Society Name Pelos World Placement
Society Concept Jalani society fighting for survival against an invasion from the Mylharran Empire.
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Society Age Age Value 7 Society Scope 6
Years 822 Society Location Daenj
Founding Date AV -89 Geographic Size Medium Country / Region
Population 278,000
Related Narrative Environments
Major Heritage Groups Daenji (Jalani Human), Jyvelan (Jalani Human)
Minor Heritage Groups Itasu (Itasu Human), Pelosi (Haseni Human), Staka (Cheyhro Human), Drushae (Drushae), Shub'gun (Hssuga), Hsytha (Hssuga).

Orientation Equilibrium Passive Isolation Value 11
Aspects Tradition (Cultural Maturity) Daenj is not extremely difficult to reach, although only two neighboring societies have easy access routes.  Daenj is surrounded on three sides by mountains or ranges of hills, and can only reach the ocean by travelling the length of the Pelou River to Merochas (passing through Pelos, Jyvelik, and Belaquin territory in route).
Conviction (Philisophical Ideals)
Technology Value 16 Interaction Value 8
Areas of Emphasis Daenji culture emphasizes artistry over all else - technological developments must be shown to have aesthetic merit before they will be generally accepted and exploited. Daenj interacts with neighboring societies on a limited basis.  Trade is limited to necessary or overwhelmingly desired products (both for export and import), and requires lengthy diplomatic negotiations.  Few travellers pass through Daenj en route to another destination - Daenj does not lie astride any major trade routes.
Daenji culture does not favor external cultural influences, and thus is reluctant to import new products or ideas.
Rate of Advancement 6
Rate of Assimilation 8 Subsistance
Major Fully Agricultural
Innovation Minor Fully Agricultural
Dominant Material 17
Power / Manufacturing 16 Societal Mobility Sedentary
Agriculture / Environment 16 Subclassification
Building / Architecture 16
Transport / Communication 16 Kinship
Ascendant Non-dominant
Military 16
Miscellaneous 15 Lineage Determinant Omnidirectional
Cultural 15 Inheritance Pattern Partible

Political Infrastructure Advanced Absolute Economic Infrastructure
Despotism Exchange System Buying & Selling
Power 9 Economy Type Currency
Authority 9
Consent 8
Constitutional Support 8
Legal Complexity 7
Military Infrastructure Resource Value 12
Primary Force Feudal


Mining (iron, copper, tin, gems)
Timber (hardwoods and specialty woods)
Agriculture (viticulture, orchards, croplands, herds)
Esoterics (enchantments and augmentants)
42,000 Feudal levies (primarily heavy infantry, supported by some light cavalry and crossbowmen).
Supplementary Forces (Standing Conscript) Exploitation 15 75%
6,000 Archers and Light Infantry from mountain provinces - used for border patrols, bandit suppression, and general duty. Daenj exploits most of its available resources.  Primarily, these resources are internal, rather than trade.
Relations 4 Trade 7
Daenj has tense relations with Jyvelik, and is worried about Mylharran intrusion to the north (in Pelos). Daenj trades on a limited basis with neighboring cultures, but seldom actively seeks trade.

Religion Scholastics
Tolerance 13 Tolerance 13
Prevalence 13 Prevalence 12
Diversity 13 Diversity 10
The Jalani pantheon is dominant, although the Zhaol gods are popular, and are gaining support.  Several syncretic movements are attempting to establish philosophical links between the Jalani gods and the Zhaol gods.
Despite the difficulties inherent in such philosophical contortionism, these movements are gaining in popularity, even among the clergy of the Jalani pantheon.
So far, there is little evidence of deific displeasure, on either side.
Daenji scholars are divided between Humanists (who favor newer, Human cultural interpretations) and Classicists (who insist that traditional Hsugga interpretations and philosophies are supreme).  Daenji scholarship is pre-occupied with philosophical implications of new discoveries, and scholars often spend decades constructing elaborate defenses of the philosophical implications of a new discovery before even mentioning it to friends or colleagues.
Arts Magic
Tolerance 15 Tolerance 13
Prevalence 14 Prevalence 13
Diversity 8 Diversity 14
Although formalized, the arts flourish in Daenj.  Unlike its neighbor Jyvelik, Daenji artistic formulas promote originality within a broad range of accepted techniques.  Daenji artists continue to produce stunning works in painting, music, dance, and sculpture.  Daenji literature is highly specialized, and does not translate well into other dialects or languages.  For this reason, Daenji literature is seldom encountered outside of Daenj. Mana is the only openly approved secular Origin (Alchemy is considered a sub-Origin of Mana in Daenji culture - the two are always taught togethor).  Psychic powers are tacitly accepted, although public approval varies.
Spirit Magic especially is considered dangerous and akin to Necromancy.
Sorcery is distrusted as a foreign philosophy, and its practicioners are few.

Primary Foundation Tradition Kinship Custom of Status 7
Rigidity of Status 7
Secondary Foundation Tradition Cultural
Other Foundations Power Political
Capability Artistic

Personal Freedom
Vertical Aspects Horizontal Aspects
Physical Exploitation
Slavery is a common and accepted practice in Daenj, including some forms of hereditary slavery.