Society Name Karatas World Placement
Karatasan sub-continent on the eastern shores of ele Oceano Aesjareo.
Society Concept Matriarchal empire based in the city-state of Karatas, and including most of the sub-continent.  Karatas incorporates many diverse cultures and heritage groups: this profile is necessarily general in nature.
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Society Age Age Value 8 Society Scope 9
Years 1,000 Society Location Karatasan sub-continent
Founding Date YT 73 Geographic Size Empire
Population 15,000,000
Maps Environment
Related Narrative Environments
Major Heritage Groups Karatasan (Mekys), ???, ???, ???
Minor Heritage Groups ???, Bustaban (Mutai), Poyazuni (Namujan), Avazha (Dwarves), Mandazaran (Pyshwan), Xerian (Pyshwan), Yezruki (Mekys), Loyotan (Loyotan)

Orientation Equilibrium Active Isolation Value 10
Aspects Tradition (Culture) Karatas is separated from other lands on all sides - sea to the north, west, and south, and desert and mountains to the east.
Conviction (Pleasure)
Technology Value 16 Interaction Value 7
Areas of Emphasis Agriculture, Architecture, Transport, and Miscellaneous (Arts). Karatas interacts with surrounding societies on a frequent basis, despite its relative isolation.  Karatas engages in trade with Merochas and Bustaba, and has frequent hostilities to the east and northeast with the Ssuhim and other cultures.
Rate of Advancement 5
Rate of Assimilation 6 Subsistance
Major Fully Agricultural
Innovation Minor Primary Herding
Dominant Material 18
Power / Manufacturing 17 Societal Mobility Sedentary
Agriculture / Environment 19 Subclassification Semi-Nomadic
Building / Architecture 18
Transport / Communication 17 Kinship
Military 17 Ascendant Matriarchal
Miscellaneous 18 Lineage Determinant Matrilineal
Cultural 17 Inheritance Pattern Partible

Political Infrastructure Advanced Absolute Economic Infrastructure
Absolute Theocratic Monarchy Exchange System Buying & Selling
Power 7 Economy Type Credit
Authority 8 Advanced economy, with Temple banks playing a central role.
Consent 7
Constitutional Support 5
Legal Complexity 6 Resource Value 13
Karatas has a wide variety of resources.
Military Infrastructure
Primary Force Conscript


Exploitation 12 60%
Karatasan forces consist mostly of conscript infantry and sailors, but are structured around a professional core of officers, cavalry, and specialty troops. Karatas
Supplementary Forces
Regional militias include a variety of troop types.
Relations 5 Trade 8
Karatas has tense-to-hostile relations with Mekystan, Yezruk, and the Ssuhim clans; neutral relations with Bustaba. Trade with Aezjarea

Religion Scholastics
Tolerance 17 Tolerance 15
Prevalence 17 Prevalence 15
Diversity 7 Diversity 12
Karatasans promote the worship of Kirsu. ??
Arts Magic
Tolerance 16 Tolerance 13
Prevalence 15 Prevalence 14
Diversity 13 Diversity 15
Like ?? Mana is the pre-eminent form of magic in Karatas, due to the sponsorship of Kirsu's priesthood.

Primary Foundation Tradition Authority Custom of Status 5
Traditional matriarchal positions of authority are highest in status. Rigidity of Status 6
Secondary Foundation Philosophy Doctrine
Kirsu doctrine establishes the general status of men and women. 
Other Foundations Philosophy Obligations
Those who serve Kirsu or the Empress have higher relative status. 

Personal Freedom
Vertical Aspects Horizontal Aspects
Political:  Obligation Physical:  Bodily Expression
All young men are required to serve in the military.  All females are required to pay taxes on their property. Karatasans are allowed to express themselves relatively freely
Material:  Land Physical:  Privacy
Men may not own land or businesses that are sources of wealth. Karatasans believe in the sanctity of personal privacy.