Thesta: An Heir Denied
Karabakh is a sparesly populated, harsh landscape. Tall, inhospitable mountains dominate the landscape in most of the country, while rugged foothills and crags round out the rest. The people living in Karabakh are a tough, resilient people, stubborn enough to eek out a living in this tough climate.
The mountains and hills are rich in ores, gems, minerals, and precious metals. Several countries have discovered this, creating mining outposts and small towns, ruled and controlled by forces outside the country, but worked and tended to by the native residents. This has led to rising tensions throughout the region, as the overworked, underpaid native populace is continually being taken advantage of. Strikes and protests are beginning, with riots and potentially a revolution not far off.