The Island of Bazhu is a sparsely inhabited area that falls in the sphere of influence of Sheng-Chan. It is situated in the most western part of Rhuneya Azuma and because of its location and following recent events it’s growing into an important tradehub between Sheng-Chan and Arendor. Bazhu has two notable ports, former fishing villages, both owned and controlled by each their merchant company. These ports are known as Port Iruka and Port Dainan.
Historically trade went over sea with merchant ships sailing around Bazhu, visiting it's shores merely to restock on food and water, though the straits around Bazhu have always been treacherous with reefs and sandbanks taking down many sailors during frequent storms. As of late, Odayan pirates have taken control of the southern strait of Bazhu, using their nimble small ships and great skill to navigate easily in these treacherous seas. The northern strate is increasingly plagued by Nórdur marauders who’s longships strike fear into anyone that crosses them.
These recent events force the flow of goods to go over land instead of sea. A road between Port Iruka and Port Dainan has emerged to be the most viable route for goods to head from east to west and vice versa. The Lord Retainers, Tengru Heydin & Ogrul The Grey Goose, and the Merchant Companies are eagerly looking forward to make use of the great road of Bazhu. However, these are not the only ones who see the value of this newly established trade route, as many newcomers follow in it's wake.
During this time Lord Retainer of the Eastern Bazhu is summoned to the mainland of Sheng-Chan by the Emperor. Due to this he has left the transition in the hands of his friend and noble peer, Tengru Heydin, with this letter.
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