Population: 2,249,000 (human 94%, goblin 2%, dwarf 1%, elf 1%, shialen 1%, other 1%)
Government: Theocratic monarchy
Religions: Sherit Pantheon
Languages: Primary – Sherit; Typical – Common, Al’teri, Arlani, Caliman, Dál’arnese, Elfrithri, Goblin, Lavang, Melittan, Norgalth, Ragkthan, Thârkh
Exports: Stone, pottery, glass, salt, grains, herbs, perfume, cloth, rugs, silk
Imports: Gold, timber, incense, ivory, exotic pets, furs, iron, olive oil, copper, gems, pearls, slaves
In the harsh Shalthim Desert, between the fertile lands around the Agentar and Inbrox Rivers, lies the kingdom of Tal-Sherit. This civilization is known for its scientific achievements in mathematics, architecture, and medicine, as well as its strong religious beliefs and mummification techniques. Founded on the ruins of an ancient empire by that empire’s descendents, the Sherit people have spent many years regaining their ancestors’ knowledge and rebuilding their presence.
Tal-Sherit, as it is known today, was founded in the same realm of the ancient empire of Sherit in the year 479 YAS by members of the once-royal family wishing to restore their ancient empire after its loss due to the Shattering. Building on the knowledge preserved in the ancient temples and pyramids of the past, as well as the wisdom passed down from parent to child for generations, the new empire of Sherit grew to great prominence in a short time. Unlike its ancient counterpart, the kingdom of Tal-Sherit sought to ally itself with its neighbors in place of conquering them, becoming more of a merchant kingdom than a militaristic one.
Recent history, as formed through the Godswar, has revitalized the army, which is based on a fast-striking force that is lightly armored and uses chariots and ranged weapons designed for swift guerrilla strikes. The elite Scorpion Guard is the exception, who not only protect the pharaoh, but also enter battle armed with khopesh and using varied fighting styles to deadly effect on the battlefield. In the last few years, a theocratic revolution has begun which has pitted the pharaoh against the priests of the pantheon and occupied the majority of Tal-Sherit’s resources.