The Abral Islands are an archipelago in the far east of Totania, home to the Abral Empire of Kamejin and Tainuki. Bordering on the east is the continent of Elone, on the west is the continent of Udai, and to the north is the frozen landmass of Moroza.
IslandsThere are 13 major islands (and many minor, smaller islands) that make up the Abral Archipelago, though only 8 and a half are part of the Abral Empire. The list will begin with the 9 Kamejin Islands, ending with the 4 non-Kamejin controlled.
Land of the Abral EmpireThe Abral Empire controls a majority of the Abral Archipelago, thus the name. The Kamejin dynasty that rules it claims ownership on these islands, while the Tainuki claim first rights to the land.
Taiyou no ShimaThe Island of the Sun, Taiyou no Shima is the most well known island of the Abrals. It is home to the Temple of Pelor, the God of the Sun, a towering structure at the northern tip of the island that points always to the sun in the sky. There is also the mountain known as Yume no Yama, the Mountain of Dreams, that towers over the island at its very center. Many populous cities are on Taiyou no Shima, such as the capital of the Abral Empire, Kochi. The military base on the island is Nagayoko, and Kashiwa to the South of the island is the second largest city on the islands, a bustling mercantile port. Other smaller villages are around the island as well, such as Minihadaka or Komegami. Taiyou no Shima was settled by the first Abral Emperor, Emperor Hatanaka Ryōta, who made peace with the Tainuki who lived there already, founding Kochi and establishing what would become the greatest empire on the seas.
Ha no ShimaThe Island of Blades, Ha no Shima is an island filled with canals and beautiful gardens. Its most famous settlement is Ichisaki, the city of blacksmiths, where one travels mostly by boat through the canals. The best weapons and armor are made here. To the west of the island is Teruo's Garden, a magnificent palace teeming with every plant that could grow in the soil of the island. The garden was once home to legendary botanist Yamasaki Teruo, but has since become a tourist destination.
OmijimaOmijima is named after its most well known feature: the tourist trap city of Omi. Omi is an amusement park filled with attractions like the enchanted ferris wheel, the merry go round, roller coasters powered by wind magic, and walkthrough areas that tell stories of all over the world. Omi is where those in the Abrals go to learn of the outside. Due to this, Omi also has another famous attraction: mascots. The mascots of Omi dress and act like historical figures not just from the Abral Islands, but from all over the world, telling the stories so that they may pass down to future generations. Often they are done humorously, though some (particularly villainous figures) are portrayed seriously.
ResidentsThere are many people that inhabit the Abral Island, but there are six major groups that live on them.
TainukiThe native inhabitants of the Abral Islands, the Tainuki are racoondog-like people. After they were made by Pelor, they spread to some of the islands, greeting the Kamejin as they arrived. The Tainuki have representation in the Kamejin government, but generally the populace has no greater desire to control the land. They merely wish to live on it.
KamejinRulers of the Abral Empire that controls most of the archipelago, the Kamejin are the most populous race on the islands. The Kamejin landed on the Abrals and made peace with the Tainuki people, then starting their civilization. They keep fairly isolated from world affairs, but have the largest navy in the world and control the second largest naval thoroughfare in the world after the Strait of Ildial.
LizardfolkThe Lizardfolk initially lived west of the Abral Islands, with the Ophidians, on Elone. However, they fled, chased by the Kamejin navy, settling instead on Udai. Later, they expanded their territory to some of the eastern islands of the Abrals. They faced off against the Dragon Lord Reoma the Wretched and the Anurans, constantly being under threat from them as well as the Orcs and Kamejin.
DragonsTwo Dragon Lords live on the Abral Islands. One is Reoma the Wretched, the Black Dragon Lord. The other is Yrdot the Youngling, a younger Dragon who became a Dragon Lord through Vampirism. Yrdot lives alone on his island, terrorizing everyone, while Reoma lives with the Wretched Anuran Cult and only attacks Lizardfolk unless others try to settle on his land.
AnuransThe Anurans are frogfolk that live in the swamps of Udai. They do not, generally, live in the Abral Islands, but some live on Mythscar Island with Reoma the Wretched. These are cultists who worship the Dragon as a God, called Wretched Anurans.
ChangelingsIt is likely that many Changelings live in hiding around Totania, and in the Abrals things are no different. They have shapeshifting powers and can look like any kind of person. However, they also inhabit Primeron Island in their only permanent settlement, an island that lies at the South of the Abral Islands that is near uninhabitable. Their unique physical makeup allows them to live in a place no others could.
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