World of Mara
Tantalus is an island contentment and is home to some of the best protected ports in Mara.
Most of Tantalus’ population lives in small scattered communities involved in farming and shepherding. There are a handful of major cities, all of which are ports.
Inland the people are mostly self governing, with local lords, mayors, and councils of elders ruling in conjunction with local druid circles. The most worshiped goddess is Gaia, Queen of Life. Local druid circles are revered by the people and act as protectors, peace keepers, and priests to the people.
Several druid circles, such as the Circle of the Moon and the circle of the Shepherd have large followings. A new circle, the Circle of Thorns, has seen rapid growth in the last year and has pushed other circles out of certain regions.
At its southern end Tantalus is tropical in climate, and is covered by thick jungles. The people of the south call themselves the Oolong. The claim to have history dating back to The Dragon Reign though like many, their civilization collapsed at the end of The Age of Gates. The Oolong now live in small clans either living in the jungles, or fishing the southern coast.
The rest of the island’s population arrived in waves between 1000 and 400 years ago and refer to themselves as Tantalusians. They have reclaimed lands grown wild since The Dimming