Letizia (Zyanya Supplement)
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Life and Society:
Pulling down the lower eyelid with a finger is a way of acknowledging someone's cleverness. When eating with guests, Letizia usually do not hurry; a meal may last one to four hours. Meals occasionally take on almost religious significance. The people of Letizia take great pride in their personal appearances and are usually well-groomed.
The thieves' guilds of Letizia are powerful, and value the concept of 'Omerta', or a code of silence. They have their own honor and strict rules, often taking costas (villages) under their protection. Though Letizia is technically feudal, often it is these 'dons' that are the true power, rather than the nobles. Many nobles are looked down upon as powerless, game-playing fops that are nonetheless dangerous when riled and must be appeased. Though Letizia is bound to the Amareth empire, they play their political games even in the Amareth council and the dons choose which commands from the council are actually carried out. It is considered relatively safe to be a 'witch' in Letizia, provided you remain on good terms with the don. The nobles do tend to know better than to risk the wrath of the dons by harming one under their protection.
Honor and revenge killings are not uncommon, and it is sadly often common for these vendettas to result in the deaths of all males in a family line to ensure none are left to take revenge. Children are not always considered off limits. Death is considered the punishment for adultery, and these 'executions' are often designed to be painful and humiliating as a way for the one cuckolded to take back his honor. Cowardice is seen as weakness, and one known to be a coward cannot find refuge anywhere. It is considered better to be a dead lion than a live dog, and a man is expected to face his death courageously if he cannot outwit or outfight his opponents. Family honor is considered of great importance, often more important than personal honor. Better to die than dishonor the family, and indeed, those that do dishonor their families often meet death at the hands of those families.
Letizia consider social interaction very important; they try not to miss social events such as parties and celebrations. People desire a good reputation in their social circle and seek approval from their peers. Often the ability to influence others is associated with how well one can accommodate different interests or points of view. Humor, agreeability, reliability, and success in business and social life are regarded more favorably than individual assertiveness. Letizia value their health, family, serenity, and financial security.
Letizia is famous for it's food and wine, with olives being one of it's largest exports.
Major Geographic Features:
Population: 35,227 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Good Gold Piece Limit: 100,000; Ready Cash: 176,100,000 Humans: 29,829; Halflings: 1,170; Elves: 1,761; Dwarves: 1,056; Gnomes: 704; Half-Elves: 352; Half-Orcs: 352; Others: 3
Population: 13,589 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Good Gold Piece Limit: 40,000; Ready Cash: 27,160,000 Humans: 5,027; Halflings: 2,717; Elves: 2,446; Dwarves: 1,358; Gnomes: 951; Half-Elves: 679; Half-Orcs: 407; Others: 4
Population: 6,121 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gold Piece Limit: 15,000; Ready Cash: 4,590,000 Humans: 5,876; Halflings: 122; Elves: 61; Dwarves: 0; Gnomes: 0; Half-Elves: 0; Half-Orcs: 0; Others: 62