Weigoumoraha is the culture of the inhabitants of Chi San and Shang Tung islands. They are the founding nation of the To Yotomi empire. They reached international prominence in the early 600’s 5A and have fought to retain their priveleged position ever since.
The Weigoumoraha peoples of the islands Chi San and Shang Tung spent most of their history in relative obscurity and isolation. Early Weigoumoraha artifacts first appeared along a thin strip of land around forty miles wide and a hundred fifty miles long on the east coast of the islands. The culture stretched from the city of Puo Huang in the north to Hadinobori in the south. Because there are no written records it’s hard to be sure, but this culture probably appeared around the year 40 5A. Its most important city seems to have been Hadinobori.
Sometime around the year 260 5A Hadinobori was burned, and a capital was established at the large frontier town of Ida on Shang Tung Island. This was probably the capital of a small monarchy that encompassed at least the Weigoumoraha inhabtants of the southern island. This state traded little and was only visited by a few merchants from Huipan on Marib Nista. It had no alliances, and is only in the records because it occasionally paid tributes to the courts of more powerful states like Huipan and Marcillen. Later Weigoumoraha rulers would claim that this kingdom stretched as far as Ngong Island, but it was really nothing more than an unimportant, obscure, and minor country.
Over the course of the next three centuries the Weigoumoraha expanded their culture by force of arms across the whole of Shang Tung Island and as far west along Chi San Island as the modern city of Chisan.
Then in 599 5A a coalition of merchant princes from across the kingdom overthrew the monarchy in a mercantile coup d’état. Moving quickly to consolidate their position, they formed their own merchant republic in Ida.
But by 611 the princes had wrestled the real power away from the central republic they had created, and they established themselves as merchant-warlords over swathes of the former Ida Kingdom. A war for total control broke out between them. For eight years the merchant princes battled each other brutally, but none managed to gain the upper hand. The most momentous achievement of the period was the repeated burning of Ida, which forced the refugees to flee to the new nearby city of Kamino.
In 619 a merchant warlord of Clan To Yotomi, of the large frontier town of Chisan, launched an offensive against the other warlords. He found success in the extreme, and by mid 620 he had unified the Weigoumoraha peoples under his rule. He proclaimed the formation of the To Yotomi Empire, and set the nation to the construction of a vast and highly disciplined military. This was done with the utmost speed. From 623 to 625 the To Yotomi navy and army embarked on a campaign that took the Weigoumoraha from international nobodies to the triumphant conquerors of Akna Wa, Da Yuan, and Marib Nista.
Their lightning island hopping campaign left them the greatest merchant traders of the Central Sea. Since this initial rise to prominence, the Weigoumoraha have retained a place among the most powerful nations in the world. However in recent centuries the instability of the To Yotomi empire has led to the rise of the other To Yotomi nations, to the extent that the Weigoumoraha are only moderately preferred over the rest of the empire.
The Weigoumoraha people are nearly 20% Revenant, 17% Warforged, and 13% Bladelings. They tend to be conservative in outlook within their own lands, but often pursue the novel in the lands of foreigners. The population of east coast of their homelands is growing concerningly dense, but immigration to the west seems to be relieving most population pressures for now. Cities favor the artisanal classes, but industry is making inroads. The countryside is peopled by traditional farmers.