A kingdom on the coast of the Bathway Sea, in the south of the First Realm and the eastern shore of Cowry Lake.
A major river runs through the center of Scheherazade and empties into the bay. It’s called the Paper River after Scheherazade’s major industry: papermaking. The river is lined with papermills and molendinums. Minor industries include vellum and parchment-making, and scroll-making.
The kingdom is also the leading producer of silk and cotton, both of which are exported for textile manufacturing, but are also needed to make silkpapers, ragpapers, and to bind codices. Codex binding is another famous art of Scheherazade.
Provinces: Mulberry, Vellum, Sioloc, Phloem, Bast, Scrow, Bradel, and Caelun.
Major cities: Pyramus, Gilgit, Samarkind, Chainline, Deckeledge, and Silksewn.
Aside from paper production and bookbinding, Scheherazade also has a high concentration of scriptoriums, libraries, and scholastic monasteries. Historians, bards, and scholars are drawn to Scheherazade to learn calligraphy, illumination, xylography, grammar, and philosophical theory. Some scriptoriums specialize in historical manuscripts, where others mass-produce popular novels. Most hand-copy important scrolls and codices.
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