Isles of Kilan
In the eastern seas lies the majestic island nation of Kilan, a land of treacherous waters, fierce warriors, and ancient mysticism. The Killanese are a seafaring people, their ships the envy of all who see them. Swifter than the wind and sleek as a dolphin, they glide through the waves with ease, able to strike their foes with lightning-fast attacks before disappearing into the mist. But the true wealth of Kilan lies in their volcanic mines, where the rarest of gems can be found.
The Killanese are a deeply spiritual people who revere their ancestors as deities. According to their ancient religion, the spirits of the dead ascend to higher planes, with the most honorable and just among them achieving greater importance. The Killanese believe that their ancestors watch over them, protecting them from harm and guiding them in times of need. They speak to their ancestors, carrying their possessions as idols and building shrines in their honor, where they go to pray and pay their respects.
Yet, Kilan is not without its dangers. Legend has it that every few thousand years, a great dragon awakens from the depths of the volcano, purging the world with fire. This tale is often told to children, who dream of becoming a great warrior to slay the dragon, but as they grow older, they come to realize it is just a myth. The true threats of Kilan lie in the lost temples of the jungle, remnants of ancient wars that still hold secrets and dangers for those brave enough to explore them.
In the days of old, Kilan was ruled by a mighty Khan, and at the heart of the island lies a great lake surrounded by a tropical jungle, home to tigers and other fearsome beasts. The jungles of Kilan are dotted with temples and shrines, vestiges of a time long past, and the Killanese have learned to navigate these treacherous lands with the skill of a seasoned warrior. The Killanese are generally suspicious of outsiders, as they often act without honor. Even when the people of Kilan fight, they still have a code.
So it is that Kilan stands, a land of beauty and danger, of tradition and myth, a place where the sea meets the sky and the line between reality and legend blurs.