Chronicles of Skythia
Knowledge and History
Water is exceptionally rare even among the coastal cities, it is a treasured commodity that is hoarded by the wealthy and coveted desperately by the poor. Many atrocities and crimes are committed for water and will continue to be as times grow ever more desperate.
Wood is also exceptionally rare, due to the lack of trees. Fires are lit using oils, both kerosene and whale oils are common used in the coastal cities, the latter becoming rapidly less common as one travels further inland. Weapons that typically use wood for hafts, beams and such most often use metal or bone in it’s place, unless one ie extremely wealthy or is well connected with the wood-elves.