While once a colonial powerhouse, Yuspar has vastly diminished in power and influence in recent times due to an incessant piracy problem. While pirates don't have huge influence on land, they terrorize the coastal waters of Yuspar, looting and destroying ships and attacking coastal settlements, the gangs vie for power in the Coast of Sins, attempting to gain more wealth, influence, and territory.
Yuspar enjoys a temperate, coastal climate despite being so far north do to the warm waters that flow down from Olirion, warmed by the hot winds of the nantes desert.
The capital of Yuspar and the last major port not lost to the increasing number of criminals on the country's coast. Queen Emonora Catharina rules from here, though she is very unpopular due to the current situation.
The foothold city for Alrah in the Coast of Sins. This is where she makes her headquarters and is the jumping point to enact her campaign to take control of the country. It is a nice, modern city that seems rather normal considering the fact that it is a major hub for illicit activity.
The foothold city for Shanx Gazarga and his crew.
The foothold city for The Beniora, a gang of.........
The foothold city for Bellaxandor Mink that allows him easier access to his Valarian clients.
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During its golden age, Yuspar was a colonial power on par with competing coastal powers like Dracia and Marrow, and even took control of the coveted Iris Islands. However, an uprising in the islands began to bleed Yuspar of its military and resources. Pirates and criminal organizations, which were already a simmering problem in the country, took advantage of this weakened state of the military and increased their raids upon the coast. They gained more influence and power and became more and more of a threat to an already exhausted country, and began taking major ports on the southern coasts.
The Coast of Sins
The Coast of Sins is a collective term used to refer to the coastal territories that various criminal organizations carved out for themselves over the years. They are more or less established territories, though they have no legal recognition from any country. An independent sort of criminal government has formed within this area, where territory, resources, and even people are fought or negotiated for.
The Coast of Sins is comprised of five major ports, each controlled by a different criminal organization, and their surrounding areas where the power and influence of that organization grew to encompass.