Heroes of Midhgardhur
Gardhariki (sometimes shortened to simply “Gardhar”) – “Land of Fortified Towns” – The lands of the tribes of Rys and the Rys Khanate, built as a chain of forts and fortified settlements along the rivers of the East. The capital is said to be Holmsgardhur (or “Novgorod,” where rules Oleg Khan). Other major settlements include Aluborg (Alaborg), Aldeigjuborg (Old Ladoga), Koenugardhur (Kiev – King Kaenmar), Pallteskja (Polotsk – King Paltes), Smaleskja (Smolensk), Sursdalar (Suzdal – King Eddval), Moramar (Murom – King Marro), and Radhstofa (Rostov – King Rodstaff).
The original name for the entire Eastern Settlement was Gardhariki, but since the rise of Rys Khan in 862 N.Y., Gardhariki has been considered part of The Rys Khanate.