Society Name Belaquin World Placement
Modrita River valley (both branches), Western Lyraej Hills; lands bordering the Pelou River to the north and west.
Society Concept Generally passive semi-feudal society with a strong limited monarchy.
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Society Age Age Value 7 Society Scope 6
Years 482 Society Location Belaquin
Founding Date AV 252 Geographic Size Medium Country / Region
Population 216,000
Maps Region: Riverlands  Belaquin
Related Narrative Environments
Major Heritage Groups Belaquini (Jalani Human), Jyvelan (Jalani Human), Merochasan (Jalani Human)
Minor Heritage Groups Staka (Cheyhro Human), Telrakan (Jalani Human), Drushae (Drushae), Malyki (Mekys Human)

Orientation Equilibrium Active Isolation Value 12
Aspects Rights of Nobility Thick forests block easy access to inland areas except to the southeast; settlements are mostly along the river. River transport is well-developed, including systems of locks along the upper reaches of the Modrita River near the Laaborian border.
Strong Monarchy
Expansion of settled areas.
Technology Value 18 Interaction Value 12
Areas of Emphasis Fortification, river transport, and military development. Increasing trade with Merochas has lead to assimilation of advanced technology; luxury products are available at higher values than those listed below. Commerce and traffic flow up and down the Modrita River. Belaquin enjoys a high level of traffic from Malyk and Laabor through to Merochas.  The "High Modrita" defines the border between Malyk and Belaquin, and between Belaquin and Telrak, until it joins with the "Low Modrita" to the west, and flows south to meet the Pelou River at Cardona.
Rate of Advancement 5
Rate of Assimilation 4 Subsistance
Major Fully Agricultural
Innovation Minor Fully Agricultural
Dominant Material 17
Power / Manufacturing 16 Societal Mobility Sedentary
Agriculture / Environment 15 Subclassification Semi-nomadic (Staka tribes)
Building / Architecture 17
Transport / Communication 16 Kinship
Ascendant Patriarchal
Military 16
Miscellaneous 15 Lineage Determinant Patrilineal
Cultural 16 Inheritance Pattern Primogeniture

Political Infrastructure Advanced Absolute Economic Infrastructure
Limited Monarchy Exchange System Buying & Selling
Power 5 Economy Type Currency
Authority 6 Belaquin mints its own coinage in silver.  Both Merochasan and Jyvelan coinage are commonly accepted, and Laaborian coin is accepted in the northern part of the kingdom.
Consent 6
Constitutional Support 7
Legal Complexity 5
Military Infrastructure Resource Value 11
Primary Force Feudal


Belaquin has vast forests which provide ample timber and firewood for coke and charcoal.  The Lyraej Hills have deposits of copper, tin, and iron ores, as well as some coal.  The foothills of the Skyreach Mountains also have deposits of iron and other metals, as well as a few decent silver mines.
Heavy Cavalry, Infantry, and Archers.  Belaquin has a small river navy, controlled by the monarchy, and suitable only for patrolling and/or transport of small units.
Supplementary Forces (Standing Professional) Exploitation 10 50%
Royal Companions (200), King's Own Archers (120), Royal Border Rangers (500) Belaquin exploits only about half of its ore resources, and even less of its timber.  Belaquin has most of its arable land under cultivation (along the rivers), and often imports food from Merochas or Jyvelik.
Relations 2 Trade 13
Relations with Telrak are nearing open hostility as border barons along the High Modrita attempt to extract heavier tolls from passing trade vessels. Belaquin benefits from large amounts of trade between Malyk, Laabor, Merochas and Jyvelik.  In addition, Belaquin imports trade goods from Jyvelik and Merochas, and exports timber and ores.

Religion Scholastics
Tolerance 14 Tolerance 13
Prevalence 10 Prevalence 9
Diversity 10 Diversity 8
The Jalani Pantheon is prevalent, but worship of the Haseni gods is common in northern Belaquin. Belaquin scholarship is concentrated in the fields of medicine and natural philosophy.  Other fields of study are pursued, but with less emphasis.
Arts Magic
Tolerance 11 Tolerance 13
Prevalence 9 Prevalence 10
Diversity 9 Diversity 12
The Arts are primarily supported through noble patronage.  The Royal family supports several small groups of artists. Mana, Alchemy, and Runes Origins are prevalent, Spirit Magic is prevalent among the Staka tribes.

Primary Foundation Tradition Authority Custom of Status 6
Traditional sources of authority: King, nobility, clergy, and civil offices (Mayors, Guildmasters, etc.) are the most common status foundations. Rigidity of Status 7
Because status is so dependent on tradition (authority and/or familial status), change is uncommon.  However, the customs and ceremonies associated with status are not elaborate.  Belaquin ceremony is largely applicable only to interactions between nobility and royalty.  Relations between nobility and the common folk are subject to certain customs, but less involved than those among the nobles themselves.
Secondary Foundation Tradition Kinship
Kinship to someone in a position of authority is a common status foundation, as is descent from someone of renown who held such an office (as in the case of relations to the royal family).
Other Foundations

Personal Freedom
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