Raqaejah is a melting pot of diversity and culture. Humans are by far the most common race found in Raqaejah, though other races find the country largely egalitarian.
Bahamut is the patron God of the country, and is his worship is considered to be the state religion, though Raqaejahns are open to and offer prayers to all Gods.
Slavery was legal and quite widespread in Raqaejah until 10 years ago. With the collapse of the Leurage criminal empire in Thule, the leadership void in the slave-trade business led to outright war between the lesser factions. Weakened and disorganized by greed, the slaver factions fell to the swords of the Nuadan group known as Ar Saoirse helping to topple the practice altogether in the region. With the nexus of the Quadland slave trade dismantled, King Omek Afsari then took a Milesian slave named Isabella Kleomenes as his wife, officially ending the tradition in Raqaejah as well.
Places of note:
Akkarid: Considered to be the richest and most powerful city in the world, and arguably one of the oldest. it is famed for its great library 400ft in height and 30 floors. Other points of interest include it’s famed Serpent Market and the world-famous Khaymeshab Bazi theatre, where magnificent (and priceless) Golems, manipulated by arcane technicians behind the curtain, are the only actors on stage.
Paro Khalashana: An abandoned temple to Pelor built by Itwaari priests over 1,200 years ago. It was used to house the royal dead of Raqaejah during the [Surya Period (about 540 years). It was corrupted until recently by the Phylactery of a Lich named Terjoy Morak that was housed within it’s depths. it was also used by the Cult of Samyaza as a meeting place and housed a deceased Cilkelarule in it’s depths. 10 years ago, the corruption was lifted with the removal of the Pylacery. A rededication ceremony was performed by clerics of Pelor, and the bronze gates to the palatial tomb sealed.
Sheel Khali Desert: Major trade route between Akkarid and Yasir
Yasir: Center of commerce for all of Raqaejah. Located roughly evenly between Akkarid, the southern border of Itwaar, and the eastern boarder of Muzi Xu.
Ziggurat of Yasheen Anok: Built 700 years ago at the end of the Surya period by the Holy leader and pacifist-conqueror Yasheen Anok and his followers. It is a temple to Bahamut and a renown center of learning.