Yesterday morning was spent drawing the leaders of the three man races of Asamai. This evening was spent drawing Asamai itself.
The two main areas are separated by a mountain range, with the ‘disputed lands’ of Enkan lying at their feet in the centre of the landmass. The Enkan stretches either side of the Ewuakesereyo river, which runs south east until it reaches the ocean.
A portion of Oltim’s voluminous water supplies only reach the Serengi when the clouds manage to cross the hills, leading to the three months of Kaiberu (Wet).
The southern land’s harsh desert climate in Uyamelo (Drought) ensures that the waters evaporate quickly. The lack of underground aquifers in Serengi causes the unforgiving climate. Even the Ewuakesereyo dries up quickly, causing the fierce fight for control of the Enkan between the Leothites and the Tigrisians.
A settlement for each race on either side of the river will not satisfy, as each knows how heavily their numbers will drop when turned out into the deserts. To ensure their survival, their numbers must increase quickly when they control the Enkan for a time, and that requires every food source the Enkan can provide.
The Ursidaeans watch the seemingly eternal conflict as they guard the one mountain path leading into Oltim from Serengi. They do not trust the Leothites, as they have proven their ruthlessness many times in many generations. The trust they had with the Tigrisians evaporated once the race returned from the desert after the Great Impact. The form of madness that a harsh desert lifestyle instilled in the once-peaceful Tigrisians, while not to the level of a Leothite, was enough for the Ursidaeans to know they could not return to the co-existence of previous generations.
The Oltim also suffers from the Great Impact. At the centre of the Sanika lies Gumoto, the impact site. A corruption is contained by a dedicated branch of the Ursidaeans, who enter the Sanika knowing that they can never leave and retain their lives…