Greater Kantebury is the largest section of the Empire. It consists of what is the original country of Kantebury as well as many of the nomadic lands and more peaceful nations of the Paorrian center. It holds the Empire’s capital of Mumban.
In the northeast is a mountainous region of the original small country of Kantebury. Here the largest mountain range in the empire can be found. Along with the increased altitude it is generally colder here, and snows in the winter. However, it also is home to a variety of temperate forests, small patches of farmland, and rocky hill regions.
In the middle-east, right on the river Nhari Dhaga, is the Capital of Greater Kantebury– and of the Empire– Mumban.
In the south, southwest, and coast are the regions of the nomadic tribes who were captured, and of the old peaceful nations first overtaken. These lands are more hilly and have large patches of wide plains. Here, farming is a lifestyle as well as livestock breeding and keeping. Several small rivers can be found in this region as well as several small lakes.
The small Nation of Kantebury has existed for centuries leading back to the region of Kantebury, or Burgus ec Kantium (Fortress of Kantium). It is believed Kantium was either a person or a people who lived in the mountains.
During the time of the great empire, Kantebury was scarcely populated and served little use to the Empire as a whole, being home to only a single outpost and the local inhabitants.
After the fall of the empire, however, rich resources were found in the mountain, and wealthy men and opportunistic poor flocked to the region in search of money.
After years of fighting over the region, countries began to form. It is believed a group of four founding factions united, crowned a king, and established the Kingdom of Kantebury.
It would be generations later before the expansion started. Their King, Chandragupta Ahmmad Porus the Second, thirsted for power, and he hated Kantebury's stance next to other growing nations on Paorr. He embraced modern fighting tactics and technologies, like the newly acquired guns, and he began an expansion of his empire, see Kantebury Empire.
However; it would be his son, Saleshkumar Ahmmad Porus, who would be crowned emperor of Kantebury, and lead Kantebury into the age of the Empire. It was also Emperor Saleshkumar who moved Kantebury's capital to the Riverside city of Mumban due to its warmer weather, bustling economy, and luxuries.
In modern times, Greater Kantebury was founded to solidify the Nomadic plains and hills as part of the Empire, as well as to give the country named after the Empire more resources and not appear weak to other countries within the empire.
Greater Kantebury has a culture heavily influenced by their love of the arts.
Plays with flowing monologues and rousing wordplay were a staple of the country. In more modern times, this love of theater has spread around the Empire, and has developed to incorporate many of the local dancing and music of other countries. This has turned the dark, dramatic theater into a more colorful, joyful, and louder theater.
Greater Kantebury has many legends and old stories of warriors and adventurers surrounding mountains and monsters. In more modern times, they now share many stories, fables, and retellings from every region in the Empire. In recent years, great care has also been taken to idolize historic figures like great negotiators, tactical generals, and even peaceful protestors and philosophers.
Mirroring this change; the once aggressive and warmongering Empire has, in modern times, worked towards the symbolism of unity by promoting the cultures that make up the empire and highlighting the cultural differences of their neighbors. Greater Kantebury has hosted many treaty signings and cultural festival for Paorr in recent years.
Cultural garb embraces modern fashions like top hats, canes, and waistcoats mixed with traditional garbs of sarees, turbans, and fur hats. Some men wear a wool skirt based off the kilts of other Paorr cultures. Woman are also allowed to wear pants, however a more feminine pant style would be closer to harem pants. Dhaka topi hats and kurtas (a long cotton shirt worn over matching leggings) are also common.
Greater Kantebury has a sizable textile industry specializing in wool and cotton based clothing. Despite it being dwarfed by Antiford, it is average for other Paorr nations. It also has a carpet industry, although the quality is not held in high regard by Paorrian nations.
Agriculture is Greater Kantebury's greatest contribution to the empire and surrounding nations. Wheat and rice are favorites for the mountainous regions and wherever they can plant them. To the southwest cattle, sheep, goats, and horses can all be found. Various fruits and vegetables (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines) come and go with seasons.
In the mountains and hills of Greater Kantebury, tea is still farmed in larger and larger amounts due to rising demand world-wide. Although they are at their natural limit, few inventors experiment with greenhouse-style mega-farms and unique ways to increase yields of tea for the region.
The mines to the northeast have long since been picked clean, but small amounts of iron and clay are still mined in the country. The country is a big exporter of bricks.
Greater Kantebury has depleted sulfur and coal mines, leaving very few sources of those in modern times. However, they still extensively mine saltpeter, a crucial component in gunpowder. Not only do they have enough material to outfit the empire with gunpowder, but the exportation of gunpowder and saltpeter keep Kantebury an important resource for Paorr and even some Arazian countries.