Demonym: Acolian [ah-KOL-ee-uhn]
Renowned for: Black sand beaches, absence of magic, advanced engineering (including simple electric systems and firearms), history of tension with Serbuin
Common Races: Dwarves, Rock Gnomes, Wood/Moon Elves, Halflings, Humans
Somewhat isolated from the rest of Kirhamh by nearly one thousand miles of sea, Acoleard is an independent island country of truly unique makeup. It is a cold land composed of rich, black earth (from the mountain faces to the sands of the coasts) and dotted in wide, flat tundras, but wonderfully, naturally warmed from within by hot water marshes, wells, and springs.
But the far more famous, fascinating, and frightening (in the minds of some foreigners) quirk is that no magic exists in Acoleard. For as long as anyone can remember and any history has recorded, no magic user has ever been born in Acoleard, no magic can be performed there, and even enchantments fail upon crossing onto the shore. It is supposed that this inspired even the most ancient Acolians to be an innovative and industrious lot; for while their distant mainland "neighbors" had magic to call on, lean on, and unchangingly rely on, Acoleard invented engineering, science, and is ever advancing. Acolians tend to keep to themselves and don't often travel to Kirhamh, and definitely like to keep the upper hand of their superior inventions to themselves.