The Uppers people migrated to Varlaurea at the end of the Hundreds Years War, they taller than the Downers, approximately 1m7 on average high, light skin tone, hair colour various from black to pale blonde, eyes colour from dark brown to blue. The Uppers came to Varlaurea from northeast part of the continent, by both land and sea route. After arrival, they dispersed throughout all over the northern part of Varlaurea continent, forming hundreds of tribes with difference langue but mainly concentrate in the upper stream of the Great River, and similar to the Downers, that’s also the reason for their name. These various tribes then banded together to formed many independence city states throughout northern Varlaurea, continuously fighting each other for resources and territory. These city states conquered and merge together to form many small kingdoms until a small city state in the Qelas Boot Peninsula rose and conquered throughout northern Varlaurea, and created Rumunus Empire.
In term of clothing, they commonly wear a kind of shirt similar to our world T-shirt, but a little looser, do not stretch (of course), and have variety of length, with half thigh is the minimum length, man also wear long, slightly tight trousers, women wear long dress, slightly tight at the waist. Men prefer clean shave look and cut their hair short, but I found out that this is form the culture influence from Rumunus, before the rise of Rumunus Empire they used to keep they hair quite long and sometime bearded. Women still keep their hair long and tied up in pun, after got marry.
In term of society and culture, they value personal freedom, the children when reach adulthood tend to leave their parent to build, purchased or rent a house of their own, of course there’re some exception.
In term of faith and belief, and here is the interesting part, their used to worship a pantheon very similar to the Downers’ pantheon, the same Quelas’Airuth and the Five. But there some minor differences in name of the Five and what they represent. But the chief god Quelas’Airuth is the exact same as the Downers chief god, from appearance to gender, and what’s that god represent. Even they never met the Downers before they migrated to Varlaurea. This pantheon existed for about 1000-2000 years and then replaced by the church of Qelas.
According to the history book, there’re 6 kingdoms that was and is existing. Those are:
- Empire of Rumunus (dissolved), its territory used to cover the entire northern Varlaurea.
- Kingdom of Eastern Rumunus, remain of the old Rumunus Empire located at northeaster Varlaurea.
- Kingdom of Celgealia, located north of Kao Ren Lake and south of old Rumunus Empire, former territory of Rumunus Empire.
- Kingdom of Teuberii, east of Celgealia, just recently regain its independent from a few hundred years being occupied by a religious force, also a former territory of the old Rumunus Empire.
- Kingdom of Bricatia, west of the Dragon Back Mountains, its southern region used to be a colony of Rumunus Empire.
- Kingdom of Hispania, east of the Dragon Back Mountains, also formed territory of Rumunus Empire.