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Aisling is the kingdom currently occupied by the Canid.[1] Because of the Ermehn conflict and the ruthless Canid patrols, very few people travel to Aisling unless on important business.[2]

History

Aisling used to be Ermehn territory, but the Canid drove them out during the war.[3] Aisling- The Canid claim that the Ermehn, especially Sratha, cruelly oppressed them when they ruled Aisling.[4] When the Treaty of Cenolau was signed, Aisling was officially ceded as Canid Territory. The Canid have proceeded to erase every trace of the Ermehn civilization from Aisling.[5]

Geography

The Aderyn Mountains hug the western coast of Aisling, and mark its borders with Kishar and The Northern Wastes.[6] Because the border regions are steeply mountainous and constantly storming, the Canid didn't have to build artificial fortifications. However, there are still forts and periodic walls that guard the paths from the Northern Wastes. The most well-traveled path to the Wastes goes through Deltrada Pass, a gap in the sheer rock face.[7]

Aisling's southern border with Sunsgrove is wholly[8] marked by the North Verodun River. Since the Verodun River has many tributaries and creeks, it's difficult to identify which marks the border. As a result, those who have crossed the border many times know the best way to tell when one has crossed the border is by paying attention to the thickness of the trees- when one has left the deep woods, they have entered Aisling.[9]

Climate

Aisling has harsh winters and tends to be colder than warm- however, it's less cold than the Northern Wastes.[10]

Notable Locations

Demographics

According to Canid law, no Ermehn may be present in Aisling.[15] Despite this, some Ermehn stay in hiding.[16] Other Ermehn have also been enslaved by the Canid in Aisling, however, it's not a common practice.[17]

Government

While Aisling has a King, the king defers to the top generals of the Canid army, for the purpose of maintaining their kingdom's well-being and safety. Any envoy visiting the General has just as much weight, if not more, than if they went to see the King.[18] A member of said envoy claims that the King is only in power because the Generals say he is the king.[19]

Politics

The Canid are currently allied with Sunsgrove. If they are attacked, the Sunsgrovians must send aid. [20]

It very rare for anybody but high-ranking dignitaries to travel to Aisling.[21]

There is a Sunsgrovian Embassy in Aisling.[22]

Military

Canid Military

General Clovis lectures some soldiers.

The Canid military and its generals are the true rulers of Aisling. The Canid King is only in power because they say so.[23]

There are plenty of Canid women in the garrisons, and their gender does not stop them from advancing in the ranks.[24]

Patrols are currently being deployed into the Northern Wastes with orders to bring any Ermehn captured to Deltrada Garrison in order to get the location of their tribe out of them. When patrols need backup, they will howl for assistance, summoning nearby patrols or even entire garrisons if they are near enough.[25] This act is a violation of the Treaty of Cenolau.[26] Canid also use messenger birds to communicate messages over long distances.[27]

The Canid trainees practice on dummies mocked up to look like Ermehn warriors.[28]

Military Garb

Female Canid soldiers wear chainmail hauberks instead of chestplates and have lighter pauldrons.[29]

Canid generally prefer heavier armor, but when they are travelling outside Aisling, they will be only lightly armed, rather than wearing a full suit of plate armor.[30] Because of the rapid movements and the strikes of the Ermehn combat style, the Canid cannot win with pure strength and have to employ finesse in addition to their superior weight and endurance.[31]

The official Canid colors are black and gold, but important military figures such as generals wear red to stand out.[32] Some Canid have a red handprint painted onto their armor.[33] This handprint is a sign of unity supported by the individual.[34]

Economy

The Canid use obsidian chips as currency.[35]

Trivia

  • The obsidian currency is supposed to represent the rigidity of the Canid.[36]

References

  1. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 9
  2. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 5- Alex's Commentary
  3. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 9- Alex's Commentary
  4. Beyond the Western Deep, Chapter 2, Page 42
  5. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 9- Rachel's Commentary
  6. The World
  7. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 22- Alex's Commentary
  8. The World
  9. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 2- Rachel's Commentary
  10. Intermission: Week 1- Rachel's Comment on June 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  11. The World
  12. The World
  13. The World
  14. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 2- Rachel's Commentary
  15. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 60- Alex's Comment on May 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  16. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 60- Rachel's Comment on May 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm
  17. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 60- Alex's Comment on May 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  18. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 5- Alex's Commentary
  19. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 5
  20. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 21
  21. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 5- Alex's Commentary
  22. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 17- Alex's Commentary
  23. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 5
  24. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 83- Rachel’s Comment on May 13, 2015, 5:58 pm
  25. Fall of the Evyn-Din
  26. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 38
  27. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 28- Alex’s Commentary
  28. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 36
  29. Beyond the Western Deep, Chapter 2, Page 44- Rachel’s Comment on June 15, 2014, 1:56 am
  30. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 14- Alex's Commentary
  31. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 36- Alex's Commentary
  32. Beyond the Western Deep, Chapter 2, Page 57- Rachel’s Comment on October 11, 2014, 6:26 pm
  33. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 9
  34. Beyond the Western Deep: The Prologue, Page 9- Rachel's Comment on January 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm
  35. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 23- Alex's Commentary
  36. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 23- Alex's Commentary

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