Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
Once feared as a ruthless military power, Coral has never recovered from a crushing defeat at Meruvian hands. Almost a century after suffering nuclear bombing and a years-long occupation, Coral’s military caste and privateering fleets have been replaced by industrialist families and corporate raiders, its Sea Lord subordinated to a mere Prime Minister. For all their drive and financial acumen, the Coralese have become second-stringers in the current world order. The archipelago is simply too small for their ambitions. While Coral’s economy is strong, it lacks the population and natural resources necessary to make a play for the center of the world stage.
Coral supports itself with heavy industry, electronics, information technologies, oil, and Creation’s most aggressive fishery. Tourism is also important; the nation retains a wealth of ancient buildings alongside futuristic neon-and-chrome structures, plus entire fleets of historic houseboats and seaborne businesses—most notably its infamous floating casinos.