Ookii Oshiri – “Heaven’s Eastern Gate”
Ookii Oshiri is a very small nation off the eastern coast of the Great Continent, consisting of a chain of five large islands and many tiny ones. The main occupation is farming, with rice and textiles being pretty much the only exports.
In Cuppie’s time, it is the easternmost known place on earth, as Tin Mawr is the westernmost known place, and both have a reputation as being especially sacred places.
The country’s culture is closely tied to these legends and the religious traditions that have arisen from them. The religion reveres the Hitensora, the “seven lights of heaven” that they believe carry people from the material world to the world of spirits.
An emperor rules over the nation, and his opulent court and complex of palaces takes up most of the southernmost large island. He is believed to be a direct descendent of the former eighth member of the Hitensora and to derive his authority from them, holding the power of life and death over them (in the most benevolent way you can imagine that – he is not a despot.)
The primary language is Kagetsu, enforced across all the islands as the official language, with the local languages that once existed being banned by the emperor.
The citizens of the country are known collectively as O-dani and are known for their graceful speech, extreme politeness and hospitality, a calm but melancholy attitude and for their light green skin.
The currency is the Yani, valued at about 200 yani per Tin Mawr librum.
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