A vast realm, mostly made up of sprawling, grassy plains crossed by rivers and mountains. United by the Great Khan over a century ago with the aid of the goddess Mananna and her followers, the Khanate is now in turmoil.
Less than a year ago the Great Khan ‘died’ retreating into the realm of Mananna and having her followers declare that he had passed on. His goal here is to test his Heirs, of which there are slightly less than a hundred, the Great Khan being a most virile individual blessed by Air with a vast amount of a mystical substance called Breath. The Heirs are a mix of male and female, old and young and both loyal to the Khanate or devoted to foreign powers and gods.
The Heirs are currently locked in increasingly open conflict as they seek to either remove all their siblings or gain the blessing of Mananna’s high priest. They have no idea that the chosen Heir already exists, the strange demi-mortal child of the Great Khan and Mananna herself.
Gods of the Khanate
Mananna – the Lady of the Fountain, a goddess who long dwelt in the mountains which now form the heartland of the Khanate. Her followers now present her to be a deity of civilisation, cities and empires, but until the arrival of the Khan she was ruled little more than a mountain village and seemed content with it. She submitted to the Khan when he arrived and has woven her faithful into the very fabric of the Khanate. May be a loyal servant of the Khan, or may be using him for her own ends.
Ukhel – a god of glorious death, he only accepts women into his priesthood and expects them to walk battlefields in funeral garb, serving as his eyes and either claiming the souls of the dying or healing them so they can fight again. He gathers the souls of the glorious death and holds them sleeping in his god realm for purposes he does not share, though officially they live a second life of constant deathless combat and feasting.
??? – a Chaos Aligned trickster and invader who used to wander from land to land, spreading disorder and causing nothing but trouble. Once fought the Khan directly in the guise of a barbarian chieftain and was soundly beaten, now he lingers seeking the change to undermine the Khanate.