Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
Once the seat of a vast empire, Nyunda has never recovered from warring with the nascent Guild Coalition two centuries ago. More recently, the civil government in Kirighast was overthrown by Gharaniqi fundamentalists and replaced by a repressive theocratic regime. Nyunda remains a potent regional power, rumored to have acquired nuclear weapon capability, and strong enough militarily to hold its own against neighboring Varangia. Ongoing border disputes between the two threaten to escalate into war. Nyunda’s economy is based primarily on the export of food, textiles, iron and oil. It maintains military ties with Meruvia and An-Teng as a hedge against UES aggression. Foreign pressure forced the abolition of chattel slavery, but debt slavery is common.
Gharaniqism, a monotheistic religion entrenched in Nyunda and prevalent elsewhere in the South and West, vests sole religious authority in its holy book. Tradition states that the book was transcribed by three prophetesses from the words of an angel. The original text resides in the Fane of White Wings in the holy city of Khrosal, not far from the Varangian border.