Ho Da

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Culture and Locations

Ho Da is a large dynastic kingdom in southeastern Temanea. It is a feudal monarchy ruled by a tengan king, and its biggest religion is Sanism, which encourages followers to appeal to a very large number of gods based on one's social class. Every family must choose which god they worship, and only the family's matriarch can change this choice. Ho Duo are seen as materialistic, primarily concerned with physical possessions and their monetary or sentimental value. Their capital is Ho Da.

Ho Da's northern half, mostly made up by the Southern Plains, are temperate, and the Muntena, Runen, and Lunaden Rivers flow through here. Greenstorm Peninsula is found at the northeastern corner of the dynasty. Most of its southern half is monsoonal forest, with subtropical rainforest found further up the shallow Hodea Mountains. Datua Island is found just north of Ho Da city. The Bay of Teman, Gold Sea, Augair Ocean, and Hoda Sea encircle Ho Da.

Demonym: Ho Duo, Ho Duo

Population: 64,000,000

  • Ho Da Dynasty
    • Ho Da, capital, 200,000
    • Te Hinan, 100,000
    • Bya Da Ba, 80,000
    • Ju Ma, 50,000
    • Lema Da, 40,000
    • Eo Si, 35,000

History and Relations

The Ho Da Dynasty was founded around 650AL in response to seeing the growing Dunian Empire in the west. Prior to this, warlords had been fighting for the land for over fifty years, due to chaos caused by the volcano Dama Mang erupting around 600AL. The major ethnic group in Ho Da is Teman. They are cautious toward Teruvea, competitive with Yinchu, neutral with Sema, have agreements with Bandiao, and import large numbers of slaves. They mainly export grain, silk, wildlife, alcohol, spices, porcelain, and Ladarean Orange pigment. The Augair Trade Authority is based in Te Hinan.

Military and Art

With the largest standing force in all of Riiga, Ho Da makes a formidable force by utilising heavy infantry with large shields and marine skills. They form structured cohorts and overwhelm their foes with advanced military tactics. Common architectural features include curved eaves, mansard roofs, and detailed stonework, and common artforms include grand festivals, fine pottery, and drawn or painted artworks.