Culture Reference Guide

Here we give a rough comparison for in-game cultures to historical ones, just for some intuition of general characteristics.

  • Wyrmlanders: Suomi/Ugric
  • Faeric/Old Mistlander: Norse, migration-period Germanic peoples
  • Mistlanders: Germanic
    • Norlanders: Normans
    • Greypeaks: Lombards (Italic Influences)
    • Nortonians: Saxons
    • Blackwood: Vandals/Goths
    • Netralans: ’Rus (Under the Rurikid Princes)
    • Phyrrans: Danes/Hansa
  • Dragonmen: Celts
    • Raveau Dragonmen (Harts): Alpine Gauls
    • Halwynnish: Gauls
    • Greypeaks: Picts
    • Khorish/Reachlander: Welsh/Breton
    • Bresslain/Hawthorne: Franks (Romantic+Celtic+Germanic)
    • Coastlanders/Townsend: Anglo-Saxons
  • Utheli peoples: Migration-Period Slavs
    • Rutherci, etc. : Early Southern Slavs and Bulgars (First Bulgarian Empire-like)
    • Utheli: West Slavs (Germanic/Romantic mixture), close to Netrala or Croats (in Ostberk)
    • Pelchanni/Pelschanen: Czechs (Greypeaks)
    • Daexi: Balto-Slavs
    • Qivrtsi: East Slavs (Turkic Influence)
  • Marshlanders: Italic peoples
    • Dalaci: Etruscans
    • Seruli: Romans → ‘True Marshlanders’
    • Aramagi: Lombards (Italic+Germanic) → Northern Marshlands
    • Mechizta: Southern Italians/Balkan Romans (Greek Influence)
  • Black Coast Cultures: Greeks/Anatolians
    • Mechera: classical Greeks
    • Mokhi: Trojans/Anatolians
    • Nythians/Nythikoi: Dacians/Thracians/Illyrians
    • Brakenvaldi: Anatolian Celts with Faeric Influence
    • Neck Mechera: Greeks in Taurica/Pontus/etc.
    • Serelskan Mechera: Greek Polities in Italy/Balkans, etc.
    • Gold Coast Mechera: Ptolemaic Greeks
  • Cultures of the Red Plains: Eurasian Steppe (Mostly Turks)
    • Anthorieli: Hun/Turkic peoples, led by Magyar-like clan
    • Imperial Culture: Mix of Hungarian, Bulgar in an Ottoman-like empire
    • Shuci: Alans (Caucasian/Iranic influences)
    • Idriq: Huns (old steppe people, legacy, etc.), absorbed by Oberon
    • Oberak: Khazars (ruling class of efficient steppe empire, prev. subjects)
      • Parmioi: Cuman-Kipchaks, lots of settled people, metalworking.
    • Bezhgurs: Avars (running from Qashqans, ex-Uqtigan)
    • Czerekoya: White Huns (Some Iranic)
    • Yeshigurs: Late Khazars (Nylist), Tabigurs = Pechenegs (Bel-Thazzar)
    • Qashqans: Gokturks
    • Prenshi: Hepthalites+Tarsanate
    • Idrixani: Post-Conquest Uyghurs
    • Oregturs: Yenisei Kirghiz (remote fur farmers)
    • Ydrgk: Xiongnu (legacy state)
  • Tarsa: Hittite/Akkadian Empires
    • Magosi: Babylonian/Assyrian but in the middle ages
    • Imperial Culture: Mix of Turkic, Mesopotamian, Greek
    • Belkans: Levantine Semitic peoples
    • Oscotians: Persian Gulf Semites
    • Black Coast Magosi: Phoenicians/Carthage
    • Oltec: Egyptians, with Arab sub-states, but interact with the steppe like China
  • Salaan: Berbers
  • Ovech: Iranic + Caucasian
    • Red Men: Ancient Iranics
    • Qarach: Arsacid-Armenians
    • Barghvashi: Anatolian Armenians (Hellenic influence)
    • Svalek (Highlanders): Kavkaz/Georgian
      • Highland Wildmen: Caucasian mountaineers (Chechens etc.)
    • Zhketan: Western Persians/Zagros
    • Kochari (Nomads): Scythians, Sarmatians, Kurds (regionally)
    • Qalavs: Pontus/Lazica.
    • Dashtovardi: Azerbaijan/Shirvan
    • Daqauri: Dailamites/Tabarastanis
    • Xwarshar: Khorasan/Merv
    • Oasis Cities: Silk Road states
    • Naronese: Persian/Kermani (handy mesop. influences)
    • Yahari: Sogdians/Tocharians (Turkic influences, originator-type dialect)
  • Scorpion-Men: ???
  • Neth: Khitan/Mongols

Culture Reference Guide

From Amanne Broccoli21