Xue (Zyanya Supplement)
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- 2 Population:
- 3 Religion:
- 4 Government:
- 5 Economy:
- 6 Major Geographic Features:
- 7 Important Sites:
- 8 Diplomatic Relations:
- 9 Current Events:
- 10 Character Creation Info:
- 11 Notes:
Life and Society:
The people of Xue respect those who respect others. Children must respect teachers and parents. They value marital fidelity, generosity, gentleness, and hard work. The lazy, selfish, and disloyal are despised. Promptness is important; the time stated is the time meant. Neighbors help each other, and families support one another. In Xue naming conventions, the family name is always given first, and titles are used even in less formal settings. Men wear trousers under a loose cotton tunic. Women wear the same while working, but for more special occasions they wear a long tunic called an Ao Dai.
It is considered rude to touch another person's head, or to point at them with the index finger. It is also considered rude to show affection in public.
Nearly all Xue venerate their ancestors. The Xue believe the deceased are accessible to help or hinder the living. Almost every Xue family has an altar for ancestor worship. Family members place fruit and/or flowers on the altar on the first and middle days of each lunar month. They also burn incense and offer prayers to ancestors for support in overcoming misfortune and obtaining good luck. They believe the stars guide their path, and most major decisions are based upon the cycles of the constellations.
Xue is led by a magistrate that is 'appointed' by the emperor of Tatsuo, but in reality elected by the people of Xue's capital city, Vinh.
Xue is a relatively poor nation, with little iron.
Major Geographic Features:
Population: 5,309 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gold Piece Limit: 15,000; Ready Cash: 3,975,000 Isolated; Humans: 5,096; Goliaths: 106; Dwarves: 53; Others: 54
Population: 4,854 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gold Piece Limit: 3,000; Ready Cash: 727,500 Isolated; Humans: 4,659; Goliaths: 97; Dwarves: 48; Others: 50
Population: 4,342 Power Center: Conventional Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gold Piece Limit: 3,000; Ready Cash: 651,000 Isolated; Humans: 4,168; Goliaths: 86; Dwarves: 43; Others: 45