The one time that Thaele was played in our Campaign was for
about 4 sessions. The land we pictured was similar to Greenland with
several small settlements inhabitting the coast, mainly as
reprovisioning ports for the whale fleets and seal furriers.
Inland I based the inhabitants similar to Kalte (in Joe Devers
Lone wolf world). An area of inhospitable ice sheets and glaciers which
are home to "ice barbarians" (eskimo culture) whose everyday chores were
battling the monsters of the ice wastes.
Remember that in Earths polar zone the animals enlarge their
size to aid survival.