Oteragoku

Oteragoku was formed when it separated from Machigoku. Machigoku did not want to let them secede, but multiple deaths in the Imperial family made them unable to stop them. Oterogoku exemplifies unordered life style well: there are few tradesmen who do only one trade. The land has grown wild in the absence of the Empire. The forest and gardens are overgrown, and ruins can be found within them. The most structured pare of the country is the monks who live in temples and shrines across the land. There is no definite connection between the different temples. Each is autonomous and does as it pleases. The very architecture of the temples often speak to the lack of consecutive logic in Oteragoku. There are stairs that lead nowhere, hallways with no doors, doors that open into walls, recursive stairs.
Most of Oteragoku practice meditation focused on self-enlightenment and control. For the monks who practice it full time, the meditation allows them to have psyonics.
Oteragoku speaks Nihongo like the nation from which it separated.

Oteragoku

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