Teruvea

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Culture and Locations

Teruvea 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 Teruvea emphasise respect, showing regard for strangers and friends alike. Its capital is Teruvad.

Most of the island is blue forest, though the northern end is mostly montane forest and the areas further inland are temperate forest. Off the southwestern shore is Haira Island. The Tensu flows through Ditunha and the Manlun flows through Teruvad. The Gold Sea lies to the west, the Meara Sea lies to the north, and the Augair Ocean lies to the southeast. The Derimen Channel lies between Teruvea and Ho Da.

Demonym: Teruvemin, Teruvemin

Population: 11,200,000

  • Teruvea Shogunate
    • Teruvad, capital, 84,000
    • Maluyan, 42,000
    • Nadin, 33,000

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. Teruvea is looking to make an empire out of the Islands of Night. The people here come from the Mearan ethnic group. They are cautious toward Ho Da, tense with Espone, neutral with Sopone and Tenhan, and import slaves. They mainly export porcelain and Ladarean Orange pigment.

Military and Art

Teruvea is known for their samurai warriors, who came from aristocratic families and led their own people into battle. They traditionally fight field battles and prefer to settle scores by pitting army against army. Common architectural features include curved eaves, sun lamps, and paper walls, and common artforms include Blue Night festivals, painting, and literature.