Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
The Haslanti Confederation
Named for the region’s indigenous Haslan tribes, the southeastern shores of the White Sea were taken by Cheraki, Fellaran and Meruvian colonists who later declared independence. The Confederation’s central government is weak; taxation and government programs devolve upon its seven member states instead of the federal government. Secessionist efforts in Fellaran-speaking Tuskstad and relations with Haslan indigenes occasionally spill over into violence.
The Haslanti Confederation’s wealth stems from exports of timber, grain and manufactured goods, plus oil from White Sea rigs and metals and gems mined beneath the Northern glaciers. There’s also a black market for magical goods obtained from spirits at the Pole of Air or a rumored prehistoric city beneath the ice. Meruvia has threatened sanctions if the Haslanti don’t cut off such trade.