Norse explorers, who are forced to raid other green lands for sustenance as its own shores are cold and barren. Not even the seas provide enough to breed the gritty humans that chose to call it home (but hey, no one really bothers them there). And if you think the pirate men are bad, avoid the hearths of their homes – menfolk only rule to the nose of their ships (some scholars think Palma and Valenda share some common history from its strong ladyfolk). Its citizens don’t trust anyone but family for as far as they can toss the Spring Caber. Those for whom this life does not suit often move north to the greener Obi. The most powerful tribe leads the nation during the pillaging seasons, and each looks to their own in quieter times. If it chose, the land is rich in minerals that other nations would surely pay dearly for.