Sopone

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Culture and Locations

Sopone is a feudal monarchy on one of the Islands of Night and is ruled by a shogun. Its main religion is Gontoism, which teaches to act virtuously in order to receive blessings of local spirits. The people of Sopone are very persistent in everything they do, which is seen as stubbornness by outsiders, but Sopomin enjoy perfecting their crafts. Their capital is Hanteye.

Some of Sopone's southern shore is blue forest where it meets the Gold Sea. The rest is temperate forest. The River Ty flows through Hanteye.

Demonym: Sopomin, Sopomin

Population: 2,400,000

  • Sopone Shogunate
    • Hanteye, capital, 39,000

History and Relations

The island was once a part of the So Esn Kingdom when the people of the kingdom fled to the islands to avoid war around 300BD. On arriving, the newcomers overpowered the native populations of Mearans. The Dunian Empire then swept across Temanea and eventually captured the island. As the Dunians fought the invading Teman peoples on the island but avoided the native Mearans, the Mearans took the opportunity after Dama Mang's eruption and rose up against the invaders around 600AL, taking back their island. After several wars and conflicts, the island became consolidated under one shogun. Sopone wants to remain independent and not be included in Teruvea's idea of an empire. The people here come from the Mearan ethnic group. They are neutral with Porosoea and Teruvea, and are on good terms with Espone. They mainly export porcelain.

Military and Art

Sopomin primarily utilise militia for their fighting forces, conscripting from the common populace to make up their armies and rather lacking in the way of elite combatants. Common architectural features include curved eaves and detailed woodwork, and common artforms include pottery, painting, and weaving. Despite being one of the Islands of Night, it does not experience the Blue Night.