Sep. 2nd, 2009

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Edessa is a peninsula on the eastern coast of the continent. To the south and southwest lie mountains and to the north and northwest is the Erammos desert. Overland travel is, if not impossible, at least extremely challenging. The difficulty of land travel is one of the reasons Edessa is a major naval power on the Amarna.

The Djaan people -- a loose confederation of tribes -- control all passage through the Erammos. They're tough; pretty much the only people who can survive in such harsh conditions. They are fierce warriors and excellent horsepeople. They don't think much of Edessans, who they consider weak, effete and corrupt.

Below are a couple of pictures of Wadi Rum in Jordan, which was the biggest inspiration for the Erammos.
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