Pirates of Skyview
Decadent, Immoral, Pious, Educated, Fierce.. To outsiders Atori is a land of utter contrasts. Ruled loosely for the last eight centuries by The Golden Heart, a council kept secret even to it’s own people and who’s only evidence of existence is the orders issued and enforced by the divine military organization known as The Silver Shield, most of the actual day to day functions of Atori fall to the Merchant Lords. One thing is known though, no merchant lord or member of the substantial merchant houses, will conflict orders passed down by the Shield..
Lying in the very center of two Darkseas, with peninsulas connecting their lands to the northern and southern nations, and forever watched by the reclusive nations of the Cairnhold Mesas, it is no exageration to say that Atori lies at the very center of the world..
Atori has been at the center of the world, both in progress, knowledge, and wars, for as long as any histories can attest.. It’s culture is ancient, and complex, mixing a blend of primal nature worship with mercantile and warrior zeal. Always a leader in studies of magic and other learning, the two centuries have shown Atori pioneering new paths in industrialization all while maintaining their traditional uniquely skilled arcane and primal practices.