Culture and Locations
Undin is a city-state in the southwestern corner of Batur. It is ruled by a zhadas chieftain who acts as both a king and a warlord, with a Sunkhu shaman to advise his rule and keep everyone in touch with their ancestors. Sunkhu shamanism emphasises that everyone must atone for the wrongdoings of their ancestors by bringing honour and glory to their clans and keeping bad spirits at bay. Undins are typically unemotional people, renowned for their coldness, even in the face of tragedy. The heart of the city-state is Dhaq.
Undin's shores are temperate grassland, with the mountains inland covered in subtropical rainforest at lower altitudes and montane forest at higher altitudes. The Butusi lies in the middle of Undin, the Heder Sea lies to the southeast, and the Sea of Ash lies to the southwest. The Rodar River flows into Dhaq from the westernmost end of the Great Opal Ranges.
Demonym: Undin, Undins
- City-State Undin (UHN-DEEN)
- Dhaq (DƏƏG), capital, 47,000
- Furdaso (FUHR-DƏ-SOO), 24,000
- Quta (GUH-TƏ), 19,0000
History and Relations
Undin as a culture is a leftover of recent Oolu expansionism around 800AL, and has since become independent and mixed Oolu culture with local Dunin culture. They are known as one of the richest slaving cities in the region and mainly sail across the Sea of Ash and the Heder Sea to Jindiara to enslave the peoples there. The people in Undin are a mix of Batur, Oolu, and Teman ethnic groups. They enslave the Runus, Sradaji, Dajaqa, and Tesakri, they colonised Kafradi, and they are friendly with the Bandiao Dynasty. They mainly export timber and slaves. Ashen folk are rare here.
Military and Art
Undin's most distinct warriors are their slavers who have great fighting and sailing skills, and are known to prefer capturing victims as slaves rather than kill them, believing that most people are useful for something. Their most distinct architectural features include shallow domes and dzong style architecture, and they are known for their hunting and sailing.