The Kisangi continent consists of three great powers and a myriad of smaller cities who all adhere to the faith of The Order of the Threesome. The Balancer attempts to ensure peace on the continent, but kings will be kings.
The great powers of Kisangi are:
- Dejani: A tropical nation in the north that also claims dominion over the Sunroad Archipelago. Capitol: Jaradi
- Kawan: A great trading nation widely acknowledged as the greatest ship builders on teh Eastern side of the continent. Capitol: Uwak
- Susma: A nation with farmlands so rich that it is said spit would carry a crop. Capitol: Port Lango
The influence of the Holy City of Magadla can be felt throughout the continent.
The desert of the Cidan Mashada where the Masorax riding nomads live dominates the western half of the continent. The mighty Arm of the Gods Mountain Range seperates the desert from the rest of the continent and is the source of most of the wealth in Kisangi and the reason why slavery exists on the continent.
The Arm of the Gods is home to immense mineral wealth, including salt mines, limestone quarries and marbelite mines, all critical for the creation of glass, a core building material on the continent. In addition, more traditional metals and gems are also mined in the mountains.
As close to the desert as the mountains are, conditions in the mines are terrible and labor is a constant need.
Slavery on Kisangi comes in multiple forms:
- Battle Loot: Slaves may be taken as battle loot by the victors. Generally only warriors are taken this way, thought rarely, some of the civilian population will also be taken. For the past sixty years, it has been forbidden to take children as battle loot. The indentured contract of a battle loot slave is set by the Left-Hand priests and is dependent on the nature of the conflict.
- Indentured Servants: Every person has the right to sell themselves or their children into slavery to alleviate their debt or pay their taxes. This sale is overseen by the temples of the Left-Hand God and the contracted amount of labor owed is overseen by the Left-Hand Temples.
- Criminals: Some crimes carry the punishement of slavery, either for a specific time period or for life.
- Children: Children born to a slave are born free and must be given to the orphanages of the Right-Hand God.
Slaves are bought and sold, but truly what is sold and bought is the time still owed on the indentured contract and that is held in trust by the Left-Hand temples.
A person who is under such an indentured contract, a slave, has no rights under the law, it is not just their labor that has been bought but their life in full for the duration of the indentured contract.
WateemThis land lies across The Flame Straits. The capitol city, Port Watamo, is built from black basalt rock and lies in the shadow of Mount Kina, a dormant volcano.
For nearly a millenium, Watamo was under the direct control of Magadla after losing a holy war. The yolk was finally lifted after series of small revolts by a wise Balancer some centuries ago.
Watamo worships the Three Gods as Siblings, counting the Goddess the as a servant to her Brothers.