The Lonely Continent
The Longrider Corps
Areen is a vast nation of wide prairies and nearly endless pampas, and as such strongly favors cavalry for nearly all military operations. There are several different cavalry contingents in the various branches of the Areen military, but the Longrider Corps is the most visible and (relatively) well-respected.
First organized during a series of bloody conflicts with Skarl, the Corps is now almost exclusively utilized within Areen’s borders as the government’s primary peacekeeping and reconnaissance force outside of the cities. Its reputation, once as glorious as that of any fighting force in Urda, has been tarnished in recent years by rumors that members of the Corps are being “rented out” to some of the more powerful plantation owners for use in their private wars with bandits and each other.