the Sultanate was founded by Osman Timur, it was a single united people - the
Osman Tyrqs. As the Sultanate grew and expanded it's enlighened rule over more
lands and peoples it found increasing conflicts between the people who had lived
in those lands before and the newly arrived Tyrqs. In order to prevent the clash
of cultures and hatered that has marred so much of the world's history, Sultan
Okan Timur II, in his infinite wisdom, established the "Millet" or Nation
system. Under the Millet system, each nation of peoples was allowed to continue
its ways and traditions under it's own local leaders, and was subject only to
taxation and the Jannisary draft.
The Osman Tyrqs are by far the most numerous and widespread nation in
the Sultanate. Throught the centuries the Osman Tyrqs have abosorbed other cultures
and peoples making them very different than their nomadic Tyrqic ancestors. Today
they are among the most cultured and cosmopolitan people in the world.
The Kriopti have lived alond the northwest coast of the Osman Sultanate
since the dawn of prehistory. A friendly and peaceful people they
are a source of much of the wealth of the Sultan, both from the
trading they undertake as well as a special tax they pay to avoid
have faced persecution in many lands through history. The Osman Sultans have sheltered
them from the wrath of the world for over three centuries, during which time they
have become an integral part of the Sultanate. Iudeans have no homeland within
the Sultanate, but can be found in almost any city. As they prize education, they
are often found in high ranking positions in business, banking, and the government.
Ahrzghani, or "Sons of Kings" as they refer to themselves, are a nation
of herdsmen, farmers, and craftsmen in the rugged southern mountains. A fiercely
independent people, they have never been able to overthrow the civilizing influence
of the Sultanate, due mainly to their constant interclan fueding. The Ahrzghani
are formitable soldiers, and readily give their loyaly to sucessful commanders.
They make up a large portion of the Jannissaries.