Kassuq

 KASSUQ

Kassuq is a very diverse kingdom, with many different areas and people. In the south, there are the Oluchi islands, with very exotic animals and people, and thus a lot of tourism. A lot of national parks are located here, protecting some of the most endangered and exotic of animals and plants. Around the lakes in the north, the poor fishermen are located. In the cold areas, a lot of the buildings are made of ice and people dress very warmly, often using animal furs and skins to make clothing. There are also commercial fishermen from the city, which overfish and use many non-sustainable practices. (The entire Bay of Behati is also used as a fishing location, mainly for the commercial fishermen). A little more north and you reach the inner cities, a densely-populated location, with many tall skyscrapers and businesses.

Their religion is polytheistic, as they believe in gods they believe to be in charge of each weather pattern or natural disaster. The Kassuq people rarely use shrines or temples to worship, instead using ceremonies to worship their deities. They often are seen wearing special clothing, masks, singing and the uses of special instruments. (Most common being the drum.)
God of Winds, Tornadoes, Hurricanes: Leekra. God of change & success. Celebrated in the fall.
God of Lightning and Storms: Maka. God of war and power. Celebrated in the summer.
God of Rain and Clouds: Inriku. God of ___. Celebrated in the spring.
God of Ice and Snow: Kaput. God of ___. Celebrated in the winter.
God of the Sun and Moon: Nurmen. All-seeing and fortune-telling, the lord of all the other gods. Celebrated at the end of each year.

The government situation in Kassuq is complex and corrupt. The true king (an octopus-looking creature in a large glass bowl) has grown old and ill, and cannot control the nation very well anymore. He lets his secondhand man rule for him, but he takes advantage of the power he is given. He spends taxpayer money on frivolous and selfish things, as he is the only one who can understand the king’s orders and lies about what he commands.

Contrary to Kanan, Kassuq is open to newcomers, and is the most densely populated nation in some parts. The colder and icier locations have less people, and so when newcomers come there there is often a large celebration. The communities in western Kassuq are very small but interconnected. Everybody knows everyone else.

Common cuisines of Kassuq vary greatly by the region. In the northwest, the common foods are stews, roots and meats, while in the south there are a lot more exotic fruits and vegetables.