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Anabas the Ashuran is a famous, historical traveler that visited most of the nations and species on Calernia. His travelogue, titled 'Horrors and Wonders' is so prevalent that a volume of it could be found in Catherine Foundling's orphanage, potentially used for educational purposes. He hails from Thalassocracy of Ashur.[1]


"On the third month of the year I found myself on the outskirts of the city of Okoro, and stumbled upon one of the famous Praesi field rituals. The throats of ten and three men were slit on dusty ground, and from the lifeblood spilled the earth turned from yellow to black. Granted audience with the lord presiding, I asked him the meaning of the ceremony. ‘Everywhere men bleed,’ he told me. ‘In Praes we get the full worth of it.’"
―Extract from “Horrors and Wonders”, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[2]
"The question of who the most vindictive people of Calernia are has long been debated. Some say it is the Arlesites, who will duel to the death over the use of the wrong adjective in a verse. Others say it is those of the Free Cities, where the moving of a border by half a mile will spawn a war lasting three generations. Others yet say it is the Praesi, who indulge in political assassination the way other nations enjoy a cup of good wine. I would humbly put forward, however, that the answer is the people of Callow. Steal an apple from a farmer of the Kingdom and fifty years later his grandson will find yours on the other side of the continent, sock him in the eye and take three apples back."
―Extract from “Horrors and Wonders”, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[3]
"The Kharsum word for war is derived from the one used for a full cookpot. That tells you everything you need to know about how the Clans think of Creation."
―Extract from “Horrors and Wonders”, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[4]
"It is common practice among the lower classes of Praes, who lack surnames, to name their children after themselves in the hopes of confounding any devils coming to collect on debts."
―Extract from “Horrors and Wonders”, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[5]
"Though goblins are the most secretive of all peoples, audiences with Matrons granted me some insight into their people. The Tribes have no true concept of war because there is no such thing as peace, to a goblin – only the temporary withholding of violence."
―Extract from “Horrors and Wonders”, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[6]
"Over the month I spent in Atalante I witnessed no fewer than two hundred debates take place under the gaze of the pale statues of the Temple of Manifold Truths, for the people of the city delight in such exercises of rhetoric as those of Stygia delight in bloodsport. The subjects varied from the purpose of mankind to the proper shape of apples, though the true wonder of the place was that I do not believe a single speaker left the Temple believing they had been wrong."
―Extract from ‘Horrors and Wonders’, famed travelogue of Anabas the Ashuran[7]