Kingdoms of Kharak
The Kingdoms of Kharak is a loose affiliation of city states present on a collection of close knit islands. Settled by refugees from the Time of Tears escaping the violence and mayhem, people of all races formed city states on the large islands in this archipelago. Each city state rules itself, but they all contribute to the overall Kingdom of Kharak, which is a republic that was formed to help oversee all the city states and ensure that they are able to defend themselves and trade/deal with outside nations together, as each city state is relatively small, things that benefit each individual city state will benefit the collection of them is the hope. Known as traders and raiders, the people of Kharak are reknown traders in exotic goods, including herbs and metals that are found only in their islands, as well as raiders/treasure hunters, exploring the Savage Lands for exotic game and resources as well as trekking into parts of Istlun in hopes of finding lost treasures. In recent times, trade between the islands and the main land have been more hazardous as reports of an undead kraken, followed by a host of undead that rise from the ocean, have been plaguing major trade routes.