For starters, my nation is literally based off of Persia and the Ottomans. Secondly, why would ANYONE want to trade through a desert? The silk road was longer because it DIDNT go through the asian deserts. If you want to be more than generic arabian traders, I'd suggest looking at Ethiopia for some real world inspiration. Or at any of the cultures of the Gobi Desert. But really, people dont like trading THROUGH deserts. And it's not like we can take ships around to your cities like they do/did with the Arabian Peninsula. Anyways, I've been busy with work and will force myself to write up posts so Crawlers will stop messaging me.