1030, so a good 200 years ago, depicting the fall of the not-Late Roman Calradian Empire due to infighting and strong, hostile “barbarian” kingdoms surrounding it.
I’d imagine most of the cities have been renamed. Pravend, Jaculan (Jelkala), Galend (Yalen), Varcheg, Sargot are the obvious ones. But then there’s Jalmarys which I think is Halmar and Charas which sounds like Shariz and is roughly located where Shariz is supposed to be.
Not really recognizing any others. I’ve always had a theory the indigenous Khergits were based on a culture that’s probably a mix of Armenians and Turks and the very Hellenic sounding names seem to confirm that.
What’s interesting is judging by the new factions, all the Warband factions seem to be melting pot cultures of Bannerlord factions. Vaegirs for example are likely to be a mix of Battanians and Sturgians with heavy Calradian influences. Swadia is, obviously Batannia, Vlandia with perhaps a touch of Calradian from the eastern side. The Rhodoks are just Vlandians who ditched horses. Sarranids would appear to be Calradianized Aserai. Khergit Lords seem to be the descendants of Khuzait conquerors ruling over the East Empire.
It’d be interesting if we ever got any in-depth informations on how those kingdoms came to be but Talesworld have never been much for lore.