The New Empire claims a round 3 million sq mile temperate island as its territory (roughly the size of Australia). The far north has a cold climate ranging from -30 F degree lows in winter to 50 degree highs in summer, while the southern tip averages about 15 degrees warmer during any given season. This includes all known Human territory, officially separated into 8 major cities surrounding the central Capital in each cardinal direction. The New Empire is neighbored by Terris lands in the east. The New Empire is currently ruled by Emporer Rashek, who governs over the 8 families which each control exactly one eighth of the surrounding lands. Dayborn “villages” which crop up on the outskirts of these cities are not officially recognized regardless of size, but are still controlled by the Empire’s government. These villages make up a large majority of the Human population.
The 8 Cities are:
Nord – Northern Empire, a mining town known for its veins of various metals and freezing coastal climate. Home to the Pewter House.
Nordest – Northeastern Empire, home of the empire’s military academy, governed by the authoritarian Steel House.
Est- Eastern Empire, a center for science and research. Governed by the Tin House.
Sudest – Southeastern Empire, a center for music and the arts. Governed by the Zinc House.
Sud – Southern Empire, an industrial and agricultural region. The largest Sunborn villages radiate from this city, often spilling into Sudest and Sudport lands. Governed by the Brass House.
Sudport – Southwestern Empire, a center for religious devotion. Home of the empire’s police force, the Bronze House.
Port – Western Empire, only coastal port for Terris travel and center for trade. Governed by the wealthy Iron House.
Nordport- considered the worst part of the empire, full of criminals and poverty. Governed by the inscrutable and enigmatic Copper House.