Arabian Nights

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/__|             HOMETOWN_ARABIA "HOMETOWN ARABIA"              |__\
Ancient Arabia is a complex land of wonder, mystery, and enchantment. Mages of
great renown have studied there for centuries, and those seeking the greatest
expertise in the magical arts make their homes there. Warriors and explorers
who follow in the footsteps of Sinbad have been bred and trained in their
time-honed skills there. Those from Arabia who choose to devote themselves to
music and oration have been able to achieve some stature amongst their peers,
but they still fall short of the true masters in their skills. Many thieves
populate the streets, and one should be sure to hold one's possessions closely
to avoid the nimble fingers of a nearby footpad. Technology has yet to develop
in this era: swords and daggers still prove to be the weapons of choice for
most Arabians. Although some herbs are imported to some of the shops of
Agrabah, the locals have themselves never attained a knack for herbalism.
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/__|            'ARABIAN NIGHTS' AGRABAH ARABIA ARABIAN NIGHTS            |__\
Disney Studios and countless publishers have rejuvenated the classic tales of
The Arabian Nights, originally translated into English by Sir Richard Burton.
Considered risque and quite shocking in the original translation, watered down
children's versions are now today's retelling of these rich and fabulous
tales. Based on ancient Chinese and Persian legends, Burton wove many of the
stories into one book, 1001 Arabian Nights.

The basic plot centers around Scheherezade, the vizier's daughter who agrees to
marry the Sultan, who up until then has decided to marry a new wife each day
and have her strangled at dawn. Scheherezade manages to captivate him with
tales about Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the forty thieves, and Aladdin and
his magic lamp. The tales are fraught with magic and mystique.

While knowledge of these stories is not essential for this area, they may aid
you. The current tales brought to life here are Aladdin and the lamp and Ali
Baba and the Forty Thieves. Agrabah has a strong tradition in the magical arts, 
as well as thievery. The technology level is rather low.
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