The Bengerian live, primarily, in the Bengaran Woodlands, a location claimed by the Kingdom of Bengeirr. They are a competitive and driven people, valuing economic might and business as prime components of a good life. Bengerians are often well educated, rich and somewhat arrogant.
For a Bengerian, money is everything. They claim to have invented the monetary system used by the rest of the world and everything in a Bengerian's life circles around money in one way or another. Not necessarily physical coin, but wealth and assets are by which Bengerians value their peers. Almost everything has a price to a Bengerian, including, in most cases, people's lives and freedom.
Competitive business people
Bengerians are obsessed with business, negotiation and bureaucracy. It penetrates their entire society, even all the way up to their politics. Owing someone a favor is a terrible debt and Bengerians do their very best to make sure they don't owe anyone anything and that as many people as possible owe them back.
The primary reason for the Bengerians' aversion to debts is that debts and favors can be traded, just like anything else and you do not want to have your debt be traded away to someone less understanding or less friendly. Some people have lost their entire livelihood because of an unlucky debt or favor trade. Bengerians can sometimes be ruthless when it comes to profit and favors.
The Bengerians are one of the few cultures in the world that still practice slavery. Of course, they don't call it slavery, since their "servants" are paid for their services. The Bengerians claim that makes it not slavery. But make no mistake: These people's freedoms have been taken from them. They cannot just quit their jobs. They serve until their masters free them, die or sell them.
Servants are a prized possession and Bengerians tend to invest a lot into a servant in order to increase their value as bragging rights towards other Bengerians. Servants are therefore trained to be well mannered, well dressed, fluent in multiple languages and commonly also skilled in some form of art or academia. A knowledgable and skilled servant can be worth a fortune.
Servants have no real rights of their own, more than what their owner gives them. However, since they are considered property, it's more offensive to hurt someone elses servant than it is to hurt the owner. An insult or physical assault may be solved with a judicial duel, but hurting someone's servant is heavily fined, equal to property damage.
There are, however, unofficial rules that must be adhered to. It's considered dishonorable and vile to beat, starve or otherwise physically punish a servant. It is also taboo for a master and servant to have any sexual relationship, mostly to prevent sexual abuse of the servant.
So far, however, no king has been brave enough to suggest entering these unofficial rules into actual law, so abuse still occasionally happens. It is a popular insult and smear to accuse another of abusing their servants, usually done through political rumor-spreading.
The servants are taken from the lowest class of Bengeirr. Those who have no money, no assets and no wealth to their name are untouchables. Destined to live in the streets, begging for scraps of food. They are disallowed from owning property. Once you are destitute, you are untouchable forever. A Bengerian who has failed so catastrophically at managing their wealth is not worth being part of society.
The only way for an Untouchable to have any success in life is to be offered the chance of slavery, or service, as they prefer to call it. A servant has food on the table, a family that cares for them, and owner who invests in them and often an expensive education ahead of them.
Grand wealth and opulence
As can be imagined, a people like the Bengerians, who are obsessed with material wealth, do their very best to flaunt it. Bengerian homes and cities are ridiculously opulent. Tobin, the capital of the kingdom of Bengeirr, is known as the "Golden City" because of its yellow roads and walls. They're not actually gold, but made to look like it. Some incredibly rich Bengerians actually gold-plate parts of their homes.
The home is one of the best ways for a Bengerian to flaunt their fame and wealth, so they spend inordinate amounts of money keeping their houses in top shape. Even poorer people in Bengeirr have comparatively nice abodes.
An affluent society
In spite of, or perhaps because of, the plights and struggles of the Untouchables, Bengeirr has a society that is surprisingly affluent, especially compared to other countries. Only a few of the Kharamôran city states could rival Bengeirr in average citizen wealth, but that's dubious because of the Kharamôr social caste structure.
While a poor Kfandrian would live on the streets, begging for food, a poor Bengerian (who is not an Untouchable) would complain about the paint on his house flaking and him not being able to afford a repaint. The difference in living standards is stark.
The prosperous Bengeirr kingdom lies in the southeastern Gimroan Basin.
The eastern lands of Arjin, stretching from Roþ's pass in the west, to the coast in the east, nestled between the mountain ranges.