Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
The warm, moist climate and excellent soil of southern Meruvia provides rich agricultural yields, including various cash crops such as cotton, sugar and tobacco. The area is known as the “Green Belt” both for its lushness and for its green-haired Haltan minority population. Largely descended from former chattel slaves, these “greenies” still face discrimination despite ameliorative legal measures. Tuchara is among the oldest cities on the Blessed Isle, and its patrician families trace their ancestry back to the first Calinese and Tengese colonists. A major port and railway hub, Tuchara is seen by many as the heart of southern Meruvian culture. Museums dedicated to Meruvian founders—some of them claimed to have been Lunar Exalted—stand side by side with corporate-owned skyscrapers, university campuses and industrial parks.