is located on the east coast of the continent. Her rocky border with the
Great Eastern Sea has many natural harbors. To the south they border Valia
and are on congenial terms with them. The western border is the Great
Eastern Forest of the Unclaimed Territory. To the north, the Mystic River
moves at a slower pace as it drifts toward the sea. North of the river was
a friendly kingdom that has been absorbed into the Mandrean Empire.
The soil is marginal for farming in Rador. It is shallow top soil over
solid stone. As a result they can grow crops of grains but nothing with
deep root systems like orchards. Rador’s wealth lies at sea where they
were the first to establish colonies across the waves. Trade from those
lands as well as that along the coast encouraged the creation of a vast merchant
fleet of ships. The harbors became towns and cities with the capital in a
bay surrounded by high cliffs. Only a narrow channel allows access to the
sea. It is the ideal natural port to handle anything nature conjures up to
make havoc. With their natural resources limited, they have begun to look
at the Unclaimed Territory with greedy eyes but know their pitiful army could
never make such a bold claim and hold it against the Mandreans and
Sartanians. The fact of the matter is they cannot even root out the nests
of bandits in the forest who prey upon would-be travelers in the region.
One thing Rador does have is a wealth of gold from her trade empire. That
blessing is not lost on the Mandreans who seek more than just land in their
conquests. Rador sees that it is only a matter of time before the
Mandreans turn their attention south. As a result of these things, Rador
has been hurriedly recruiting and training an army for their protection.
With a lack of military experience, however, they find themselves trying to
learn tactics from Valia in order to better prepare their forces. It is a
difficult task and one where they are floundering. They pray that the
Mandreans continue to be fixated on Romadon and leave them in peace until such
time as they can defend themselves.