Where once there were talks of a united Ninava, there now run deep rivers of distrust.
Where once there was communication, the shaking of hands and spirited toasts to health and longevity, there is now hollow silence.
Their discordant ways of life, their clashing cultures and divided philosophies has torn the three Ninavian clans further and further apart.
It seemed the distance had led to disinterest, the disinterest to some sort of pseudo-peace peppered with nothing more than skirmishes fueled by petty differences.
Until not too long ago…
No-one knows who stepped out of line and struck the first great blow.
Some say the Atsuko attacked Asahi first.
Others, that the Aramar launched a nation-wide hunt in order to cement their unrivaled power.
Some even say the Daisuke had turned to terrorist methods in protest of corrupt technological and environmental laws passed to benefit the 1%.
All we know is that the flower petal has floated down through time and finally reached the edge of the katana.
Only time will tell whether it has been sharpened enough to cause the divide of a nation and its people.
Named after their founder, Asahi Aramar, the Aramar Clan are the self-appointed protectors of Ninava. Order, stability and protection are their main focus.
The escalating conflicts with the Atsuko Clan are their main source of worry.
Aptly nicknamed “The Guardians”, they have the wellbeing of Ninava as a whole at heart. Taught to be noble and loyal to their cause, their highest focus is the protection of Asahi, the Ninavian capital city.
Their proficiency in cutting edge science and technology has made them a powerhouse in the global market, putting Ninava on the forefront of international economic powers… and them on the cusp of full political power.
Whether they try to reach for it, only time will tell.
Splintered into nomadic groups of varying technological savvy, the Daisuke are the helpers and saviours of the land.
Without any real internal structure, they follow an age-old tradition of “whoever stands next to the Prime Shaman when he falls is the one to take his place”.
Their goals revolve around nature and its nurture.
Flora and fauna being their only true care, they shun larger modern society in all it’s ways.
Religious protection groups have lobbied and demonstrated against the repression and control of the Daisuke and their unchecked travel around Ninava, allowing them free rein to travel and settle where they see most need for their shamanistic ways.
Branded as outlaws by the Ninavian government on behalf of the Aramar Clan, the Atsuko scatter in the shadows and into the night. Called everything from Mafia to simple street thugs, the Atsuko are as secretive as they are dangerous.
Rumors speak of their dabbling into the dark arts, black magic, voodoo… even necromancy and communication with the dead.
Although most brush it off as simple tales to scare children, no-one really knows what the true underbelly of this clan holds.