From the Ashes of War
Rokan-Jin was one of the larger kingdoms to the south of Linowan. While they suffered constant mild raiding from Linowan warriors, the Rokan-Jin people had a loose alliance with Linowa itself. Their hilly lands held many gemstone mines. The Rokan-Jin faced their city walls with marble, while rich people adorned their palaces with carnelian, malachite and jasper. The capital city, Carnelian Peak, rose atop the mountain called Sunset’s Sword. The Guild used Carnelian Peak as its regional trade hub. Slaves bought from the Guild worked the mines while the Rokan-Jin themselves farmed their fields. The trade in semiprecious stones supported a strong standing army.
The Bull’s armies took the opportunity to loot as well as to burn and conquer. They also freed the mine slaves and conscripted them into the Bull’s forces. Loss of their mining slaves destroyed the nation’s economy. The Rokan-Jin fought well, defending their walled cities and using the rugged terrain to their advantage. Strategic considerations (and rich gifts and offers of greater fealty) swayed the Linowan crown to provide assistance, but Linowan combat is not well adapted to protecting specific locations. The Icewalker armies captured and looted town after town, and the Bull’s sorcerous allies utterly destroyed Carnelian Peak.