The Last Empire
Fallen Empire kingdom characterized by bravado, honor and a lust for gold. The sunny, dry climate has baked Alusians’ skin brown and burned their hair black. They are fine metal-smiths and horsemen but their individual temperament makes them uncooperative soldiers. Alusian ships are the finest seagoing vessels made, but an Alusian crew would fall into bickering and duels within days.
Alusians see religion as they see everything else: as a contest only won by the best and most honorable. They are devout and pious, especially in public. The Orthodoxy was the state religion of Alusia. The King of Alusia is also the High Priest of The Orthodoxy.