Life and Society:

The principle of guanxi commits friends and associates to do what they can for each other when called upon. To violate guanxi is to lose reputation or honor. Children are expected to uphold the family's social standing. A person is expected to put the needs of the group (family, community) above oneself. The elderly are highly respected, and children expect to care for aging parents. An admired person is one who brings the greatest honor to the family while being the most humble about personal accomplishments.
To wed, a couple first applies for permission from the local governing unit. If permission is granted, a legal contract is signed and recorded at a government office. The bride retains her maiden name but children receive the father's surname.



Thuan is lead by a high magistrate. Most governing is done by local magistrates, which are responsible for solving crimes, conducting trials, and handling other administrative duties. Torture can be used to secure confessions, and punishments for crimes can be very harsh. Often entire families or villages can be punished for the actions of one member, as harboring a fugitive is also seen as a great crime. Families and villages are expected to make certain their members behave so as not to lose face.


Thuan priests are most often philosophers. Their philosophy stresses traditional boundaries of ethical responsibility. Dao is the ideal of the good life as a whole. De, or virtue, is comprised of several basic notions of virtue suach as ren (benevolence), yi (righteousness), and li (propriety, or rites). Other notions, considered the dependent virtues, are filiality, loyalty, respectfulness and integrity. The basic virtues are considered the fundamental, cardinal virtues of life. Ren is concern for the community, Yi pertains to the sense of righteousness, and li focuses on proper conduct and the boundaries of proper behavior. Li also encourages the development of nobility and the embodiment of refinement. Quan is the weighing of circumstances in regard to yi. Many Thuan priests devote their lives to monasteries, mediating on these qualities.


Thuan is perhaps the richest of the Tatsuo nations. It's largest exports are porcelain and silk.




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Population: 5,708
Power Center: Conventional
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Gold Piece Limit: 15,000; Ready Cash: 4,275,000
Isolated; Humans: 5,479; Goliaths: 114; Dwarves: 57; Others: 58


Population: 24,327
Power Center: Conventional
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Gold Piece Limit: 40,000; Ready Cash: 48,640,000
Isolated; Humans: 23,353; Goliaths: 486; Dwarves: 243; Others: 245


Population: 25,094
Power Center: Conventional
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Gold Piece Limit: 100,000; Ready Cash: 125,450,000
Isolated; Humans: 24,090; Goliaths: 501; Dwarves: 250; Others: 253

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Regional Feats:

Diligent, Iron Will, Combat Focus, Auspicious Marking, Heavy Lithoderms, Draconic Heritage, Pure Soul, Closed Mind, Mind Over Body, Border Watch, Blooded, Elemental Focus, Great Fervor, Noble Soul, Well Read, Knight of Stars, Artist, Discipline, Furious Charge, Luck of Heroes, Magical Training, Mind Over Body (PGF), Saddleback, Strong Soul, Twin Sword Style, Ancestral Spirit, Harem Trained, Theocrat, Education, Honor-Bound, Heroic Surge, Stubborn, Dragonfoe, Dragon Hunter, Daunting Presence, Courage, Eidetic Memory, Ancestral Legacy, Regional Weapon Proficiency

Regional Weapons:

Battleaxe, Blowgun, Bracer – Claw, Chain and Dagger, Club, Crossbow – Heavy, Crossbow – Repeating Heavy, Dagger (Kwaiken, Tanto), Dart, Fan – Collapsing Crescent, Fan – War, Fingerblade, Flail (Chigiriki), Footbow, Fukimi-bari, Glaive (Naginata), Greatsword (Noklang), Javelin, Kama, Kusarigama, Longbow – Composite (Yumi), Longspear, Longsword (Dao, Dha, Ken, Ninjaken), Mace, Mancatcher, Nekode, Nunchaku, Quarterstaff, Razored Armor, Razored Shield, Sai, Sap, Scythe, Short Sword (Wakizashi), Shortbow – Composite, Shortspear, Shuriken, Siangham, Sickle, Sling, Spear (Yari), Staff – Three Section, Sword – Bastard (Katana, No-Dachi), Tonfa


The wizards of Thuan focus more on elemental magic, though divination is also practiced. Alchemy has been raised to a near magical art form.


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