Four main cultures of humans ruled the area around where Lasthold is now, but there are numerous other “faraway” cultures. If you want a PC with a strong cultural connection to Lasthold nonplayer characters, choose one of the four main cultures. If you want your PC to be an oddity, a lone traveler, or someone who has lost everything (perhaps even a kingdom), play a faraway culture of your own creation.
Tharusian – Tan skin, dark or red hair, dark eyes. Byzantine palaces. Sprawling, maze-like cities. Women in charge, mainly.
Nelicut – Reddish skin, dark hair, colorful eyes. River farming culture. Small shrines. God-kings (so they say) loosely ruling over large countrysides.
Ivorian – Pale skin, light hair (but never red), brown or hazel or amber eyes. Nomadic culture ruled by chieftains (male or female).
Manthric – Dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. Feudal culture with many layers of control and a king or queen at the top (passed down to oldest living child).