Tegami Batchi (Working title)
Escalar is currently the most powerful of the four human City-States. They owe their prosperity and power to the many and varied research and educational facilities within their borders. The City of Escalar proper is known as the City of Scholars, and houses the University of Chambers and the newly reconstructed Ark of Tooth and Wheel. The combination of these two powerhouses has given the nation a distinct Mechanikal advantage. They have the most advanced Steamjaks, the most robust gadgetry and the largest infrastructure of transportation of all the City-States.
Escalar is primarily populated by the Caspian people. The Caspians are characteristically similar to Central Europeans, Swiss and German to be precise. Their culture is focused on family and that extends into their workplaces. A network of Guilds and Houses control the infrastructures of the twenty major cities of the region. The rest of Escalar is composed of about 100 hamlets and farming communities. Even the smallest of these villages have significant Mechanikal presence and representation from the Guild of Arcane Mechaniks.
The messenger Guild of Escalar is called the Guild of Couriers. The Guild was the second Messenger Guild in all of Canwaith and has a reputation of being the fastest of the four recognized organizations. The Guild of Couriers has offices in all of the major cities of Escalar and most of the larger farming communities. They also maintain offices in some Zorin-Cale and Kresh cities. Vrox prohibits the pickup of mail by the Guild, but will allow deliveries.