like I said in my main post this Is what I think as well (that they came from Balion), but If it's so far away across the western ocean I don't understand why the culture/people seem so similar to Calradia.I would guess they came from a fictional England across the seas, maybe Balion (reminds me of Albion, it's only a few letters mixed) which could have been invaded/colonized by Nords from Jumne in the past kinda like the Viking age in the British isles? It doesn't make much sense for them to have come directly from Jumne since their culture is more "westernized" and we know the Nords are still there and there are mercenaries/adventures and nobles of Nord origin in Bannerlord's Calradia (mainly in the nobility of Sturgia and the Skolderbrotva mercenaries) and we also know the Nords will invade Calradia with a great army some time between Bannerlord and Warband to carve a kingdom from Sturgian/Vlandian/Battanian land.
there's already real world mods in the works:Yeah I fully agree with this. Factions like Vlandia can be divided into different Norman descendent cultures. I'm sure the same applies to Sturgia and Battania. The Dev team is probably beyond expanding the map however.
Hopefully real world mods like 1256 AD or Brytenwaldacome to fruition. The had pretty nice minor unit differentiations between factions with similar cultures
I agree with not wanting to cram everything together, but I wasnt thinking of 'expanding' the map to include the whole world but simply having more cultures within the Europe/ Middle East and North Africa space that Calradia is roughly analogous too, for example it seems simplistic too me that the Norman like faction (Vlandia) rules over the entirety of the western portion of the map and it would be cool to see like an Anglo - Saxon/ Kingdom of Burgundy/ Holy Roman Empire like faction.The game does not need more factions. Trying to condense a whole planet's worth of factions into a game that simulates a continent would be stupid.
The game works because all the historic counterparts of the current factions could have realistically come into contact with each other.
I can't think of anything worse than having vikings, samurai, native Americans and the Ethiopian empire fighting on one continent ?