The Illuminated Precincts of the southeast coast sit at the outflow of the Jasmine River, and a series of canals connect nearly all of the low-lying kingdom with the many-branched river delta. The canal-filled City of Light is the capital, on an island at the conflux of the river and the sea; many of the smaller cities are on islands of their own as well. The warm climate of the Precincts is conducive to a wide number of fragrant flowering vines, which are often encouraged to grow up along the sides of buildings.
The Precincts are home to many masters of the harder arts, such as architecture, fireworks construction, and astrology, as well as riverboat construction and more cloistered academics, and is the site of the Exalted Library.
There is a King, but we don't know much about him. Members of the Council of Revered Sages have individual veto power over policy.
Former Name: Tortoiseshell Precincts