Town of Sarin


A seasonal home for the Urhali steppe nomads, little more than a shifting collection of tents, Sarin has begun to build up and acquire some permanent residents, as its central location has made it increasingly a locus of trade. Since Tura fell, travelers crossing between the Eastern Mountains and the Southern Wastes have rerouted to pass through the steppes, making Sarin a valuable stopover. Many of those living in Sarin are descended from the Turan refugees, and many others are immigrants from other towns; those of nomadic descent no longer represent a majority of the population, only a plurality. The shift in the name of the town, once known as “Sahn,” reflects the difficulty the immigrants had in pronouncing the guttural vowels of the nomad tongue.

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