However, it is a testament to the nation's character that they have been able to recover from these adversities, and also that they have been able to cling hard to their belief in the powers of Good when others would have turned away. Many rich forests dot Analand, as well as the mines and hills in Far Analand, giving the nation rich potential that it has only begun to exploit after the various disasters in its history. Like much of the Old World, it has a more developed civilisation than most of Khul or Allansia.
History[edit | edit source]
Prior to the construction of the Great Wall, Analand had been unified into a single nation by a group of monarchs who became known as the Arkle Dynasty. 
- 1688OT: The Blessed Crusade left Arkleton on Earthday 16th Locking.
- 1845OT: Construction of the Great Wall of Analand was begun on Fireday 15th of Reaping, at the command of King Arkle XIX.
- 1970OT: Work on the Great Wall of Analand was stopped for good in this year, even though it was incomplete in three places.
- 1998OT: An attack on Analand by the forces of Chaos in Kakhabad was thwarted by the Minimites. 
- 283AC: The Crown of Kings was stolen from Analand by Birdmen from Mampang on Stormsday 16th of Watching.
Geography[edit | edit source]
At the very north of Analand lies the Great Wall, forming a boundary between Analand and Kakhabad. A fortress called the Outpost Settlement inhabited by Analander soldiers is near the Cantopani Gate, the border post between the two nations. In the northwest of Analand lies Chawberry Wood.  In the northeast lies Goldwater Lake; the mining town of Scarton sits on the edge of the lake. Goldwater Lake has a tribuatary river, the Goldflow River, flowing out of it; this river flows through the capital of Analand, Arkleton, before flowing out into the Kakhabad Sea. To the west of Arkleton is the town of Fargate, sitting in the shadow of the Great Wall. Out of Arkleton comes a main road, which goes south to the village of Farleigh, where the road then splits.The southeastern road goes to the port of Ulaak, while the southwestern road goes to Lake Libra and the town of Vasil. The plains of Analand north of Lake Libra are dominated by small peasant farms.  The Schoolfish River drifts out of Lake Libra towards the Bay of Gumm, dominated on both its sides by hills. The city of Gummport rests in the centre of the Bay. The Schoolfish River is the boundary between Analand and Far Analand. Far Analand is a region of flat savannas which have a hot climate, and Elephants live there. 
People[edit | edit source]
Most of the population of Analand are Human. A number of Sightmasters live in the country; they are allies of the royal house of Analand, and they serve as the country's border guards thanks to their sharp sight. Many live in the Outpost Settlement on the country's northern border.  
Politics[edit | edit source]
At the time of the theft of the Crown of Kings, Analand was ruled by a King.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Analand trades the gold found in Goldwater Lake with other nations—this provides Analand with much of its wealth. Spices and unusual plants are found in Far Analand; they are taken to Gummport and then transported all over the Old World to be sold.
Religion[edit | edit source]
Libra is the patron goddess of Analand; she is widely worshipped in the nation by all social classes.  Numerous temples and monasteries surround Lake Libra, including a Hamaskian Monastery devoted to Hamaskis.  The Moon is also worshipped in Analand under the name of the Goddess Lunara.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Analand regards the education of its subjects as highly important, and many Analanders are taught mathematics.  Analand Sherry is a well-known drink, and its consumption has been recorded in Mauristatia.  Analand is known for its tapestries. Tapestries with unique holy properties are woven in the monasteries near Lake Libra, and sold in other Old World nations.  Goldcrest Eagles are trained by Analander falconers for various purposes, including use in warfare as military animals.
Notable Places in Analand[edit | edit source]
- Academy of Chawberry Wood
- Bay of Gumm
- Bluestone Mines
- Chawberry Wood
- Crab Peak
- Far Analand
- Goldflow River
- Goldwater Lake
- Great Wall of Analand
- Lake Libra
- Mortus Mansion
- Outpost Settlement
- Plains of Analand
- Schoolfish River
Notable Persons in Analand[edit | edit source]
- Doktor Verruckte
- The Gatekeeper
- Henrik van der Termlen
- Katarina Heydrich
- Knights of the Thorn
- Old Grundy
- Reiner Heydrich
- Siegfried Heydrich
- Sightmaster Sergeant
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Beyond the Pit, (pgs. 87, 97, 108, 125, 143)
- Return to the Pit, (pgs. 18, 54, 66, 108, 135, 153, 156, 169, 187, 202)
References[edit | edit source]
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - 20
- The Shamutanti Hills - "The Legend of the Crown of Kings".
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - pg 37.
- The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook - 218
- The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook - 168
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - 37/71
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - 59
- The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook - 152
- The Shamutanti Hills - 1
- Revenge of the Vampire - Map, pg. 28
- The Shamutanti Hills - Map, pg. 22-3
- Revenge of the Vampire - para 148
- Revenge of the Vampire - 57
- "Elephant", Return to the Pit, Andrew Wright, pp. 66
- The Crown of Kings - para 325
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - p.20
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - para 46.
- Revenge of the Vampire - para 1
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World - p.47
- Kharé - Cityport of Traps - para 48
- Vault of the Vampire - 151
- Spellbreaker - 81, 244
- The Seven Serpents - para 314