The Wheel Turns...
Tarabon is ruled jointly by the Panarch and King, who are always of the opposite sex. The Kingship is hereditary, and the Panarch is elected by the Assembly of Lords. The Panarch wears the Crown of the Tree made of gold trefoil leaves and a stole embroidered with trees.
The Panarch is equal to the king in authority, and is responsible for collecting taxes, customs and duties, while he determines how the money is spent. The Panarch has authority over the Civil Watch and the Panarch’s Legion, while he controls the rest of the army. She is in charge of all courts with the exception of the High Court of the King.
The Assembly of Lords is comprised of actual lords, though the Assembly’s only real power is to vote for the Panarch.
Tarabon is located on the west coast of the Westlands, along the Aryth Ocean. It’s capital city is Tanchico, located at the mouth of the River Andahar.
Culture and Fashion
Women often wear thin, clinging gowns that are almost as revealing as the Domani. Men wear baggy white trousers and coats embroidered with scroll-work on the shoulders. Loose fitting shirts are worn under the coats.
Both men and women wear a transparent veil, men occasionally masking their face completely. In some locations, face masks are matter of course for the anonymity it lends to both men and women. All classes wear a similar style and can be told apart by the quality of material.
It is the style of the women to wear their hair in many thin braids often with beads. Men often sport a thick mustache and wear a dark cylindrical cap on their thick dark hair.
- Tanchico (Capital)