Sindall

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Sindall is a semi-autonomous region of the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance located along the Sword Coast. It gained its independance from Rowen shortly after the Mage Wars and became a renowned center of art and philosophy.

The people of Sindall are mostly pacifists, but do not identify as such. There is no strong national identity; the nation is largely just a loose coalition of city-states.

Independence

Sindall was never technically conquered by Rowen, but catalogued as part of that country during Eieber's Long March. Rowen armies had defended key cities in the Sindall region and had considered the land part of their nation, but the Sindallese felt otherwise. An agreement was quickly reached and Sindall became a semi-autonomous region. Its proximity to Rowen caused the countries to maintain strong economic ties, but Sindall is not governed by Rowen laws.

Culture and History

It is often said that time seems to stand still in Sindall, which is really a relatively accurate thought. The people are simple, and the country is best known for its artistic achievements.

Throughout most of the Ages of the Alliance, Sindall was governed by the Alliance and subject to most Alliance laws, but never saw more than the occasional inspector.

As high technology came to the Sword Coast around the early Second Age, Sindall was slow to adopt. Solar power for electric lighting was popular, and advanced medicines and vaccines welcome, but the majority eschewed modern imports, on grounds that Sindall had a small, widespread population with few exports and no natural resources.

Sindall lies along the Sword Coast, between the Lowland Plains and the sea. During the Mage Wars it was along strategically important route and was frequently conquered, finally gaining independence at the beginning of the Second Chaotic Period.

The capital of Sindall is the city of Sine, on the Yenisei River Delta.

Sindall and Sine are also a region in Mage Wars RPG.

People

Sindall is one of the few regions with a distinct ethnic group, home to a race of dark skinned individuals. The Sindalise are renowned for their good looks, with the women especially considered some of the most beautiful on the continent. Photo studies of Sindalise women can be found in nearly every art studio the continent over.