Even further to the southeast, beyond Sars’kri and Idaer, lay a very new and foreign land. Just recently discovered, Giichi, it is called by the locals, is a breathtaking sight. Vast and diverse, it’s scenery ranges from tall to short grasslands, arid shrublands, and even deciduous and great evergreen forests. The culture of the people that live on this island bordering Idaer is reclusive and peaceful. One would ask why they hadn’t been discovered before, being as they are so close to a continent. Yet it would be because of their contentment. It’s only within the last 400 years that the Jiians have begun reaching out to other nations.
Nestled on the island is one major kingdom named Rojun; reached only by sailing from Idaer to the Ryung port. A beautiful oriental city with rolling farmlands and great rivers crisscrossing throughout the territory. High buildings can be seen in silhouette against the sky that adorns unique architecture that blends well with the surrounding foliage. The locals use mainly small boats to navigate their home while others mainly travel on foot. Horses, however, are usually only ridden by people of higher status while commonfolk tend to utilize them more for field work and cart pulling.
The people of Rojun are heavily inclined to magic, in which they call Chi, and a lot tend to hold great prowess in battle. Many are also artisans and bards. Chi on Giichi is magic that is pulled from one’s self, a very spiritual process, that many of Lynnea have never witnessed before. A lot of great spellcasters have come from Giichi, but the process of their mastery is one of monkhood and extreme dedication. Yao Kwok, an infamous mage who saved Rojun from a powerful Mamono, is said to have undergone meditation in solitude atop a cherry blossom tree for many moons without food or water until reaching the greatest state of inner peace that unlocked his abilities.
Inhabitants of Giichi are dependant on their main crop, rice, and make many uses of it. Before the discovery of Rojun and theJiians, not many cultures knew about the plant, but it has since spread across the more western nations through trade with the island. Many of the world’s silk, tea and soybeans also come from trade with Giichi, as well as rice based alcohols. One of the Island’s most famous export is the Xian thoroughbred. A horse which is said to be the fastest steed in all of Lynnea, named after it’s breeder, Cheng Xian. A prized and expensive possession, it is the most sought out mount currently in the world and is used by many foreign nations as warhorses and couriers.
Jiians are the only native, non-monstrous, humanoid to Giichi and make up most of Rojun; though, since the discovery of the area, other races have settled here. Their culture tends to be quite peaceful though the people of this area are hesitant of foreigners. Rojun also has warred with Goliaths as far back as their history is documented. The battle between the two having started when once two clans of the races came together in thoughts of uniting and overcoming a greater enemy, a powerful Genesai by the name of Asnee. It was after the containment of Asnee, who was banished and collected into a crystal shard, that the fighting ensued. The two sides began fighting over who would claim the relic and protect it, but, it eventually evolved into an overdramatic argument of which side pulled the most weight in protecting their homelands. This being heavily fueled by Goliaths of course and the Jiians were not without their pride. It is until this day that Jiians and Goliaths are extremely competitive with one another in their interactions.
Outside of Rojan are the Gan wilds that consist of lush grasslands, evergreens, and a dangerous man-eating bog. The kingdom overlooks the Fezu grasslands that sit on the edge of the evergreens. A quaint range, it is home to small cottages and villages that rest just a few miles out from the Soyo rivers that cut through the city. Goliaths make homes out of these lands as well. The biggest clan being settled on the furthest side of Fezu, headed by the feared Rou Khan, who is well known for his murderous raids. Many wars against the Goliaths by the Jiians have taken place in these fields.
The Kaishinao Evergreens span over most of the isle and are home to a plethora of creatures. Some being lizardfolk, the occasional naga, and harpy, as well as dire animals. Travelers here are heeded to wear protective boots and clothing due to a prominent species of snake, the Hyun-Shik, as it can kill a man within a day of being bitten. These Evergreens are hard to navigate, and many adventurers become lost here, some not being seen again for several months, years or ever. It is said that the fae of this forest are especially wicked, and many of the lost travelers fates are abductions. In the very center of the Kaishinao Evergreens is a mysterious bog titled Nirli. Whole horses and even people are documented to have been ‘devoured’ by the muds of this area. There are stories that the bog has been heard laughing as it swallows its victims. The locals of Giichi try their best to avoid this area at all costs because if the deadly cesspools don’t kill you, the lingering Orc and Ogres might.