Five thousand years ago, the gods waged war against the Demon King and his army to stop his insatiable thirst for souls and protect mortalkind. It is said that the Twin King, Re’ Mec, favors the Kingdom above us, which he and his sister, Koré, made the ultimate sacrifice to protect. Click to explore this sacred country and the other lands from Kingdom of Souls.
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According to legends, the orishas made their last stand against the Demon King and his army on the land that is now the Almighty Kingdom. It was here that the Twin Kings’ twenty most powerful Generals sacrificed themselves to trap the Demon King in a box chained with their very souls. Now the Kingdom is the most powerful country in the known world with the favor of the gods. It boasts healthy commerce, peace, and prosperity. People come here to make their fortunes.
Home to the Omari legacy and the current second more powerful person in the Kingdom, Vizier Suran Omari and his heir Rudjek Omari. According to a legend, an Omari ancestor charged into the Dark Forest and killed an elusive craven then used its bones to make charms that protect against magic.
Home to the Almighty One, Jerek Sukkara, his two sons—Crown Prince Darnek and Second Son Tyrek, and their mother, Estelle, a princess from Galke. The Palace is grand and said to house an elaborate dungeon beneath one of the gardens. It also boasts several hot springs, a zoo, a private army, and year around entertainers.
Situated at the base of a precipice beneath the Almighty Palace, the West Market is the center of trade and commerce for the capital city of Tamar’s more influential families. It’s known for pristine streets and the dome coliseum where the assembly of leaders meet once a month to discuss Kingdom business under the watchful eye of the Almighty One.
Near the banks of the Serpent River, the East Market is known for its boasting merchants who sell everything from rawhide to livestock to kobachi knives sharp enough to split hair. The charlatans in the market trade years off their lives for magic to make charms and curses to sell to patrons who come from the far corners of the world.
Five buildings that sit upon a mountain that overlooks the northern edge of Tamar. The Temple is the religious foundation of the Kingdom, where the five seers, originally from the tribal lands, maintain the orishas’ holy scripts. Re’ Mec himself visits the seers when he’s in the mood for another Rite of Passage–a deadly challenge that only the strong survive.
Estheria is a trade-centered country known for superb craftsmanship. During the time the Almighty Kingdom expanded by conquering its neighbors, Estheria defended against the onslaught. Although the two peoples are at peace now, political mishaps have fostered mistrust. Estheria is closely allied with Yöomi people who occupy the land east of the Serpent River.
Kefu is an enigmatic country where time passes at a whim. According to the holy scripts, the orishas slaughtered the last of the demon army that fled the battle here. Strange things happen in Kefu, and the people are even stranger. It’s easy to visit Kefu but leaving is a whole other matter.
One of the allied countries of the North, Delene is a relevantly peaceful queendom with coastal towns. Rather than fight outright wars, it is known for its ability to infiltrate and poison its enemies in great numbers. The Vizier’s wife, Serre, is third in line to the Delene throne.
A warmongering country, Fyaran grew in size by conquering smaller northern states through unprovoked attacks. It’s lead by a fierce king known for his brutality and lack of diplomacy. Fyaran is closely allied with Zeknor who shares its common interests.
Known for its whale oil production, Zeknor maintains alliances with all of the countries of the North, although, perhaps closest ties with Fyaran. It’s led by a five-person council who represent the interest of its regions, although families of status have much influence in political affairs.
The largest of the northern countries, Galke boasts a formidable army comparable to the Almighty Kingdom itself. It has close ties with both Zeknor and Estheria, as well as the Kingdom. Galke is controlled by the long-reigning Qu’ setta family, a royal lineage as old and powerful as the Sukkaras.
A mostly uninhabited valley between the Almighty Kingdom and the Dark Forest, where the Almighty Army fought the cravens in a gruesome battle that ended when the first Vizier of the Kingdom, Oshin Omari, killing a craven and used its bones to protect himself and the royal family against magic.
Enigmatic forest that is home to the elusive cravens said to have tree bark skin, horn noses, and curved claws. Their bones are anti-magic and can protect their wearers from the influences of curses or hexes. Yet, that only scratches the surface of what the cravens really are.
An expansive mountain range that separates the tribal lands from the Almighty Kingdom.
Maintained by Tribe Mulani, Heka’s Temple is the center of the tribal belief system. It is said that Heka descended from the sky and brought magic to the tribal lands when the orishas refused to share their magic with mortalkind. Although Heka is not an orisha, he is the god of the tribal lands.
One of the five tribes that worship Heka, Tribe Aatiri is known as talented bone charmers, which they use to talk to their ancestors, bring rain, or travel the threads of time. They excavate the precious metal in the caves beneath their desert land to trade with the Kingdom.
The Mulani tribe acts as emissaries to Heka. It was a Mulani woman to whom he first revealed his presence when he descended from the night sky. For Heka who had lived his entire existence roaming the universe found a people to share a part of himself. He bestowed magic to the five tribes and brought peace between them.
The smallest of the five tribes, the Kes are the masters of the spirit world. The most talented of them can travel its many planes of existence. They can manipulate the soul, therefore, bend a person to their will. But the Kes are peaceful people who keep to themselves.
The most enigmatic of the tribes, Tribe Litho’s talents are said to lie in elemental magic, but little is truly known about the extent of their powers.
The tribe from the mountains, the Zu are scriveners and masters of written magic. They channel their powers into protection charms, and most have tattoos that can heal both physical and magical afflictions. They are also known for carving beautiful elaborate masks.