Kingdom of Lesotho
The Ice People
- Air condensation: The more common use of these powers, the Sles user can cold the air around crating snowy surfaces, more expert users would be able to create ice.
- Cold Breath: The Sles user create a chill wind exhaling air, more expert users can potentially freeze objects with their cold breath.
- Water Shaping: While not being able to control water directly, they can control the rate of which water freezes, more expert users can freeze certain parts of the water in order to give it a defined form.
- Cryo Stasis: One of the most complex techniques, the Sles user becomes so cold that their cells froze and organs stop and the user enters in a state of stasis, very few users are able to do this without dying or suffering damage on their internal organs.
AdministrationLesotho is ruled under a Kingdom established no more than a generation ago, however the power resided in several administrative bodies: Monarch, Prime Minister, Senate President and Assembly Speaker. There is also the League Representative, the direct link between Lesotho and The League of Heroes as recognized Guarded Nation.
The Sley GenerationWhile the practices of the Sley were forbidden by the British colonist back when Lesotho was a protectorate of the British Crown, it become legal and was quickly embrace by the people of the country, while there were very few practices back then, now after a whole generation Lesotho is getting ready to master its biggest generation os new Sley users to date, over the last decades the practice and master of these techniques have grown incredible popular and is estimate that the population of users went from less than 5 percent to almost 40 percent that is now. Today a new generation of young people is getting ready to expand the art and build upon new foundations, is estimated that in the upcoming years the Sley Master transform into a more organized organization that will focus on the new discoveries and development of the art.
Before the Kingdom (XVII Century and Prior)Before the Basotho, the people living in the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain range were known to have the secrets of the super powers that today the Basotho People have, these people is only known today as the SIes People, no more than 10.000 descendants from this ethnicity can be found today spamming several other countries like South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe, however, this descendants has lost these secrets long ago and only a few dozens of them are super humans.
The Kingdom of Moshoeshoe (1804- 1868)After a series of successful military campaigns, Moshoeshoe gain the power and prestige to be able to become a great chief, forming his own clan and defending the mountain ranges from the invaders of the regime of Shaka Zulu. He ascended to kingship in 1822 over the land known as Basutoland and from now on them would unified the rest of the mountain clans, beating the Boers and even in several occasions the British Army, the particular aspect of his success was the implementation of the teachings of the Sles people, that allow many of his warriors and Moshoeshoe to use and harvest the power of ice and cold.
British rule (1868–1951)After several negotiations with Queen Victoria, Moshoeshoe accepted a treaty that would make the lands of Basutoland later on Lesotho, into a British protectorate, under this rule, the people of Basutoland and its lands were treated like any other colony of the Europeans powers; its resources were severely exploited and the administrations and high standard of livings was reversed for the European colonist. During this time however, the teachings of the Sles people were passed in to many of the local people, even thou many foreigners tried to learn this great powers, none of them could, only the locals could learn and domain this super power, as a result the local authorities led by the Europeans decided to band the practices of this powers, causing divides between the already fragile relations between the colonists and the locals, the teachings and practices of this powers would remain hidden from this point on.
Autonomous State (1951- Present)After the the end of colonialism, the people of Basutoland were given independence and the Kingdom of Lesotho was born. However, the negotiations were complicated, at this point many of the Basotho were cataloged as super humans, many of them had some degree of super powers due to the teaching of the Sles people, Lesotho could not be treated as an Autonomous Society, so it was given the term of Guarded Nation, which will ensure a more free relations as a body state but at the same time limiting the migration rights of their population. After independence, the ruling monarchy decided to spread the teachings of the Sles and make then an integral part of their identity.
Demography and Population
Lesotho has a population of approximately 2 million. The population distribution of Lesotho is 25 percent urban and 75 percent rural. However, it is estimated that the annual increase in urban population is 3.5 percent. Population density is lower in the highlands than in the western lowlands. Although the majority of the population, around 60.2 percent, is between 15 and 64 years of age, Lesotho has a substantial youth population numbering around 34.8 percent. Lesotho's ethno-linguistic structure consists almost entirely of the Basotho, a Bantu-speaking people. The main language, Sesotho, is also the first official and administrative language, and it is what Basotho speak on an ordinary basis. The population of Lesotho is estimated to be almost entirely Christian. with an equal distribution of Protestant and Roman Catholics. non christian minorities represent only about 1 percent of the population.