The Far Kingdoms
Far to the south, beyond the Great Southern Wastes|, several great empires vie for the fertile lands that surround the shallow basin of a tropical sea. The largest of these, according to the tales of the caravan runners, is Thalessim. In the past it is said that they warred with the Orcs, who had dispersed south among their lands. The Orcs put up a tremendous fight, and the war was terrible, but the numbers of the Thaless were too great and the Orcs were pushed back north. More wars followed, but each time the Orcs were defeated, despite having Ork on their side. Eventually they were confined to the Wastes, and there they have dwelt ever since.
Thelassim is known for fine exports of shells, and fine wares made from them. It also exports numerous exotic foodstuffs, as well as carvings made from tropical wood, and steel weapons more deadly than most. It has many other commodities, as it is a great empire, but these are its best known.
Constantly warring with Thelassim is another great empire known as