The Tanais Republic is a representative governing body that loosely rules the Tanais Archipelago, a chain of islands in the southern sea. Two lawmakers from each island of the Republic are selected to represent their island in the senate by the Consul Triumvirate, a group of three executives elected by the people of Tanais. Like neighboring Scythia, the islands avoid foreign politics as much as possible, and rarely choose sides in war. Tanais’ trade ships are so essential to international commerce on Norn that a wartime blockade would cause untold suffering in countless major cities. The Grandéveran capital of Hildsvine is particularly dependent on sea trade with Tanaisian ships.
In order to ensure its continued dominance of the seas, Tanais has built the most powerful navy on Norn. While Scythia‘s Dragon Knights are the masters of the sky and Praetoria’s standing army is unmatched on land, Tanais’ command of Norn’s waters is all but absolute.
Tanais was founded by a group of human settlers from the ancient Kingdom of Rohn at the height of Rohn’s glory. They escaped imperial rule for nearly a century before Du’un forces mobilized against their island haven. Today, Tanais is still predominantly populated with human beings.