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Official Name Duchy of Mun
Capital Nabukseong
Government Monarchy
Population 334,000
Dominant Race human
Dominant Culture Koryo
Dominant religion Seogism
Flag Flag Mun.png


Mun is a small realm at the southern coast of Hampa, with a considerable level of urbanisation and famous for the personal freedoms granted to its citizens. The Duchy is small, but reasonably wealthy through trade and technological advances.

It neighbours both the human realm of Hampy and the elven realm of Aluraba.

Population

A largely human realm, Mun has a seizable minority of elves in its northern parts, where some villages have more elves than humans. The city of Hedeokpo has a large elven quarter.

Gnomes form a minority along the coast, especially in the cities of Mansan and Muangaksan.

There are very few dwarves in Mun, and only Mansan and Cheor have something of a small community of them.

One interesting feature of the people of Mun is the high level of literacy. In the towns and cities, almost every adult has at least a basic proficiency in reading (i.e. can slowly read simple texts). Even in the villages, more than half of the adults can read a bit. Thanks to this high level of literacy, public announcements are generally made by posting them on announcement boards, which can be found on most squares, markets and near the gates. Other realms have their town criers, Mun has their announcement boards, typically just called "boards".

Politics

Most Notable Persons

First among the most important people of Mun is Duke Ilgyo III, the head of state since 65 AV. At just 19 years upon his ascension, he is one of the younger rulers in Auseka. His strongest ally and influence is his uncle Unhe Ichon, lord of Cheor Land, the by far largest province of Mun.


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Economy

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History

Mun emerged from the Tores Khaganate, just like Hampy. Relations between the two realms have experienced all points on the spectrum over the many years of shared history, from open war to several short-lived alliances during The Century of War. In the past decades, an uneasy peace has prevailed. Both realms occasionally accuse each other of supporting piracy, which is a serious problem in the southern bay. There are also regular bureaucratic hurdles at the borders, with tariffs suddenly raising sharply without prior announcements or surprising additional conditions on regulations for crossing the border.

The elven realm of Aluraba is a different story. When humans arrived on Hampa about five millenia ago, the elves had already been there for ages, and unlike on the continent, they have never been driven back. In the beginning, humans and elves lived peacefully near each other, as the elves had no interest in the coastal areas. The humans were soon to find out why. The friendliness that the elves had shown to the humans settling on the coast turned into brutally efficient hostility as soon as those humans entered the mountain forests of the inner lands, fleeing from the waters flooding the coast or pushing there as colonists due to growing population. The elves cared little for the reasons of the humans and slaughtered everyone who set foot into their forest without permission. Many wars were fought over the many centuries following, fought with powerful magic by the elves. Not one step into the interior was ever gained by the humans, but neither did the elves ever leave their forests, and so the humans withdrew, defeated, and regrouped for the next attack. After countless deaths, Khan Azag negotiated a peace with the elves. He agreed to respect the forest to all eternity, which was the only demand the elves had, and negotiations were short. Both Mun and Hampy agreed to keep that ancient promise when the Khaganate fell apart.


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