The Andermannian and Parthan name for the expanse of land to the west of the known world is Hib. Both cultures have referred to this area by that name for as long as anyone can remember, and linguists are unsure of the origin of the term. In both languages, “Hib” means several things. It means “death,” but also refers to the great unknown of the afterlife. In a sense, “Hib” means an “unknown nothing.”

Hib is bounded on the north by the Godspire Mountains, and on the south by the Copper Mountains. The River Parth flows down from Hib through Partha, and into the Bay of Parth. Hib lies well west of the Andermanni Basin. Neither the Andermanni nor Parthan civilizations ever extended into Hib (nor did the Olmaran or Valemarian civilizations).

Hib is home to the Azadi tribes, a hardy people with a horse-centered culture. The known world is not aware of any Azadi cities.

At the eastern border of Hib stand the aptly-named Hib Stones, which to this day mark the western border of the known world for all prudent (although some would say superstitious) men.

The western and southern nations ( Abashir, Belor, G’harn, H’lor, and Iskand) call Hib “Sela.”


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