Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
An ancient and storied civilization that was among the first to rise from the ashes of the wars at the dawn of time, Wavecrest succumbed less than a century ago to external forces. Conquest by An-Teng, followed by a Guild-sponsored revolution, a second Tengese conquest and a series of proxy wars with Meruvian-backed island states have completely overturned the old order.
While the Republic of Wavecrest is nominally independent, it takes its marching orders from Kota Lotus Besi. The islands are studded with Tengese military bases used to combat spirit fleets from the Pole of Water and to counter Meruvia’s sphere of influence. The current government is engaged in normalizing relations with other states, but the current Prime Minister’s scandalous liaison with underage pop singer Akianshi threatens to bring down his administration.
Wavecrest is also home to the Denzik, or “sedentary fleet”—an assembly of mothballed ships and boats, both local and purchased from other nations, tied together like a tremendous raft. Combining features of a city, a floating market and a tourist attraction, the Denzik floats offshore near the capital city of Abalone, acting as a seaborne extension of that city.