Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #173
June 22nd, 2023
Name: Regions, Capitals and Notable Leaders of the Wastelands: The Fesea Nomads
Location: The Mu Onno Desert and points south
Population (approx.): Perhaps 10,000 riders scattered over 1,500-2,000 square miles
Brief: The Fesea Nomads have claimed the Mu Onno Desert as their home for most of local recorded history. They travel about the sands on a ritual path known as the Eternal Passage, following the direction of their seers, the Sandfinders. The Fesea are loosely organized in extended family groups known as Vaeg, ranging from a dozen to several of one to two hundred riders. At the direction of the Sandfinders, from time to time, the Fesea gather at the source of the Saut River (#31) to select one rider to lead the nation. Lead being relative term for each Vaeg is self-governing unless they either come into conflict with one another or something threatens all of the Fesea. Their current leader is a charismatic young dervish, Abduhl Arrantir of the Wastes, an orphan with a gift of prophecy and great skill with a pair of blades.
Geography: The northern stretches of the Mu Onno Desert butt against the southern Ulu Maug, encompass the source of the Saut River, and end within several days travel of the Danthas River. The travels of the Nomads bring them within sight of the Guild output of Firewatch (#138). Both groups warily consider each other. But the main concern of the Fesea and Abduhl Arrantir, are the Saut north along the river, for that Tribe if soon allied with the Tribes of Taodeas, might become a threat to the sacred places of the Fesea.