Zadad is a small nation on the east coast of Mirateia, but for most of its history, it wasn't an independent nation; over its history, it has shifted from being a vassal state to some stronger nation or a dutchy part of a bigger nation. Zadad is a relatively new state in Mirateia; it gained its independence in 898 after ten years of rebellion when seven of the cities in the dutchy of Zadad, as it was known when it was part of the Ibraghian Theocracy, these seven cities would after a particularly harsh tax collection raise up in rebellion. After the rebellion, the leaders of the seven cities realized that they could not elect any of their cities as the new capital as that would only increase tensions, so a suitable place on the coast were selected, and the new capital city named Zadad would be constructed
GeographyAfter it gained its independence, Zadad fortified large sections of the border; this was only made easier by the hilly terrain that covered the region, creating few roads into Zadad that larger armies on foot could travel. Beyond the hills in the border region, the land of Zadad consists of flat land well suited for farming and raising cattle, most of the coast between the capital city Zadad and the merchant city of Chaccag, the coast consisted of sharp cliffs and rocky coast.
Zadad is constructed as a confederation where each of the seven cities would send seven representatives to the senate in Zadad, where an elected king rules over the senate.
The culture of the Zadanians revolves around warfare. For the Zadanians, the warfare takes the form of raiding over the border, and it's well-known that the Zadanian state operates a rather large fleet with the sole purpose of piracy. At the same time, the Zadanians also enjoyed more peaceful things such as philosophy, poetry and theatre. There were theatres and libraries in most cities in the country, with theatre and poetry practised in the open at public squares and parks. The Zadanians practised slavery, with most slaves being human and other races. Although not even elves were always safe from being pressed into slavery, they would typically be given easier tasks such as housework, as the Zadanians viewed work in the fields as underneath an elf.
Between 888 and 898, a successful rebellion led to the creation of Zadad. For the longest time, the seven cities that made up Zadad had been unhappy with the rule of the Ibraghian Theocracy they viewed as brutes and barely civilized corrupted by their intermingling and acceptance of the other races. The Rebellion consisted mainly of raids into Ibraghian territory and guerrilla tactics against the Ibraghian forces sent to crush the uprising. These tactics were successful enough that after ten years, the Ibraghians retreated out of Zadad and signed a formal peace treaty.
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Art, cows, gold, grapes, olive oil, quality iron, silver, slaves, statues, weapons, wine.
Cheese, glass, horses, magic weapons, mercenaries, perfume, pork, and slaves.
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