Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
This tiny state is among the richest beyond the Threshold. Ill-paid, ill-treated foreign laborers mine pre-cious stones—including supernatural gems such as dream opals and yasal crystals—and rare earths with valuable technological applications. The profits, funneled through government-run corporations, flow to Ranqar’s sprawling, decadent royal family.
Ranqar maintains power through close ties with Meruvia. A Meruvian military base south of Ranqar City protects regional trade, acts as a waypoint to fight super-natural forces near the Pole of Fire, and checks Tengese expansion. Ranqar’s positive relationships with other major states provide political leverage against falling too far into Meruvia’s political orbit.
The nation’s booming economy draws in foreign investors, generating a strong financial market and funding numerous technology-based companies. Most noteworthy are efforts to study the region’s supernatural gemstones and duplicate their effects with mundane technology.