Hantau is hot, Hantau is sticky and most of all, Hantau is gorgeous. Both the natural tropical jungles and sculpted cities seemed to be carved of pure beauty.
- 83% Human
- 6% Dwarf
- 6% Elf
- 5% Other
Hantau is a very human country. It has small populations of Dwarves, mostly situated around the mining regions of Hantau. There are also tribes of Jungle Elves that reside in the jungles. Very few non-Jungle Elves exist in Hantau and those Jungle Elves do not leave the jungle generally and so very rarely would be found in the cities. The island country of Nyamene sits off the south coast of Hantau. The home of Feldeni, Hantau does house a significant number of Feldeni that have crossed across the ocean.
Hantau is currently run by Ministar Prima Chen Lian
and the Hall of Ministars, a collection of individuals chosen by the Ministar Prima
. The Ministars
(which is the Old Tongue word for servants) deal with the day-to-day running of the country. Each Ministar
is in charge of a different facet of the country's wellbeing.
Hantau is a warm and humid country. When it rains, it rains. Hantau will take days of searing sticky sun followed by days of torrential rain.
After the Great Winter (~5,000BCE), large deposits of platinum were discovered once the ice had melted and the cracked mountainsides beneath revealed themselves. Hantau has relied on these deposits as they were the only large scale seams in the entirety of Axora. This meant Hantau was the only mass producer of the metal. Since platinum is the highest value metal in the monetary system of Axora, the discovery made Hantau the richest nation basically overnight.
5,000 years later and those deposits have run out. Thankfully, under Chen Lian's stewardship, Hantau has invested its vast wealth into agreements with other nations, allowing it to run itself off its existing wealth for years to come even though it cannot produce more.