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The Empire of Soga

The Empire of Soga is the largest and most northern of the four main factions. The past, along with varying environment with a certain harshness, shaped the nation into a pragmatic and feudal society. Upholding martial traditions of the ruling warrior clans was woven into its core, where the Soga clan holds the legitimacy of rulers.

As a realm torn from past foreign rule with a bloodstained blade, it became further riddled with internal conflict. Grief struck the land and where misfortune loomed large, there profane forces took root and hold, plaguing and praying upon the passersby. The worst of it were dilapidated shrines and mistreated places of worship, which became overshadowed by tormented spirits.

Through esoteric practices of the disciples of Rishinkyo, who rely on their knowledge of ancient scriptures, ascetic training, the understanding of such spirits and wayward demons, the Empire became a more hospitable land. To seal ill fortune, they cherish their alliance to the Kitsune tribes, who are known for their foxlike features and their alluring rituals, which appeal to the gods. Customarily, the Grand Priestess, a descendent of the fox peoples, holds the position of the first empress as well as the position of Head Court Ritualist at the main Soga Court.

Nonetheless, even with all their efforts, the roads and depopulated land remain thick with reminders of past errors. And while the matters of the gods and ghosts are left to those few capable, the general populace is a sturdy folk of no familiarity with the magical doctrines. Resilient to constant threats, moody weather, sparse population and wars, they generally favor physical and martial doctrines. More so, the northerners are especially known for their brawn and might, as every winter the demonic ogroids, Oni, reemerge from hibernation and descend from the boreal mountains to ravage and harass the snowy domains.

flag Empire of Soga
flag Empire of Soga

The Empire of Soga is the largest and most northern of the four main factions. The past, along with varying environment with a certain harshness, shaped the nation into a pragmatic and feudal society. Upholding martial traditions of the ruling warrior clans was woven into its core, where the Soga clan holds the legitimacy of rulers.

As a realm torn from past foreign rule with a bloodstained blade, it became further riddled with internal conflict. Grief struck the land and where misfortune loomed large, there profane forces took root and hold, plaguing and praying upon the passersby. The worst of it were dilapidated shrines and mistreated places of worship, which became overshadowed by tormented spirits.

Through esoteric practices of the disciples of Rishinkyo, who rely on their knowledge of ancient scriptures, ascetic training, the understanding of such spirits and wayward demons, the Empire became a more hospitable land. To seal ill fortune, they cherish their alliance to the Kitsune tribes, who are known for their foxlike features and their alluring rituals, which appeal to the gods. Customarily, the Grand Priestess, a descendent of the fox peoples, holds the position of the first empress as well as the position of Head Court Ritualist at the main Soga Court.

Nonetheless, even with all their efforts, the roads and depopulated land remain thick with reminders of past errors. And while the matters of the gods and ghosts are left to those few capable, the general populace is a sturdy folk of no familiarity with the magical doctrines. Resilient to constant threats, moody weather, sparse population and wars, they generally favor physical and martial doctrines. More so, the northerners are especially known for their brawn and might, as every winter the demonic ogroids, Oni, reemerge from hibernation and descend from the boreal mountains to ravage and harass the snowy domains.