Official Language: Common and to some extent [[Claw-Tongue]].
Government: Monarchy and Republic mixed with Theocracy (its really complicated)
Approximate Date of Establishment: 1,000 BES
Approximate Landmass: 120,000 Sq Miles
Approximate Population: 4,000,000
Affiliation: Sunlord Alliance
Geography There are three very notable features of the Kingdom of Runelaw: first the city of Tereken which is probably one of the most influential city in the world, second the massive amounts of ruins from the time of the True Race that adorn the entire extent of the land, third the mesmerizing Orange Cliffs which stretch most of the coast between Tereken and Beruben. The land which receives a large amount of rainfall is surprisingly fertile as many of the old irrigation systems keep the steeper sections intact and free of erosion.
Tereken can be read more upon in the article on the city.
The greatest density of the ruins are found in the Eastern portion of the kingdom, along the Tellesasha river, and along the Beru river. What is now called the Isle of Ruin was once a great city of the True Race which had a bridge to the mainland (a bridge which Tereken’s foundations are laid upon). Many of the ruins have been converted into temples and monasteries but because of the overwhelming amount of them most are just left alone.
The Orange Cliffs are said to be the result of one of the last battles before the Age of Shadow when the land was torn asunder by Celestials and Demons. They are about 3,000 feet high in most places and some areas they get as high as 4,000 feet. They are called the orange cliffs because at midday the sun reflects off of them and turns the ocean below into a brilliant yellow and orange.
History As the “Age of Shadow” rested upon Zith the Xugellket went to great lengths to stomp out any life that existed in the ruins of what is now the Runelaw. This was because (according to legend and many Terese scholars) a prophecy was made that the nation that would defeat Shadow and Hate and restore Celestial rule to the world would be founded on those ruins. Over time most of the Xugellket forces lost interest in the Runelaw because there simply were no people living in the area. Some sites along its coast were used as slaving ports; over time Tygrol moved into the land. Humans started moving into the region about 4,000 BES and took some of the land from the Tygrol. Wild game did not flourish in the region as much as agriculture did, over about 1,000 years the human population simply outgrew that of the Tygrol and pushed them to the fringes of the land. Many vicious wars were fought between the two races; the Xugellket watching on was amused and not threatened by the savage tribes that dwelt upon the land of prophecy. As time went on the wars began to subside as a new religion took root among both people. As in many other nations Solimket worship healed many wounds and provided a new level of political stability and cultural honor. Runelaw quietly transformed into a peaceful and strong kingdom. An invasion force from the Xugellket was brought to the land but was routed and completely destroyed in the year 1,189 BES. An alliance between the tribes formed the kingdom as a single political body a few centuries later. The Runelaw continued to prosper and became a living center for the Age of Celestial Return.