BarbariaRuled by the mighty Conan, Barbaria is the land of hills and plains, with the great stronghold of T'High-Hai at its very heart. It's the kingdom of the muscled barbarians.
While barbarians are peaceful and defensive, they literally worship muscles and hard curves built through countless hours of workout. They have a motherly tendency to protect weaker creatures rather than destroy them.
They had originally built their bodies that way to protect themselves from the menace of titans and their leader Lum Bar. After making a union with elves and mages, they managed to defeat Lum Bar, bend him over and turn him into stone. Since then the grotesque statue has been the symbol of their victory, while elves and mages are still their best buddies to this day.
The secret of the barbarian body is the incense called Relief, a sophisticated mixture of painkillers and energizers that's not harmful for health but allows to pump the muscles beyond belief. But barbarians never start their muscle training right away and believe that they have to be made flexible before starting to make them strong.
That's why until the teen age barbarian youths practice exclusively contortion, and only once they master the backfold, the frontbend and the oversplit, they're allowed to start with bodybuilding. The Temple of Taurus serves as the place of such initiation, where after the complex flexibility trials the youths are taken under the wings of the muscle trainers.
But the Temple of Taurus offers one more stage of advancement: after growing a significant musculature, barbarians can also be upgraded to minotaurs, which allows to reach even higher levels, as well as a significantly longer lifetime.