The Abanasinians are collectively the city-dwellers of Solace, Haven, Gateway, Zaradene, Crossing, Mereklar, and the other large towns of Abanasinia. There is a broad mix of merchants, traders, warriors and the like spread across the land. The average Abanasinian stands around six foot tall and is lightly tanned if they lead an active lifestyle, although the less active Abanasinian can tend to be a little more rounded. Their blood seems to be that of intermingled Solamnic and Plainsfolk due to their physical attributes.
Over the years, they have been a strong and free people, and even whilst Ansalon was under the reign of the Dragon Overlords, Abanasinia remained a free realm. It is home to the Majere Family, whom have produced some of the most infamous warriors and mages to walk the land. The people whom live in the port cities are ruled by the merchant princes or merchant league, and those who live in the inland settlements are governed by town mayors.
In pre-Cataclysmic times, Xak Tsaroth had it's own thriving merchant nation in Abanasinia as well. The people resembled closely what the common Abanasinian looks like today, however the city of Xak Tsaroth fell during the Cataclysm. The people of Xak Tsaroth were led by the Overlords (merchant lords) and were ruled by the High Overlord, who was the richest and most powerful amongst the merchants. The High Overlord of Xak Tsaroth coveted wealth and his sinful desires led to the destruction of Xak Tsaroth during the Cataclysm.
Sometimes the people are called Abanasian, which simply a wrong spelling of the word.
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