This is a wide, barren tundra plain. In wintertime,
it is snow-covered and bitterly cold. In the very
short spring and summer seasons, the ground melts and
becomes marshy, and the plain becomes covered with
tiny, brightly coloured flowers. Talarak is sparsely
populated by a few bears, wolves and caribou, and
smaller creatures, as well as arctic nomads known as
The Menepps aer a diminutive byt hearty folk. If not
for their lack of facial hair, the uneducated
southerner might mistake them for Mountain Dwarfs.
The Menepps live by hunting and fishing, and build
houses of tundra sod. Not even the men of Brondheim
can match the Menepp skill of surviving in the cold.