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Hyrkania is a country of the Hyborian Age.
Hyrkania is an immense nation, stretching across the continent east of the Vilayet Sea. Much of the land is composed of deserts, but there are also large streches of steppes and hills as well. Along the coast of the sea, the land is much greener. Hyrkania's border with Khitai to the east is marked by an immense chain of mountains. To the south, Hyrkania effectively controls a number of smaller regions with little permanent government of their own. However, these provinces have significant socio-cultural distinction, and are not a formal part of Hyrkania.
History and politics Edit
Through the centuries they have pushed steadily westward, and now a tribe skirts the southern end of the great inland sea Vilayet and establishes the kingdom of Turan on the southwestern shore. The non-Hyrkanian dwellers of these territories are scattered and pastoral. Toward the latter part of the period other Hyrkanian clans push westward, around the northern extremity of the inland sea, and clash with the eastern outposts of the Hyperboreans.
Population and culture Edit
The Hyrkanians are dark and generally tall and slender, though a squat slant-eyed type is more and more common among them, resulting from mixture with a curious race of intelligent, though stunted, aborigines, conquered by them among the mountains east of Vilayet, on their westward drift.
They practice archery. Riders wear steel, silk and gold.
Hyrkanian women wear veils. Even commoners and slaves wear silk.
Stories set in Hyrkania Edit
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