Tenhan

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Culture and Locations

Tenhan 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 Tenhan emphasise modesty and reserved, never boasting or standing out from the crowd. Its capital is Munvuo.

Most of the southern end of the island is blue forest, and the northern end is mostly montane forest. The areas further inland are temperate forest. The southern shore meets the Augair Ocean and the northern shore meets the North Augair. The river Tadin flows through Sanri.

Demonym: Tenhamin, Tenhamin

Population: 3,600,000

  • Tenhan Shogunate
    • Munvuo, capital, 47,000

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. Tenhan is waiting to see if a war happens in the Islands of Night before deciding whether or not to join Teruvea's proposed empire. The people here come from the Mearan ethnic group. They are neutral with Teruvea, Espone, and Henmi, and import slaves. They mainly export porcelain and their own slaves. It is rumoured that the Augair Trade Authority hire pirates from Tenhan to harass opposing traders who cross the Augair Channel.

Military and Art

Tenhan are not known for strength on the field, but they are known for their reliance on shinobi, agents who go undercover to spy on, infiltrate, and sabotage neighbouring countries. Common architectural features include curved eaves, sun lamps, and paper walls, and common artforms include Blue Night festivals, pottery, and woodwork.