Population: 9 million
Demographics: 76% Humans, 9% Hengeyokai, 6% Korobokuru, 5% Spirit Folk, 4% Other
Government: Feudal Monarchy
Ruler: The Emperor Sang We is a figurehead with little true power, Shogun Matsuko Kunarakuai handles most of the governing
Religions: The Path of Enlightenment, The Nine Travelers, The Eight Million Gods, The Cult of Chauntea
After centuries of war, the island nation of Wa has settled into an era of peace that has lasted longer than in any other nation of Kara-Tur. Peace brought a renewed interest in education and the arts, producing a flourishing culture and the promise of a secure future.
But change has not come without a price. The same rigid caste system which ensures domestic tranquility borders on tyranny and oppression for most. Distinct social classes are inflexibly enforced, travel is closely monitored, even religion is regulated by the state. Prosperity is concentrated among the ruling military, condemning a staggering number of commoners to lives of hardship and poverty.
Regardless of their social status, the citizens of Wa are united by their fierce national pride and deep distrust of foreigners. Contact with the rest of the world is limited, and few details of Wa are known outside its borders.