The tough arctic north. Full of equally tough indigenous tribes that pride themselves on their independence and harmony in such an inhospitable land. Their culture revolves around oral lore, ceremonies, and ancestral traditions. There is a biannual festival in Yukan to celebrate the seasons and harvest, to reconnect with other tribes, and to trade with the merchants willing to brave such climates. A classic hunter-gatherer society. Each slightly nomadic city-state is the local authority and independent of others. They will work together in tough times. It is said here that the mark of a great soul shows when you can find an inner calm in the midst of the winter storms.