Post by The Bard Darkharp on Aug 1, 2008 0:02:37 GMT -5
The Founding Stories
The children of Calimshan learn much of their nation’s history from the Founding Stories, a collection of hundreds of local fables, myths, and legends. The stories center around the misadventures of Calishite men and women who were forced to deal with deceptive genies, foreign traders, and monstrous creatures. The people of Calimshan take great pride in the Founding Stories, and many believe that at least a kernel of truth anchors each fable.
More than a century ago, the great Calimshan ruler Kamar’yn Saban el Djenispool ordered a tome of the Founding Stories printed for each household in Calimshan. Hundreds of these illustrated, leather-bound books can still be found in Calimshan’s cities and towns.