World of Sharr
Dominating the southeast corner of Sharr, Valara is one of the oldest defined states, its history being traced all the way back to sometime near the end of the first age. The Valarans are an old and proud people with strong traditions and a deep sense of honor. This sense of honor, in fact, hangs over almost everything a Valaran does, and hangs on them and their families within their communities. This often produces rash young adults who often overreact to perceived slights or charge headlong into unfavorable positions so as not to seem cowardly.
Another quirk common of the Valarans is that the young men actively keep themselves clean-shaven, never letting more than a few days worth of stubble develop, until they become married at which time they would keep a well-kept style of facial hair. The manner does not seem to matter so long as their is a determinable beard and not just an unruly mess.
Naming Conventions: Larger Latin influence. They’re the old, proud empire basically. Bit of Italian influence as well.