The Vanishing Successor to Hung La, Myamyr
A large island located in the frigid northern waters, a three days sail north from Genbu, Myamyr sits near the the crown of the world like a glistening sapphire. In ancient times Myamyr was a part of the Hung La empire, the so called ‘Fifth Island’. It was the last island to be colonized by the nation and because of its harsh winters and distance, the least populated. But when the Godstorm came and wiped away the four central islands, Myamyr was completely sparred.
Cut off from its central power base, Myamyr was thrown into chaos for several decades as warlords, pirates and cutthroats swarmed the area to take advantage of the weakened nation. A hero emerged from this time, who drove aware the plundering invaders and strengthened Myamyr’s resolve. This hero put the head of the Lo Shen priesthood in charge of the island, saying, “The samurai and nobles have failed, let Myamyr be the nation to stand for the faithful.” After the coronation the hero was never seen from again, leading many to believe she was Lo Shen made manifest.
Myamyr has launched several Crusades to retake the four central islands and reconstitute Ancient Hung La. Many Myamyrian’s still consider then to be ‘Hung La’ and the natural inheritors of the prestige and claim of the Ancient Hung La empire. However, all three of the crusades into the islands have ended in failure. Each crusade more doomed than the last, the first crusade fell apart from poor leadership, discontent among the ranks and a lack of forethought given to preparation for such a arduous journey. The Second crusade faired better, but were nearly all slain when traversing through the desert of Byakku by the monstrous death worms that live in the sand. The Third crusade made it all the way to Seiryu, and were never heard from again.
The people of Myamyr are fiercely proud and devout in their prayers to Lo Shen. The country is known for its harsh, unforgiving winters, hearty and proud citizens, thick pine and bamboo forests and waters teeming with fish.