Shcholi

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Culture and Locations

Shcholi is a kingdom in Jadar. They are ruled by a tzoil king, who justifies their validity and authority through the Ma Tu religion, which teaches that the people should be utterly obedient toward whoever is ruling. They are enterprising people, appealing to the Benevan Royal Tuaram Trade Company for wealth and protection. Their capital is Mahorezo.

Shcholi is mostly tropical rainforest, subtropical rainforest, and wooded savanna. The Jadari Rainforest is found to the east, and the Nzandyi hills lie to the west. The huge river Hmboko flows through Mahorezo, and other rivers here include the Femahize, the Hado, and the Haho rivers. The southern end meets the Nzandyi Bay.

Demonym: Shcholi, Shcholi

Population: 7,000,000

  • Shcholi Kingdom
    • Mahorezo, capital, 66,000
    • Nehoka, 33,000

History and Relations

When Karithians invaded the region between 350AL and 450AL, the remnants of civilisation in the west Nzandyi came together under a small religion called Ma Tu and began to rebuild a new civilisation in the ruins. The Ma Tu religion gained a lot of popularity and slowly spread eastward, increasing the power of Shcholi. Though it was a large kingdom for the first century of its existence, it was soon overtaken by empires developing in the region. Shcholi has seen recent conflicts with the Mbokecho Empire specifically. The people are a mix of ancient Xilou and Hanjare ethnic groups. They are neutral toward Hmou, fight over the western Hmboko Basin with Onzigho, enslave the Bihi, and are a favourite of Benevan traders. They mainly export gold, diamond, and slaves. They trade with the Royal Tuaram Trade Company whenever they make an expedition to the region.

Military and Art

Shcholi utilises units of elite soldiers, copying the structured military styles of Benevis with disciplined and highly trained forces of soldiers who employ calculated strategies in combat. Common architectural features include domed towers, ancient highways, and atriums, and common artforms include pottery, food and drink festivals, and communal drug usage.