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Kaspari Empire
Capital Qadat
Area 1,692,830 sq. miles
Government Empire
Ruler Caliph Rasual Bataari
Population 51,762,190
Religions Karaslaa
Languages Raumdari, Fah, Paumoki, Raviti, Chaenal, Kaspilan, Hagwai, Vadishan, Ejorul, Ushpali, Gurahnese, Naichul, Turgoshic, Ali

Inhabitants of the Kaspari Empire
Locations in the Kaspari Empire
Organizations in the Kaspari Empire
Settlements in the Kaspari Empire

The Kaspari Empire is a desert land at the edge of the civilized world, set between the patchwork kingdoms of Dalkhrova and the impenetrable Sabo Jungles.

CultureEdit

The Kaspari Empire is divided into fifty sultanates, each of which is centered around a palacial estate. These sultanates all answer to the rule of the Caliph, Rasual Bataari, who resides in Qadat. The government is highly corrupt; sultans are meant to be named and promoted based upon merit, but officials often buy their offices, then squeeze more taxes from the populace to reimburse themselves. Some sultanates have abandoned the system of promotion entirely, reverting to hereditary sultanhood. There are frequent shifts in judicial as well as civil officials, with justice also sometimes for sale. In addition, minor wars between the sultanates break out frequently, often lasting until Qadat sends troops siding with one or the other faction.

Law in the Kaspari Empire is based upon the Karaslaa religion; the Caliph is not only head of the Empire, but also the spiritual leader as well. The Kaspari Empire has three separate court systems: one for the Karaslaa, one for non-Karaslaa, and a third for settling contract disputes and cases between merchants.

While residents of the Kaspari Empire are expected to be devout in their religious practices, the empire is actually fairly secular. Fundamentalist sects do exist and wield influence over certain sultans, but most of the population simply pays lip-service to the Karaslaa faith. Many fundamentalists (led by the Conclave) do not respect the rule of the Caliph, calling him the "Imposter King"; certain cells are attempting to place one of their own into power and reinstate the strict religious rules and taboos of prior generations.

GeographyEdit

The geography of the Kaspari Empire features distinct bands of terrain running in an east-west direction. From south to north, these bands are the Pogardi Mountains, the Dulqa, the Basaam River, the Almaaqi Plain, and the northern jungles. In addition, the Hulman Mountains in the east divide the Kaspari Empire from Tashakda.

The Pogardi Mountains form the border between the Kaspari Empire and Dalkhrova. These mountains are very tall, but there are numerous passes. Each pass is guarded by a small sultanate which also controls the slopes of the mountains between the pass and the Dulqa. This sparsely-populated region is known for fierce warriors, shrewd traders, and brutal winters. In recent years the Kaspari armies have amassed in these territories, basing raids and invasions into Dalkhrova from the pass fortresses.

North of the mountains, the land becomes a sandy and barren desert, known as the Dulqa. This desert features extensive sand dunes, dry rock fields, salt flats, and the occasional oasis. Sultanates are focused around the towns and cities in these oases, where dates, figs, and other crops are grown.

The Dulqa comes to an abrupt end at the Basaam River, which runs the full width of the Kaspari Empire from east to west. This river valley is the heart of the empire; it is intensively farmed and very well populated. Cities form around the few bridges and river crossings, and ancient temples and monuments dot the landscape. The Basaam River valley transitions smoothly into the Almaaqi Plain, which is a well-populated savanna and the home of most of the empire's population. The Almaaqi Plain runs all the way to the eaves of the Sabo Jungles, which hang over the empire's northern boundary.

HistoryEdit

see History of the Kaspari Empire

SultanatesEdit

Name Area (sq. miles) Population Capital Ruler Map
Aliwu 26,010 1,143,400 Zajmeh Aliwu
Almoq 10,460 258,300 Almoq Basbas Mustaqqi Almoq
Basradi 2,190 288,200 Jeyahan Jeyahan Council Basradi
Baunjil 60,360 3,232,800 Safrodaska Sedavih Kuhla Baunjil
Bazai 41,910 244,200 Buzaym Jamar Buraan Bazai
Bey 46,900 2,210,100 Beynoq Bey
Chae 37,020 1,778,700 Surradi Esojen Yain Chae
Daihun 15,400 403,800 Qomloh Vedah Uqulah Daihun
Daniah 11,090 204,000 Daniah Daniah
Diqaan 4,840 680,300 Beyhan Jahm Bazei Diqaan
Ejor 44,430 2,332,700 Ejor Bina Amaus Ejor
Fabaas 40,290 345,700 Tabeehi Rishod Oluum Fabaas
Fahdal 52,360 3,606,500 Fariniah Bwan Heiwa Fahdal
Ghez 29,370 823,600 Bur Kandak Ghez
Gurah 38,280 1,064,900 Thauzurram Halil Ushaaf Gurah
Gwaifah 32,540 2,405,400 Olhun Pwaffi K'aiten Gwaifah
Haiz 12,500 514,200 Akmahar Yuraan Kamai Haiz
Halul 38,210 163,500 Ulqataadi Chahe Izraun Halul
Hauza 19,870 1,304,900 Hauzedi Hauza
il-Maloq 56,710 394,900 Quzedrah Mahqbar Istaffi Il-Maloq
il-Rahm 29,460 1,129,000 Darhai Il-Rahm
Jaida 19,640 431,300 Jaidazarri Hamsi Ra Kuthali Jaida
Jamzodeh 65,120 405,900 Raha Jal Halaam Jamzodeh
Jora 23,120 553,800 Symotta Uthek Verin Jora
Kalliwah 61,970 322,500 Renneh Kaan Sijidi Kalliwah
Karadun 27,080 1,308,200 Karadun Makhtar Tam Karadun
Kukoba 31,110 579,800 Davisiri Kukoba
Kurgad 34,270 671,600 Shazza Shahim Zay Kurgad
Lower Basaam 122,360 6,836,700 Qadat Rasual Bataari LowerBasaam
Luqasa 16,630 398,300 Seyrilloh Falah Raniah Luqasa
Mashhain 640 214,400 Mashhain Auswan Jabbal Mashhain
Mozedeh 66,300 418,500 Shaamrana Quzah Afzan Mozedeh
Mozraqi 34,050 372,700 Mozra Ali Kuseiq Mozraqi
Naiche 35,710 677,400 Izmauna Ginza Zuju Naiche
Nuz 26,970 549,500 Hanzuh Nuz
Qad 24,180 358,300 Nariqab Yon Vukuth Qad
Qustari 23,710 224,500 Shottah Qustari
Ravit 34,760 2,224,800 Gilarah Sa'idwah Gohl Ravit
Ruzumum 59,690 1,534,600 Haola Ruzumum
Sawaal 18,440 2,027,900 Sawaal Ash Momarus Sawaal
Shaimalla 27,950 438,700 Durqand Muna Alurani Shaimalla
Silwa 41,160 251,800 Kukan Silwa
Tuiq 9,570 966,200 Zahivan Tuiq
Upper Basaam 62,310 1,951,600 Siul Shihbes Misarah UpperBasaam
Vadruh 22,240 1,113,700 Yahi Vad Dobid Kurs Vadruh
Yahgar 36,270 825,800 Motep Yahgar
Yattaga 630 66,900 Dayau Amir Yuagis Yattaga
Zabah Mujir 20,020 50,500 Azad Maqbas Maqbasi ZabahMujir
Zarahn Gal 57,480 335,300 Wahana Silman Asid ZarahnGal
Zender 36,550 1,125,400 Zender Imbar Kushrum Zender