Greetings travelers, I am Gabriel Deadwood historian, teacher, philosopher, and amateur adventurer. I have dedicated my existence to the study of Tellus’s history, culture and politics. Our’s is a world of darkness and dangers, any foolish souls who seek to traverse the world must be aware of the threats that they could face and how not to anger the locals of the lands that they visit. To this end I have compiled my notes and finding, to this point, into a series of essays designed to educated the people of Tellus, such as yourselves, on many of the intricacies of the various customs and nations of our world. I give these texts to you to increase your understanding of our world and the threats it faces.