Culture and Locations
The Hade Empire is a landlocked empire in central Had. They are ruled by a nanohe king who gains the favour of a Muk Zuas deity to commence and continue their rule. The prosperity of the people is affected by how much the nanohe is pleasing the deity. The Hade Empire nanohe has the favour of Bosu Zu, the god of fertility, but the nanohe is deemed to be losing the god's favour due to the state of decline the empire is in. The people of Hade are steadfast and often seen as stubborn, refusing to budge in the face of opposition. Their capital is Menzige.
Hade is mostly montane subtropical forest and subtropical rainforest, with some tropical rainforest at the northern end where the Hanjare Basin lies. The Diamond Hills are to the east, and from them flow the Binaki, Zeshima, Dajo, Mbodo, Beme, and Nija rivers.
Demonym: Hade, Hade
- Hade Empire
- Menzige, capital, 54,000
- Bembema, 27,000
History and Relations
The Hade Empire was founded around 500AL, developing from the Hade Kingdom based around the Arikal Temple. Since around 650AL, the Hade Empire has been in decline and has been overtaken by the Takifesi Kingdom and now the Efisi States who economically cripple Hade by influencing its trade and relations. The people of Hade are a mix of ancient Xilou and Raonare ethnic groups. Relations with Mbokecho and Wayinzo are tense, there is conflict and covert hostility with Efisi, they enslave the Nacha and Dajjar people, they are allied with Gaodsi, and they are neutral toward Takifesi. They mainly export gold, diamond, and slaves.
Military and Art
The traditional form of combat in Hade has been to overwhelm opponents with swarms of infantry, intimidating forces with sheer numbers and scare tactics. This is proving to be less and less effective in recent decades. Common architectural features include vastaur motifs, stepped pyramids, and colonnades, and common artforms include competitive sports, drugs, and literature.