Maeji and its Lands
Maeji is the oasis, so to speak, within the World
of Abyssia. Its fertile black soil and its seasonable
climates--there are four seasons, none too harsh under normal
circumstances-- make it a very desirable place to live, especially
in comparison to the cruel, cold Domania.
The one drawback is the Great Volcano, Mica located in Shaing-Kao.
While beautiful and a bold landmark seen for many miles
around, its occasional flare-ups send belches of smoke into the
air, with a fine dribble of lava running down its neck. The
rumbles in the ground, albeit minor tremors, are tremors
nonetheless, and have on occasion caused panic among those who are
for certain that the World will come to an end. There are some
doomsayers that proclaim that the World will fall under the Vyras
rule, but on Maeji, there are all walks of life. The freedom
fighters (Resistance) and Imperial Guard both are known to visit
the Harbor House. Fishermen both rich and destitute mine the
waters for their bounty. Well-heeled women and whores rub
shoulders. It is a laid-back culture, a bit more free, less
constrained or formal than any of the other countries.
This is not to say that the people of Maeji are not steeped in
their own traditions and customs. Some secret rituals are alluded
to, but not fully publicly disclosed. But hospitality seems the
key, and tourism brings in a healthy cash flow as do all exports.
Maeji is Domania's main resource for exports. And the
free-spirited people of Maeji have somehow maintained their
freedom from Domanian rule or conquer, it is said that this might
be because Domania is so heavily dependent on its resources that
it would rather allow them to be allies, to allow their people
their Province, and deal with them with civility rather than brute
force. This appears to be the only exception of the Vyras rule.
In Maeji, you will find many cities of different cultures and
people from lands of the Oriental known as Shaing-Kao to an island
habituated by dwarves The Dwarven Island.
Maeji is made of land connected to the mainland and an Isle
not so many miles up north with an island or two surrounding it.
The climate most of the time is tropical cool as if it were
spring most of the time, however weather would vary as you reach
higher altitudes from volcanoes to snow covered peaks of the
The government of Maeji is quite complex, even though there isnít
one as a whole for the country but rather each city would have its
dukes. It is said
that Oloth, the island occupied by the drow race, has gained power
to govern the main island of Maeji, but few would ever know if
this may be true because of the confidentiality in politics in
Maeji due to its friendly zoned with Domania.
There are jungles and clearings, lagoons and pools, as well as some
stretches of beach that border forests, knotty pine gnarling along
makeshift pathways. Rural settings as well as the more commercial
harbor where the aptly named Harbor House are situated coexist
peacefully. Welcome to Maeji.
and Places in Maeji:
- This is known to be the first land to be above water from before
evolution; therefore this is not a specific place but rather known
as the peaks of snow covered mountains or mountains themselves
concentrated into small villages at the almost center of Maeji's
peninsula. Among the people who live here are artic elves also
known as snow elves from the highest points. This does not
mean that this is the only race occupying the area but just a
point of interest. Other races known to dwell these lands
are humans, orcs, and dwarves at various parts of mountains.
- Another sea dock city just
like Keyport however at the southern part of the mainland's
peninsula. The city serves as a port for the Dwarven Island
across a waters of the Ocean of Sins. However, Cathalsar is
not a city known for tourism but rather over populated and low
incomes, which had lead the city into crime. At Cathalsar it
is known that you may find fiends scheming up on you.
Islands - The Dwarven Islands bluntly centered in Ocean
of Sins, has been known to be the heart of it. Do not let the name
fool you, because there are more than just dwarves on this
island. Pirates, Buccaneers, or Swashbucklers dwell these
lands of hot tropical climate as well whether dwarf or not.
The Island is mostly populated with towards it shores, no one
really seeing point into going deeper to its jungles that are habituated
by shaman tribes who are known to give one or two dwarf a scare or
too. However, this doesn't stop a dwarf from well being a
dwarf and making this small island tougher than it seems by their machismo
ways. Therefore the nameless island was named The Dwarven
Island commonly known for its pirates among themselves.
- Home of the Harbor House, which is shortly
remote from the mainland by 35 feet length of sea. Among
this Island and the mainland of it, which currently there is
bridge construction being made from the mainland to it, are
various of merchants, shops, and inns. This city is far new,
and perhaps can be called a town, which again it is still under
construction but has gotten the eyes of quite few tourists and wanderers
from being a safe haven most of the time surrounding the Harbor
Isle - Maeji Isle is made of a couple of cities and
various of towns and villages within an island up north from
Keyport at the mainland.
Hills - The name coming from the windy hills which seem
to whisper eerily at west of Maeji Isle which faces Oloth.
These hills are mostly habituated by elves of all kinds, who have
takent he liberty to form small villages among the bumpy
lands. In the warmer climates, these lands are known for the
joy among their people. However, when colder weather begins
to kick in, it is known that the drows of Oloth make their way
here since it is the closest port to Oloth. With this, brawling
is known to start, and even a numerous amount in the past and
sometimes know there have been battles and raiding in these
lands. Even though, the lands seems peaceful at time, it
known to be the first point of attack from the neighbors known as
Oloth - The Island just north west from Maeji Isle
which is occupied by the race called the drows, which you might
have already known. It is a land where few have ever walked
through besides the drows in the day mystically covered by fogs
and deserted. In the past it has been known to be the land
of bloodsuckers or vampires because of its ghostly appearance in
the day and fogs, but that theory was proven to be false
(therefore vampires do not exist). However as time took its role, in the
world people began to realize what was really dwelling there -
ebony skin elves with white hair who are nocturnal. At night
few would ever know what really occurs on the Island as so far no
one has had the gut to go in, or rather those who have went there
by night are still being awaited for their return. Rumor is
that Domania and Oloth may have an allegiance and that is why
Domania has not decided to spread and conquer Maeji.
- The oriental district which is the home of the great
volcano, Mica. Shaing-Kao is known for its extraordinary architecture
of its buildings and dwellings and to be habituated by
Humans. The weather raises up to a high warmth with its heat
mostly concentrated towards the active volcano just several miles
away. In Shaing-Kao you may find an odd mixture of
vegetation and weather due to the sudden turn of climate from
along such small mass of land. The people are mostly
friendly and humble, few decide to attack this due to many of them
prefer the accommodations of the city and the people rather to
ruin it. However, like most skeptical places the city of
Shaing-Kao within the lands does have its own guards ready to take
action and remove anything from inside the city walls that have
been built for two reasons, lava and keeping what is not best out.