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PALISOR REGIONS MOODBOARDS - [I] Chey Sart

Chey Sart (older Name “Northern Chailûza”) was situated in the center of Endor - between the Ered Harmal to the west, the serpentine Talathrant River to the north, and the Chey Rill to the east.

Although it was renowned as homeland of the Úlair Ren Jey (the Eighth of the Nine Nazgûl), it was best known as the traditional center of Chey culture. Its most notable physical feature, the solitary volcano known as Ulk Chey Sart, was revered by all Chejan-speaking peoples as the birthplace of their culture. Aside from the Chey Hills 200 miles to the northeast, the Black Peak was the only height interrupting the vast Sart grasslands (which measure 600 miles from north to south and 400 miles from east to west).

The Cheyans were a branch of the Easterlings, native to Chey Sart and nearby lands. They were largely semi-nomadic pastoralists and adherents of a superstitious fire-cult.They spoke a language of the Talatherin family that was known as Chejan.

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THE AHAR EASTERLINGS - PART III: KARGARIM & NUMAHAR

None of all the tribal groups of Aharian speech wass as large or dominant as the Kargarim of Kargagis Ahar. These Kargarim were a warlike and semi-nomadic people occupying a huge amount of square miles of the land known as Kargagis Ahar, where the various leaders of the tribes, moved their small khanates through the grasslands of the vast plateau.

Kargagis Ahar or the Khargagis was a vast grassland in east-central Middle-earth. Located on an 3,000 foot high plateau, it lay about halfway between the Talathrant and Endor’s eastern highlands. It was populated by numerous Aharin-speaking tribal confederations including the Kul-Ahar. Most were semi-nomadic herders.

Society and Culture:
The roots and customs of the Kargarim were most similar to those of the ancient Talatherim of the first age. The Kargarim were descendants of those Talath who had less changed and were less influenced by other cultures, and had maintained their archaic tribal roots, warring among themselves and peoples of neighbouring cultures like the Linerim, the Adek and the Shay of the southeast. Their horses were well known for their strength,though they were not as powerful as the horses of their Rycoli cousins.

During the winters they traveled south, where the heat and grasslands remained abundant and during the summer, they invaded the lands of the north, and even dared to venture beyond Talathrant on numerous occasions.

The Tribes commonly known as the Kargarim could be divided into two major factions: The Numahar and the true Kargarim. The first were named after the Talathrant’s tributary river of the same name, and many had turned away from nomadism to settle the fertile valleys surrounding the river, and had intermixed with Cheyan and Chyan settlers from the south or southwest.The true Kargarim however , had always continued their semi-nomadic life travelling across the vast pastures of the plateau. The Kargarim riders traveled in large and small companies dominated by leaders known as the “Seys”.

The only bigger city of Aharian Kargaris was Delik Kizil, near the center of the plateau, where companies came to trade their spoils of war without resorting to violence, and to buy furs and inks.

Appearance:
The Kargarim were grey-skinned, with dark eyes and tall by Easterling standards. Some of the Kargarim still had preserved the tradition of their predecessors to braid their hair and dyeing it purple or red. Most of them were beardless. They used leather for clothing, and generally preferred purple and red tones.

Warcraft:
Their unusual warfare tactics, made of them a formidable and very hard to beat opponent. Even the powerful Khudriag Ôvatha Ito, “the horseslayer”, fell to the forces of the kargarian dominated Kul-Ahar in the Battle of the Tombs of Grass during the Second Variag Wars in Chey Sart. Their main strength lay in the speed of their horses, archers and crossbowmen of short range, but they also uses throwing spears, throwing knives and whips. They were not very likely to fight over short distances or melee, and usually a Kargaron preferred hit-and-run tactics. This has given the Kargarim important victories, especially against the Variags and Cheyan oppressors.

The Kargarim and the Numahar were the driving force behind the confederation later known as the Kul-Ahar, which later absorbed most the tribes of Aharian descend after the mid-third age.


Part 1: Rycoli
Part 2: Dalpygi

A special kind of Art

 >> You look arround, it´s amazing how much wild herbs are growing here. It´s been almost three weeks, since you met Cheyan and finaly started a new life.  You begin to grin, as you think about what happened. 

>>The two of you met, when you where on your way to the city. You spend the whole day together, she even hepled you to find a new hive after that. You asked her to move in with you and she agreed. 

>>You take a deep breath through your nose and turn arround to leave this place. Your bag is full of usefull herbs and other things, the air is nice and you are happy as you can be.  

>>You stop for a moment, kneeling down besides a patch of wild Flowers. An idea begins to grow in your head and you begin to pick some of the Flowers. 

>> The way back to your hive is not as long as the way to the small meadow. You hold one Hand behind your back, walking carefully. Even if you are good in climbing and jumping arround in the mountains, it´s still dangerous. 

“Uh, Cheyan, i´m home!”, you announce as you walk into the small, cavelike Hive, hand still behind your back. “I have a small surprise for you!”

( mushitrolls )

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A few comic pages I made after the conclusion of my first comic.. where you can read right here! http://runicknight.tumblr.com/post/56821576594/issue-1-of-runic-academy-its-short-because-i

I will not be continuing this dialogue.

After a lot of thought and some friendly advice, I will be restarting the comic and focusing on Cheyan.

I had a lot of different things happening in this story arc that it was difficult to tell where it was going.
I am not giving up! This is a learning process!

This time around I am writing a script that I can follow rather than throwing ideas at my sketchbook and seeing where they stick.

This is my goal. A weekly webcomic will soon surface once I have this all figured out! (And some real life issues. Like.. moving out west in a couple of months. That will take some time.)

But this journey will be fun regardless. Thank you all for your encouraging words and advice!