|Government||Colony of Hallandy|
Inhabitants of Mulvaine
Locations in Mulvaine
Organizations in Mulvaine
Settlements in Mulvaine
Mulvaine has long been mostly ignored by the colonial powers. Although Hallandy established Mulvaine as a colony, it was seen as not much more than a frozen wasteland with a few small ports along the coast. Few crops were grown and very few goods of any value were produced by the colony, and so it was nearly abandoned.
All of that changed when vast deposits of gold were discovered in Mulvaine's mountains. Hallandy quickly reestablished and fortified its ports, and established inland forts and frontier towns to extract the gold. The population swelled, forcing Mulvaine to import crops from Saldonia, but the rich gold veins were more than adequate to pay the bill.
Northern Mulvaine is relatively hospitable, with dense pine forests inland and scattered croplands near the coast. The largest cities in Mulvaine all lie along the northeastern coast, where ores and other exports are shipped back to Hallandy. A range of very high mountains runs down the center of Mulvaine; it was in these peaks that gold was first discovered. The peaks are constantly snowcovered, and explorers are often forced to navigate over glaciers and icefields.
As one goes further south, trees disappear and tundra dominates. The tundra is under a near-constant blanket of snow, and the natives have learned to eke out a meager existence here. These natives live in igloos, hunt whales and seals for sustinence, and fight off polar bears, wolves, and other predators. Colonists have seen the value of the whale oil, and so whaling vessels have become more and more common in the icy waters south of Mulvaine.
The northeastern port cities are quiet and reserved. Most of the inhabitants are happy just to put in a good days work and have food on their table. While a few of Hallandy's nobles have moved to Mulvaine's shores, they have for the most part left the opulent character of their home country behind, as it is most impractical in this climate.
The inland towns are a whole different story. Most sprang up seemingly overnight with the gold rush, and they are rowdy and lawless. Nearly every town is overrun with outlaws, claimjumpers, gambling dens, prostitutes, and drug runners. Miners are well paid for their work, but it always seems like living outside of the law would be a bit easier.