Eberron: Starstrider Saga
|Ruler||King Kaius III|
|Religions||Sovereign Host, Blood of Vol|
|Exports||Ale, dairy, glass, grain, livestock, lumber, paper, textiles|
Karrnath is one of the five nations and takes its name from Karrn the conqueror, the predecessor of King Galifer. Karrnath has a long history, being the first nation to come into existence, with a long history of military conquest and famous war heroes. Karrnath suffered greatly during the last war, despite their mastery of war. Food shortages and causalities forced the hand of Karrnath first allowing the Emerald Claw to supplement its forces in the last war and then the large scale use of undead soldiers on the battlefield. With the end of the war, Karrnath withdrew all connections to the Emerald Claw, and the treaty of Thronehold forbidds the further use of undead soldiers.
The people of Karrnath are grim realists, rarely leaning towards altruism. The people have suffered through war, plague, and famnine leaving most people with a chip on their soldier. Every Karrnathi citizen is forced into compulsory military service lasting at least two years. While many turn this service into a life-long career, others are quick to fulfill their duty and begin their actual lives. Most interesting about Karrnathi society is their use of the dead. There are no qualms about necromancy or undead in Karrnath. King Kauis III leads the people of Karrnath and although the mourning is credited with ending the war, it is because of Kaius's efforts establishing of an environment where compromise could be reached that the peace talks actually began.