Heldor is a a generally cold country situated on the continent of Brilanor, north of the The Republic of Delmond . It is governed not by a king, but by the communal leadership of the few dozen clans that have sufficient influence. Because of their fractured method of ruling, their appearance, and their culture, many consider Heldorians to be barbarians living a cold harsh land.
Heldorians are light skinned peoples with an enduring attitude to match their hardy constitutions. They are generally taller and larger than the Sudorites to the south, and often have red, blonde, or brown hair.
The Republic of Demond was formed on the 4th of Reylin, 2438 2E, near the end of the 2nd Era. After the plague of Were-Beasts from the North scattered the many tribes of Men from the region, Harmon Delmond led his people southward, escaping to what initially seemed greener pastures. But despite the verdant valley, the lands were teeming with reptilian creatures only spoken of in myth. These creatures (now known as the Scale-Kin) attacked in an effort to repel the newcomers. Delmond knew he could not return north, so he militarized his people and waged a 2 year war against the Scale-Kin that would end in their removal from the land, pushing them southward into the swamps. This victory marked the foundation of the Republic. For the next several hundred years, the Republic would grow to become one of the most successful societies of Men in all of Western Brilanor.