Culture and Locations
Monar is a Vaman kingdom which is ruled by a varhas. They have no state religion, being a secular monarchy, and allow small populations of other religious peoples with the exclusion of Akanists. Like most Vaman kingdoms, they focus on the potential, values, and achievements of humans. Monars are are typically very militaristic, using brute force and aggression to steadily grow their borders. Its capital is Nauntais.
Monar is temperate near the Vaman Sea, then temperate grassland, arid shrubland, dry grassland, and arid desert moving eastward. The northeast corner sees some taiga and montane forest. The Maivor River flows through Tagsin from the Vaman Ranges and Pearl Mountains, and the White River flows through the south from Remdor.
Demonym: Monar, Monars
- Monar Kingdom
- Nauntais, capital, 70,500
- Vaggon, 35,000
- Tagsin, 28,000
History and Relations
Monar was a part of the confederation of Vaman Kingdoms that came together around 400AL, and this alliance outlawed Akanism and started the secular governmental system Vaman uses today, but by around 650AL the alliance broke apart as the kings began to fight with one another for more power. Monar broke away around 700AL. The main ethnic group in Monar is Vaman with some old blood from Into. They are tense with Scarcun and Toussin, have conflict with Vyrtdan and Cendar, and are friendly with Awavan. They mainly export timber, glass, and Vaman Purple pigment.
Military and Art
The most distinct military unit in Monar is the vurmir, an elite heavily armoured warrior with tactical training, raised to endure pain and frighten their foes with unstoppable aggression. They are also trained to go undercover and hunt down Akanists in the kingdom, acting as inquisitors. Architectural features in Monar include crowned battlements, aqueducts, and spire towers, and common artforms include music, masonry, and glassblowing.