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Oolu Empire

The Oolu Empire is comprised of three large kingdoms, each somewhat distinct from one another, but they all fall under the rule of the rokha (emperor). There are many wonders that can be found in the Oolu Empire, including the Mausoleum of Esravan, Caraal, Qanyare Palace, Nal Medne, Kablan, the Statue of Xilia, and the Gardens of Akefa. The Glass Lion Company has a strong monopoly on the export of spices, glass, oil, and Mintar Green pigment from the empire, and on some imports from the east and west.

Demonym: Oolua, Oolue

Population: 82,300,000

  • Oolu Empire
    • Loorutj Kingdom
      • Sakhratja, imperial capital, 145,000
      • Kharbas, 72,000
      • Mikanro, 58,000
      • Lobon, 29,000
    • Mintar Kingdom
      • Urdhul, capital, 120,000
      • Bhumiqaso, 60,000
      • Refator, 48,000
    • Khayen Kingdom
      • Dhrewar, capital, 127,000
      • Mantjar, 63,000
      • Tjudin, 51,000

Empire History

The empire as a whole emerged around 650AL in Karber as the Derhnu Priestdom rapidly loses power to the new emperor. The empire invaded Batur in 800AL, reaching as far as Bandiao, but were forced to retreat in 850AL and lose all the ground they made due to invasions along the archroad from consolidating Batur clans.

Loorutj

Culture and Locations

The Loorutj Kingdom is wrapped around the Sea of Lions and is the largest of the three kingdoms. It has its own king and is considered a theocratic monarchy. The state religion is Sarrayun, which promotes a people to build both their power and their cunning. Its society is also divided into a caste system which is extremely set. Loorutje are seen as self-important and often readily exploit foreigners and even those from the other kingdoms. The capital and home of the emperor is Sakhratja.

The land surrounding the Sea of Lions is mostly savanna, with dry grassland near the Khatsanaras and Great Opal Ranges. Further east and west are areas of semiarid desert. The Dari River flows from the Dividing Basin in Baturun, the Busokur flows through Kharbas, and the Darmer flows from the northwestern corner. The Qararsar also flows in through Sakhratja from Khayen. Roqudar Mountain lies at the border between Oolu, Baturun, and Yvabira.

Demonym: Loorutja, Loorutje

Population: 33,600,000

Relations

People from Loorutj are mostly from the Oolu ethnic group. They are distrusting toward Baturun and are within the same empire as Khayen and Mintar. They mainly export marble, oil, spice, glass, textiles, and Mintar Green pigment.

Military and Art

Loorutj utilises elephant archers in war as its most distinct force, focussing on keeping lines steady and well-supplied, and avoiding drastic risks while trying to predict enemy ambushes and maneuvers. Common architectural features include shallow domes, hexagonal structures, and fine masonry, and common artforms include mummification, gambling, and blood sports.

Mintar

Culture and Locations

The Mintar Kingdom lies at the eastern end of the Oolu Empire. It has its own king and is considered a theocratic monarchy. The state religion is Sarrayun, which promotes a people to build both their power and their cunning. Its society is also divided into a caste system which is extremely set. Mintare are generally passionate people, readily expressing how they feel about something with little consideration for how it will be received. The capital and home of the emperor is Sakhratja.

Mintar sees a wide range of biomes, from mediterranean shores in the southwest where the Lion's Tail flows into the Karber Sea, to savanna and semiarid desert near the middle, to the arid shrubland of the Karber Desert, and the subtropical rainforest in the far east where the archroad reaches the Sea of Ash and the Khandar Coast. The Great Opal Ranges make up most of the northeastern corner, while the entire southern border is marked by uninhabited desert. The Firer River flows through Urdhul, and the Surkor River flows through Bhumiqaso.

Demonym: Mintara, Mintare

Population: 25,800,000

Relations

People from Mintar are mostly from the Oolu ethnic group. They are friendly with Qusa, enslave Menlu, and distrust Khandar. They are in the same empire as Loorutj and Khayen. They mainly export oil, spice, glass, textiles, and slaves from the east.

Military and Art

The most distinct soldiers in Mintar are elite skirmishers, specialising in being light, mobile, versatile, and powerful. They are heavily trained and often travel long distances. Common architectural features include shallow domes, fine masonry, and relief sculptures, and common artforms include dramas, fire-breathers, and communal drug usage.

Khayen

Culture and Locations

The Khayen Kingdom lies at the western end of the Oolu Empire. It has its own king and is considered a theocratic monarchy. The state religion is Sarrayun, which promotes a people to build both their power and their cunning. Its society is also divided into a caste system which is extremely set. Khayene are seen as aggressive traders who would sooner make a good profit than leave a good impression on a customer. The capital and home of the emperor is Sakhratja.

Khayen has mediterranean shores at the southeastern and western most areas, where the kingdom meets the Lion's Tail and Shard Sea respectively. The Qarar Desert causes Khayen to wrap around it, following the Qararsar and other rivers to cross the Khayen Lowlands to the west, mostly made of dry grassland. Montane forest lies to the north Khatsanaras rest.

Demonym: Khayena, Khayene

Population: 23,000,000

Relations

People from Khayen are a mix of Oolu and old Mintar ethnic groups. They are tense and uneasy toward Masakana and Kinars, and are friendly with Yaele. They are in the same empire as Loorutj and Mintar. They mostly trade grain, marble, oil, glass, textiles, and slaves.

Military and Art

The most distinct warrior in Khayen are the rhefusur, who are warrior merchants who travel in distinct caravans. They not only partake in local skirmishes and conflicts, but will support one another's clans but raiding those who do not purchase insurance from another rhefusur for the long trek across the archroad that crosses the Khayen Lowlands. Common architectural features include shallow domes, fountains, and hexagonal structures, and common artforms include a twilight lifestyle, drug usage, and exile.