Folk are aware that most Sartarites think of the Lunar Heartlanders as “barbarians”, right? And they are no more wrong in doing so as the Lunars are.
And everyone calls the Praxians “barbarians”. Except the Praxians of course.
And folk are aware that folk of the Holy Country consider Lunars and Praxians to be barbarians but not Sartarites, right?
Sartarites are clearly civilised. They are closely linked to Esrolia and many of their rulers even lived in Nochet for a spell. It’s those Far Pointers that are a little rough. And those barbaric Tarshites.
And those Lunar barbarians? Practically savages.
The Esrolians consider the following to not be barbarians:
- Heortlanders and Sartarites
- Shadow Plateau and Troll Woods trolls
- Lefthand Islanders
- Righthand Islanders
Everyone outside are barbarians. The Feathered Horse Queen is a barbarian of great religious significance – “the wild barbarian priestess-queen of Dragon Pass.”
Everyone who isn’t Dara Happan is a barbarian? This is the rule. There are no objective “barbarians” in Glorantha (calling “chiefdoms” by the name “barbarian culture” was a gigantic mistake of RQ3) – merely “barbarians from where I stand”.