Nomadic Enclave

One hundred years ago Bloodmoor found itself with a mass immigration of Nomads from the North. They sent representatives to the masses of tents that were collecting in the Northeast corner of the Province. IT took days to work through the mobs of people. The long investigation found refugees from each of the five tribes all lost, frightened and leaderless.

Over the next few months the stream on refugees continued and the officials of Bloodmoor worked tireless to attempt to organize the confused masses. However the nomadic lifestyle of the mob did not lend itself to common organizational practices. family would shift on a daily basis to different parts of the tent sea, and the residents of every tent would fluctuate hourly. Tents would be connected together one day and then moved entirely the next week. Additionally, few in Bloodmoor could speak the language of the Nomads so communication was exhausting.

Eventually a nobleman named Rutherford Caldwell in the Capital sent an edict isolating the Nomads to the Northeast corner. A handful of licenses were offered for trade, but otherwise no Nomad was allowed to move south. This threshold became known as the Caldwell Boarder. Outposts were established to enforce the terms of the edict, often with very brutal methods.

The few Nomads that were allowed to leave the Enclave and enter the Province were treated as subhuman. Since Nomad culture did not include formal education, or even a written language, the Nomad traders found it very difficult to interact with the rest of the citizens. Even the more experienced trader could never overcome their accent and had extreme difficulty with grammar and dialect. Traders in town would consistent take advantage of the situation and overcharge the Nomads for good or give them inferior and spoiled product.

Non-merchant citizens followed suit and the discrimination became commonplace. Fires thefts and even natural disasters were often blamed of the Nomads. They would be opening beaten on the streets following such incidents and their wares seized by civilian militia groups. It was years before the authorities finally stepped in to curb the attacks.

The last decade has not seen as cases of open violence against the Nomads, but that has only served to fuel more outlandish rumors. Stories about Nomads sealing children in the night or cursing people are common, regardless of any basis in reality.

Though Nomads still enter the Capital to sell their goods, most have learned to keep within the Enclave and scratch out a meager living from the poor farmlands and the trade caravans that return.

Nomadic Enclave

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