The Dawn of Flame
Shanol is the continent to the most eastern part of The Known World. It is surrounded by Shipwreck Sea and Horizon Ocean. Shanol is made up of 8 kingdoms, Darni, Faruhama, Jianshu, Kimcho, Kuhong, Rafimiri, Soukoroto and, Yumamoto. Shanol is the 2 largest continent being about 2.2 million square miles large. Many gods are worshiped but especially the god of war; Etos or as he is called by the people of Shanol, Osamu. The continent of Shanol has 2 main races Humans and Lionfolk
Due to the constant wars that have gone on throughout the continent all the people of Shanol had was their honor and heritage. Honor is very important to the people of Shanol. They prefer an honorable death in battle rather than to run away. They are a proud people who believe they can channel their ancestors through battle to make them unstoppable and their have been battle where one 1 man takes on almost the whole battle. As well as the worship of their ancestors they also worship Estos but instead of treating him as a king they treat him as a friend to them, an old friend as they believe he guides the tide of ever battle.
Shanol is a very mountainous region. The main mountain range stretches from north to south and is called the spine of Shanol. Due to the mountains there is many many rivers streams and more. But during spring the river over flow from the mountains large amount of water stored from the winter and Shanol enters Flood Season. Many farms are flooded but this is the way of life. Why would any one live in areas that would be flooded. After the season the flooded lands are extremely fertile and many move in to farm.
Due to the complex history of all the nations of Shanol from being unified under 1 empire to being small warring city states each kingdom has a unique view of every other kingdom. To sea the political love triangle of Shanol please look at each nation individually.