capital: S'Kae, on the River Road
government: monarchy, ruled jointly by the Queen and her husband,
the King. They share equal power and equal weight, with the sole exception
of passing the rule. Should the Queen die, the King would be relieved of
his post and replaced by the new Queen. Rule passes through her bloodline
to her blood heir with the most healing power, and to break a "tie," the
ruling goes to the eldest. If the queen has no heirs, the rule passes to
the closest female relative with healing ability. Tashisei was originally
a small city of Healers, and through centuries developed into its own country.
Thus, the healing blood is in most of its citizens, to some small extent.
A large talent is required to become a White Mage, however, and this is
geography: a lush, moist, green country. There is a small forest
one day's walk along the Long Road from the east border, a larger one called
the Crying Forest two days farther along the road.
cities: Reiki, the Healing City, at
the intersection of the Long Road and the River Road.
architecture: many of the biggest, most important buildings
in S'Kae and in Reiki are created from an alabaster-like-stone
that was created by the ancient healers of unimaginable power. Ancient
Alchemists had created a special blend of rock (the formula for which is
long since lost) which was manipulated with white magic to create a light-shining,
almost reflective surface in the easily sculpted rock. The rest of the
buildings are made of marble where available, and of white granite, or
anything closely relating to the strange stone.
clothing: Embroidery is the biggest fashion in Tashisei... and
colors are important too. Certain Color embroidery on the upper arms of
dresses, tunics, etc., will denote occupation, rank, etc. etc.
The common people wear much the traditional fantasy clothing: tunics,
breeches, dresses of modest material and cut... etc. etc.
notes: generally egalitarian, except that last names, property,
and rule are passed down through the female line. The Royal army, called
the Army of Steel so far as we know, is large and skilled (of course),
comprised of fighters. There is a distinct separation between steel and
magic: no mages in the army.
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