World of Kulan DM
I like that background a lot. It's a great way to have the PC end up in Bard's Gate. A one way trip, no less.Okay Jagr Misthunter Catfolk Ranger is ready for your approval. I still need to purchase a little gear, but the big stuff is in and he's ready for play. The background is perhaps a bit unusual, I would appreciate any suggestions of where it might have taken place. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showth...tment-Full-)&p=6711615&viewfull=1#post6711615
Since catfolk are normally found only in Northwest Kanpur and the Dark Continent, Jagr would likely have been born amongst the catfolk tribes of the Savanna of N'Shal. As for the royals, there are several option on the Dark Continent.
There is the land of the Aujira Islands -- a high magic land based on Southern Africa and, specifically, the Zulu Kingdom. (The citizens of Aujira are lead by powerful arcanists who are masters of Abjuration magic. Their bravest warriors are Abjurant Champions as per the prestige class in D&D Complete Mage.)
There are the Corsair Domains as per the Al-Qadim setting. These islands aren't open to the wide sea, like in the Realms, however. I shoehorned the Corsair Domains into the gulf between the African half and African-Arabian half of the Dark Continent. These islands don't really match the background you've devised, however.
There is the Dark Jungle region where a new land (based on the Ashanti Empire) is growing into an empire. This growing kingdom is building itself in the shadows of what was once Firryaith. The Akanti prefer to avoid the ruins of the elves, but when the need is great, they will scavenge building material from the less sacred ruins. The Akanti show respect to the elves of the Dark Jungle, but they do not fear them. War has never broken out between the Akanti and the elves, but there have been skirmishes.
There is Kotaresi, a dragonborn land. The Kotar, as they call themselves, have completely integrated themselves in the culture of the Dark Continent, and they are renown sailors. They have formed a thalassocracy on the island chain that sits along the western shore of the continent. The sea kingdom is one of the most powerful in the region, and the Kotar dragonborn consider the Aujirans to be their enemies.
You can read more about my version of the Dark Continent here: [link]. The version on The Piazza is more up-to-date than the older version I once posted on E.N. World (I think).
If you want to pick someplace from Southwest Kanpur, instead, you can but catfolk are less common there. They would also be less free in those lands.
The most 'common' language of the Dark Continent would be Midani. This is the common language of the Land of Fate and it is spoken throughout the extreme southern lands of Kanpur. If you need a 'common' language from Southwest Kanpur, you should consider Khemitian. It is spoken by the citizens of Khemit, Phillistia, and Cathe, as well as in the Kesh Lands. (It is equivalent to ancient Egyptian.)
Other racial/regional languages from the two regions include the following: Aatean (the language of a lost human tribe), Avian (for Asherakes), Kainid (for the Hukhamet), Phillistian, Sphinx, and Titanite (elephant-folk on the same name).