About the Kingdom
Continent: Eastern Mass – Island Archipelago
Leaders: High Priest Valadar Deveny, Queen Courina
Capital City: Akutorii
Cities/Towns/Villages: Akutorii, Aokigahara, Shikoku, Yoshitaka
Monetary Units: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Ban.
Magical Alignment: Shadow, Fire and Time-Space.
Ethnic Majority: Demons, Devils, Shadowkin
Inhabiting Races: Half-Bloods, Elementals, Humans, Kitsune, Drogo, Khalit
Religions: Cyf, the Irori
Factions/Guilds: Aka Samurai, Yūrei Kunoichi, The Waystriders Guild
- Heightened Magical Prowess
- Sealed Temple of Kohaku-jiin
Natural Resources: Clean water, Seafood, Grain/Rice, Shadow Wood, Paper/Textiles, Magical Components, Medicinal Remedies, Nelod.
Imports/Exports: Water, Medicines, Minerals and Ore, Timber, Staple foods, Weapons, Slaves, Mercenaries, Shipwrights
Regional Climate: Temperate to Sub-Tropical, Exceedingly wet and humid due to the fact it never stops raining in Burmecia. The amount and density of rain varies from season to season, however seems to be lighter in the hotter summer months until the monsoon season begins. The vegetation that survives in the deluge is hearty, aggressive, water thirsty flora. Unlike Burmecia, the Isles of Onigu are not covered in dismal clouds and flourish in the warmth and glory of Amauna, the Daystar. Due to its seasonably pleasant weather, the islands are covered in equal parts of farmland and forest and provides a great deal of otherwise unsustainable foods to Burmecia. Onigu is a favored vacation spot to the wealthy and privileged, catering to exotic delights that foreigners could only dream of.
- Steel Bamboo
- Attar Fern
- Black Lotus
Local Fauna: Briar Goats, Giant Usagi, Kyuubi, Momochen
History & Description
“I have often heard humans refer to fate or destiny. Only the weak utter such nonsense.
It is different for the truly powerful: they create this so-called destiny with their own hands.”
The Isles of Onigu
Of all the lands in Elyu, the Isles of Onigu are perhaps the most curious of them all. The archipelago nation is almost entirely populated by demon and devil kin from a foreign dimension, ripped from their home-world and deposited upon the fabric of Elyu by none other than the God, Cyf. The act in itself was not without repercussions to the planet, however; the resulting scar in the space-time continuum can be seen in eastern Burmecia in the form of the Flamewake.
The natives of Onigu are a sort deeply entrenched in their own culture and as such, can be unwelcoming and potentially xenophobic of any who would seek to change or disrupt their way of life. Covered in a multitude of farms and equally sustainable forests, Onigu exports otherwise unsustainable food to Burmecia and appear to have little to no influence from the heinous kryst poisoning. The land is also untouched from the dismal Burmecian overcast that blocks the light of the daystar, Amauna, allowing for a much broader range of foods and goods to be produced.
The population of devils and demons follows a strict caste system imposed by a familial monarchy. The Clan Deveny has ruled over Onigu for as long as their history dates, the Mon of the Clan Deveny is the black lotus and the current clan leader is Valadar Deveny. Being the High Priest of the Cyf religion, Valadar was able to impose the following of Cyf on his people – though this does not mean that all Houses or Clans follow the beliefs of the Deveny Clan. In fact, some silent pockets still adhere to their Old Gods from before Onigu existed on the plane of Elyu.
The Feudal Caste
The Caste of Onigu falls all falls beneath the command of the Emperor, Valadar Deveny followed by his first daughter, Korosukyuui. The Emperor’s only son, Kageromaru, has been exiled for treason and is considered an enemy to Onigu and all of Burmecia.
Beneath the Emperor resides his Shogun, led by his daughter Korosukyuui as the direct line of defense for the royal family and her Father’s personal body guard.
The Daimyo are next in line and are comprised of the House leadership, each individual Clan on Onigu has a daimyo that serves as a liaison for their prefect and selects one from their House as personal protection of the Emperor – only the most esteemed of Clan blood is chosen to be Shogun.
Next in line are the Samurai – the soldiers of the Onigu empire. Each Clan has their own set of rites and rituals when it comes to training their warriors, but their strongest become Samurai. Both men and women serve as Samurai, as there is no distinction between genders when it comes to soldiers.
The Chonin comprise the majority of the population of Onigu from your average citizens, to crafts people, farmers and fishermen, healers and mages and serve as a sturdy foundation for the greater good of the entire society of Onigu.
Finally, Non-Natives and Slaves find themselves at the beneath peasants, even wealthy travelers that vacation on the shores of this archipelago find themselves subjected to blatant xenophobia from the locals. To the natives – outsiders have no place on their sacred home and like other kingdoms – slaves are merely currency.
The City of Akutorii is a densely populated harbor town tucked in the inner hook of the main island. It is there that the largest gathering of non-native races can be found as most do not brave leaving Akutorii’s city limits. Responsible for trade, logistics and the constant flow of goods, the harbor town of Akutorii is a city which never sleeps and some shops do not open until the sun sets and night settles over the busy streets. Tall buildings and narrow streets wind through seemingly endless corridors in the residential districts while the places where enterprise takes place open out to wide thoroughfares often blanketed in carts and vendors selling their wares. Most buildings have cascading roofing constructed from clay tile, giving the architecture a distinctly oriental look.
Akutorii’s outer edges are framed in farmland and forest, the northernmost edge of the prefecture reaching out to the volcanic mountains at the north border of the main island where every so often a belch of noxious smoke can be viewed. Tucked throughout the islands the districts are distinctly divided into different small towns intended to segregate the population by caste when possible.