No matter how you vote in the following poll, it seems likely that we have found the empire’s dusty ass-end. Or do I speak too soon? Choose the defining elements of life in the province of Palth.
What defines Palth?
Disputes are solved with ritual duels involving heavy rocks on inclined planes.
Nomadic pastoralist yak-herders, the Palthians make winter camp at Bridlepost
Orphaned children disappear within a fortnight, without exception.
Palth exports visionaries, inventors, fanatics and livestock diseases: all flourish elsewhere.
Palth is barren. Bridlepost lies on a large, fertile marooned southern mesa.
Palthgrass is fast spreading, crowding out all attempts at agriculture.
Palthians are an ornery bunch who just plain don't like being crowded.
Palthians are constantly terrified of foreign threats to their boring rural lifestyle.
Palthians believe that overpopulation will bring down hungry ghosts from the mountains.
Palthians believe weather at one's birth mystically affects one's personality and character
Palthians breed mystic hero-horses who choose their victims. For sale, at Bridlepost!
People are hidebound and insular: each village despises and distrusts their neighbors.
Something destroys all other communities that get "too big". They just disappear.
Traditionally, only virgins can hold power.
Youth go on vision quests/rites of passage in the mountains.