Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
The Haltan Zone
The forests of Halta were Creation’s largest reservoir of malevolent spirits. These spirits dominated the Haltans, commanding their worship and levying armies to assail civilized societies in the North and East. But Exalts, guns and foreign military aid allowed the Linowan to drive the Haltans back.
For centuries the Linowans sold captured Haltans to Meruvia and other nations as slaves. Now they content themselves with demolishing the Haltan forests through slash-and-burn agriculture and mass logging operations. The remaining Haltan nations—Sal-Maneth, Trinu, Yagan, and a few smaller states and roving tribes—are seen as thralls of supernatural forces. Meruvia, the UES and several of their allies have established an arms embargo, but black-market weapons filter in nonetheless. In exchange, Halta offers its own unique goods—rare herbs, oneiromantic magics, and the sapient animals with which the Haltans are accused of unwholesome congress.