Bass, Boars and Berries - Agriculture and Cattle of Obrexia
Where do Obrexians get their food from? Obrexia is largely self-sufficient in terms of food, regional cuisine is very strong and often a source of pride for the region's inhabitants. If an Islander and a Artairian start to argue about whose fish is best, you'll do yourself a favour by leaving and saving yourself a headache.
The Golden North
This is the breadbasket of Obrexia. It is a major producer of wheat, barley, turnips and clover. The region gained its name from the fields that run through most of the region. As the saying goes "Golden coffers and golden fields, make golden smiles and golden meals". A lot of the produce finds its way south, to the more forested areas of the country and especially the capital, Hawk's Landing.
However, this region is also very dangerous. Settlements have to be walled off to prevent attacks from Underdark monsters. Farmers who live outside of the major towns will live in ranches. These house extended families and livestock. The most common animals are the sheep and the llama, which are taken to graze to a secluded spot above the Grey Mountains.
Horse breeding is also a big activity in the region, especially in Riverrock. Further north lies Atoria Hold, the largest producer of opium known to Obrexia.
The Artaire Forest
Agriculture is also practiced in the region, albeit to a smaller scale, especially in the west. However the regional diet it known for its freshwater fish. Bass, trout and salmon are the most enjoyed species. The western part of the region is also known for its honey production.
To know if an Obrexian is from the north or south, it is enough to ask if they prefer Artaire honey or Honeygulf honey. I myself prefer the Honeygulf honey, the only use I have found for the Artaire honey is mead.
The Thurrial Wilds
The Daoine diet has traditionally included many types of berries. When the Obrex moved into the region they adopted the Daoine diet. Boar meat is widely available here, thanks to the druids' efforts in maintaining the local boar population.
The Southern Isles
Because of their limited territory, Islanders have to import most of their food. Although there are farms on the islands they cannot produce enough food to sustain the current population. Because of the easy access to the sea and contact with other peoples, seafood is a part of every Islander's diet. Oysters are a delicacy here.
Not much is known about the dwarven diet. It has been speculated that they eat the creatures from the underdark, but this has never been proven. Strangely, dwarves do not like to eat in large groups with humans, one has to wonder if they eat at all.