Tamech is a walled city just south of the Elygian Desert. Whatever excess the nomads can create they sell in Tamech once a year. Tamech hugely profits from this influx of nomad made goods available nowhere else. In return it provides the nomads with luxuries from the outside world that they would never have access to otherwise.
Over the years the attitudes of the city people has changed and in turn so has that of the nomads. The nomads now feel they are treated as beggars rather than equals, seen as uncivilised savages by the walled city folk. They murmur that one day the arrogance of the residents of Tamech might grow too great and that the city will feel the desert’s wrath. The people of Tamech however do not fear a nomad attack. The have a militia and an impressive city wall. At worst one large tribe could attack with its allies. Even the largest tribe with the greatest amount of allies could scarcely number 1000 men. That however is almost an impossibility, so the attackers it is reasoned would be outclassed and outnumbered. With no siege weapons and no way to breach the walls such a disadvantage leaves the residents of Tamech sleeping soundly each night. If the wall was as strong as the prejudice the Elygians of Tamech would have nothing to worry about. However the tribes stir and the desert hungers for war and thirsts for blood. Maybe Tamech will test its wall after all.
Return to Elygia.