The Isles of Monster and Man
Welcome to the Shattered Isles! Where you can take a sail tour through our many tropical islands, swim among the coral and colourful fish, and even get a chance to see a real life Rendling from the safety of our well armed vessel!Patronsclicktaphere for bonus info
Fauna, Flora, and monsters, of land, sea, and airThe islands that make up this nation are home to thousands of unique species of plants and animals, with the highest number of distinct species of either fish or birds found anywhere in Cathedris. The area contains a similarly diverse selection of flora, with some species of trees being so seclusive they can only be found on a single island among the many. However as Cathedris industrializes itself, many of these species are rapidly dying out -- 12 different species of plants and 3 species of trees have already been wiped out as the Shattered Isles clears space for Legion headquarters and training grounds. The Legion professes that these areas are highly important to their cause, as the space is needed to properly train the growing regiment of Legion soldiers on how to combat the similarly growing horde of Rendlings. The Isles see a strong concentration of both Deific and Faunal Rendlings, all stemming from Bellrose Island upon which Dimiti resides. The highly diverse fauna of the Shattered Isles combined with the abundance of Ichor from Dimiti make for a dangerous combination, spawning a near endlessly diverse assortment of terrifying nightmare beasts.
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Presence of the legionThe Legion was first established over 3,000 years ago, shortly after the conclusion of The Seven Day War -- when all the gods had died, and much of humanity had perished as well. The god-husks now walked the planet, and humans had to scramble to rebuild what they could, as monstrous remains began to crawl out from within the dark -- so they created the Legion, a multinational army made of the best fighters every country had to offer. They trained together under the best leaders the world could spare, rapidly learning ways they could hold off any and all forms of Rendling attacks. The Legion has offices, bases, and headquarters across the entire planet, but roughly 50% of all of its operation is based within Hansun and the Shattered Isles. Hansun is where the main headquarters are, but the Isles are where the majority of its forces are. There is no single settlement within the Shattered Isles that does not have an accompanying Legion Base to go with it. Much of the deforestation of the Isles is done in part for building materials for bases, and space for Legionnaires to run drills and train.
Many Islanders have a growing resentment to the Legion, as they watch the destruction of the diverse flora and fauna their home has to offer. The tensions are further strained, as logistics of keeping everyone fed are pushed to their limits due to the high population of soldiers upon the island eating most of the food. The chain of Legion command dismisses the complaints and criticisms for the most part, focusing instead on the low number of Deaths-by-Rendlings the country experiences and counting that as a net gain.
It's not right. This is our home, not theirs.
They cut down our trees, they eat our food, and now they've quarantined an entire section of the town. The bad has turned rotten, and I'm tired of it.Patronsclicktaphere for bonus info
Governance of the IslesEach island of the Shattered Isles is granted one elected member to represent the entire island -- and each representative is granted equal say in the countries grand court, where the rule of law is decided. Certain representatives may also be granted secondary titles and tasks based on merit, such as becoming treasurer, defense secretary, or minister of tourism to the isles.
Leftovers from the Seven Day war; bits of dead gods and magical blood mixed with magic and the local wildlife to become the monsters in the dark that people fear.
God-husk to the Shattered Isles, stuck in a loop of maintaining perilous balance.
The Underwater Silos of the Shattered Isles
A secret facility for Ichor storage and experimentation, deep under water, controlled and run by the Legion.