Culture and Locations
Porosoea is a large dynastic kingdom in northern Temanea. It is a feudal monarchy ruled by a tengan king, and its biggest religion is Ghaojism, which encourages followers to revere and worship their ancestors, who are seen as divine and pure. Porosouo are seen as rather private and reclusive people, enjoying their more remote location away from the bustle of the Bay of Teman. Their capital is Manola.
Porosoea is mostly temperate forest in the south and montane forest in the north. Its southern shores meet the Gold Sea, its eastern shores meet the Meara Sea, and its north shore meets the Bheren and Grave Seas. Rintea Island is found off the easternmost tip and Jyan Island lies between the mainland and Sopone. The Tengda River flows through the capital, and the Tido River makes the western border, flowing down from the Protesan Mountains. The central part of Porosoea is known as the Uplands.
Demonym: Porosouo, Porosouo
- Porosoea Dynasty
- Manola, capital, 89,000
- Manmi Ba, 45,000
- Oroso, 36,000
History and Relations
This land was mostly occupied by the Dunian Empire since 200AL, but in 600AL Dama Mang erupts and devastates the land, halting the advance of the Dunians. Seeing an opportunity, a local war general declares himself tengan in the chaos and overthrows the Dunian presence, starting the Porosoea Dynasty around 650AL. People here are mostly of the Teman ethnic group. They are friendly with Yinchu, have tense relations with Dolujensh, and neutral with Sopone and Espone. They mainly export gold, silver, and timber.
Military and Art
Porosouo adopted the Batur view on warriors, and glorify heroes of war, encouraging soldiers to aspire to attempt similar heroic acts as figures of the past. During warfare, they mainly rely on the harsher climate and try to starve out their enemies while being overly prepared themselves. Common architectural features include a pyramid-and-spire roof shape, and pragmatic sheer stone structures, and common artforms include woodworking, philosophy, and music.