1500 years ago, a group of social hunters in the deep recesses of the mountains in Cade’s Land, saw a glorious white Lammergeier vulture. Entranced by its beauty, they attempted to hunt the beast, but it was too aware. The beast let loose an intimidating cry, and soared south est, following the river. The hunter quickly gathered a larger group and continued to follow before the bird was out of sight. The primitives eventually concluded from their journeies following the bird, that anything this resilient and beautiful, must be a God in form of bird.
The righteous group of hunters realized that they had lost their way, after two months of following the bird. They also realized, it was an entire flock, and that this number of birds cannot be a God, thus began to feed off of them and reproduce as they followed the flock.
After 3 more months, the now large social group of 153 men, women, and children, now realized they were too large to continue this way of life. They settled in a nearby forested, swampy like area and found that their tools for hunting birds worked vastly efficiently on freshwater fish and alligators. Swamp reeds were dense and difficult for insects to bypass onto skin, thus used as clothing. Logs and dried mud made for sufficient structures to withstand the hot and humid environment. Fires were never much of an issue to start with the discovery of the properties of certain local rocks.
The single settlement began to expand off into multiple settlements (which became known as Blackwater), which each created religions that followed the founding mothers beliefs in life. Each mother was a sister to another. Istyar, the eldest, always enjoyed new knowledge and was prone to question the spiritual importance of knowledge. Kulie, the youngest, had a deep love for nature, and preferred to be alone, instead of with her sisters, who were intolerant of her desire to bring wild animals into the dwellings. Kulie took some of her frustration into hunting and the creation of traditional Ohtan sports. Taule, the middle child, enjoyed being in the forest quite often. Contrarily to her sister, Kulie, Taule liked to spend her time with others and training herself to become a strong leader of her settlement.
Each sister was given a direction in which to expand their territory. Taule would go southwest, in the direction of her favorite tree, also the same place that she was buried, the tree inevitably fed off of her corpse and that eventually withered and died, but is still considered a religious sight to pay respects. Istyar expanded Eastern, towards the mountains that always gave her hope when she was unsure of herself. Kulie expanded North Easter, in the direction of where she caught her first alligator. Every year, to honor family tradition and to the great joy of Kulie, a huge feast was held for 3 days, complete with every way to prepare alligators and fish. This was often like a family reunion of sorts, but on the thirty seventh feast since the ascension of the sisters to motherhood, Kulie realized that the alligator population had been decreasing at an alarming rate due to the expansion of the settlements, and reliance of alligators. So Kulie asked Taule to send a group with members of all settlements to the shores, to see if they could find a land with an immense amount of crocodiles, known as Crocodile falls that was told to them by traders who passed through in the recent years. Reluctant, Taule gave in and sent the group. They did eventually find traders, and asked them to take them to Crocodile Falls. The traders required profit from the journey back, otherwise they would not be able to survive their way without the group. This was paid by Kulie.
The group was historically known to have made it to Crocodile falls, but was said to have turned back to inform Blackwater that they name was a lie, and there were no crocodiles, but never made it. It can only be assumed that they died on their voyage back.
However, Istyar and Taule blamed Kulie, because she was the one who suggested the group in the first place and paid for them. Istyar’s spouse was among the group members, and Istyar was thrust into a spiral of depression. Istyar eventually developed a resentment toward Kulie, who felt guilt and grief, most especially for what felt like the lose of her sister. The feelings eventually carried on to the apprentices and disciples of the mothers, and with their disciples and so on.
A feudal system eventually took place that allowed hunters with proficient skills to gain land, which eventually allowed Kulie religion to spread far more vastly than the other two, however when development of the three nations came along, Istyar knowledge overwhelmed Tuile and Kulie exponentially. The instilled resentment toward Kuile, which was over 250 years ago from that time, and 863 years ago from present day, caused Istyar to feel compelled to oppress Kuile with their industrial power and development taking advantage of the dwindling hunting based economy and society. Taule managed to act as a median that provided support mostly to Istyar to support what real industry it had.
200 years later, roughly 350 years from today, the Seorsa Quenat arose. At this point, assimilation of Kuile by Istyar was common under the phrase,” This is the only way you can gain the knowledge to die peacefully”. Taule had also been locally taking advantage of illiterate Kuile landowners, tricking them into giving up their land to the state of Taule. The Seorsa Quenat could not bear to allow this mockery of the ancient law of who would expand where to continue. After a brutal 5 years, they had rallied nearly 60% of the Kuile population to resist the corruption that was wrought upon their sister states. The Lussa of Stone and leader of the Seorsa Quenat, Beleg, had no issue waging war upon his sister states, and felt the need to abolish their power to the correct respective borders, so that peace could be maintained from there. A religious campaign where Kulie burned religious shrines and aina’ taures. The Kulie territory was expanded by four times, and the conquest lasted a total of 13 years. The Seorsa Quenat eventually were killed by Istyar and Taule assassins in a camp while they were leading an army of 23,000 planning to cut off supply routes directly to the Istyar capital of Blackwater city. The Istyar struggled in the war, due to immense surprise that Kulie could ever commit such atrocities.
The grueling war was known as Ohta a' i' Seldarine, or “War to the Gods”, referencing the sisters. A treaty made at the end of the war created a pact that united the sister cultures under one state, which was named after the only thing that seemed to be able to reunite the sisters: war. Thus the name Ohta. Though, the cultural landscape and political and developmental distribution are still legacies of the old states. And the following were the official descriptions by government regulations of the religions and history. http://www.nationstates.net/nation=ohta/detail=factbook/id=599384
Very recently a tribe was found in Eastern Ohta called Lye Sakkata, and is theorized to be the descendants of the group that was sent by Kuile and contained Istyar’s spouse.
Ohta is a Democratic Federation that holds civil rights very dear, with a population that often enacts on the will of the peoples within their votes and inputs. But sometimes, corrupt leaders do invict their own laws, but are often torn down from power and punished publicly.
Within the past 50 years, the discovery of oil, dolomite, and feldspar consistently has caused huge increases in mining, pollution, SEZ’s, and population. Direct foreign investment and foreign firms are common because of the abundance, demand, and reliability of dolomite. The trade patterns are as such:
Cade’s land has iron, nickel, and silver. Collectiv has oil, uranium, and gas. Ohta sells dolomite to Cade’s land and Collectiv, oil to Cade’s land, and feldspar to Cade’s land and Collectiv.
Ohta sells dolomite to:
Polska Lithauen -
Pigglett has oil, coal, natrual gas, tar pits
Hspookodile- bauxite (cheap aluminum) and gypsum (fertilizer and plaster)
Cartooum-Diamonds and phosphorous
Cades Land- Iron-ore and nickel
Farmerz Nation: Uranium and Rubber Trees
The Chum Buckett - Natural gas and gypsum \
Hakunna Matata- rubber, mica, gold, gypsum
Mehoyminoy: rare earth and gold
Southern Ohta has felt the impact of these effects due to its abundance of dolomite.
Ohta’s governments try to compromise economically, mostly leaning toward conservatives however, who guilt trip the government officials by blaming them for all the suffering wild animals in the country. Though the expansion of humans, has never really been good environmentally, Ohta uses extensive and well enforced regulations to keep the progress to a reasonable rate.
Southern Ohta also has massive oil reserves, unfortunately in populated zones. The oil in only being extracted in areas that are unpopulated and moving populations of less than 500 to sustain Ohta’s primate cities and the heavy development in technology, in the areas. Feldspar reserves in North Western Ohta overlay with the Collectiv’s boundaries, so far no conflict has occurred because of a respect of borders. Yet, the area has massive amounts of migrant workers coming in from various states around the world. So many new towns have developed and one primate city known as Tyloiteria has quickly developed near the reserves of feldspar, gaining a population almost of 5 million in only a couple years. The majority of the entire city is squatter settlements and low income workers. Blackwater has also been increasing with the oil and dolomite profits going almost directly to the governments many public funding programs, police force, and education. Political freedoms are well held as part of the freedom that all three sisters had always believed in. Economy is neutrally balanced, and not high, because of the environmental conservation policies that reduce pollution, thus industry as well. (Political budgeters also seem to be completely incompetent) It is also predicted that the city of Sindi Lia will become a primate city due to its position along primary oil and dolomite transportation routes. Products include, petroleum, glass, ceramics, concrete, cement, asphalt, paints, plastics, rubbers, and various more items. Only two countries on the planet do not invict trade with Ohta due to their preference of mud and dirt houses.
Infrastructure in Ohta is based solely upon bullet trains, and other electromagnetic tracked transports. The old centers of each old state in the federation is a central point in the track, the main connection with Collectiv is in the NorthWest, and the main connection with Cade’s Land in the East. Port connections to the rest of the world run off of the far east, west, and central southern coastal ports. Rare Earth is required for pretty much all of the bullet trains, so peaceful trade relations with The Armed Republic of Mehoyminoy.
Ohta does have a large service sector in the primate cities and areas around them, but the industry is the sole source of income at the moment, and thus would be a semi-peripheral country. Ohta is taking off and in into maturing but has not met all the stated requirements, rather lying in a gray area.
Lately, two religious groups have formed. One focusing on conservative and traditional practices, the other on advancements, technology, and betterment of quality of life.
Within the past few years, two religious movements have begun to make their appearance in the public. Each with contradictory belief systems. Iant coiasira, which has the public's favor, is a large, but isolated, religion centered in the primate cities of Ohta. Iant coiasira believes than Ohta should revert back to the old wyas, back to the times where matters were simpler, and times less hard. Artistic passions (such as dance, sculpting, song, and story writing) are promoted in the forms or focus of the olden cultures. Weekly, the Iant coiasira random selects a group of 15 followers to experience what their ancestors might have felt. I.E. they are sent to a swamp with limited supplies and assistance to live for two weeks. No participants have died or any causalities emerging, because the Iant coiasira gives moderate assistance to those in extreme condition. Upon return, the chosen are given a profound respect for their ancestors (not to mention given 150,000 Fingers of Corpses, high-class jobs, housing, and religious power in the organization). This has promoted the religion, and entertainment that evaluates the chosen when they are in the swamp. Iant coiasira often uses popular methods and bandwagon to promote their cultural movements. Ironically using technology, celebrities, and popular appeasement to sustain their belief of returning to older times.
The second emerging religion, was entirely online based, far more widespread across the world, did not contribute only to Ohta, but did not have as passionate believers, and carried no practices to popularly promote itself intentionally. This group is known simply as Bela. It started around the same time as Iant coiasira as an online thread on Reddit.com. It believed solely on the idea that life is motion, and that all things must continue to move and advance to sustain itself and survive. The members believed that in helping other to see the use of technology, and how it could truly improve person physically, mentally, and spiritually. Soon a leader arose through all the random, vulgar comments. This user's name was HaWt_ShAwT, who suggested cruel and inhumane methods to allow one to be given prosthetics that would improve natural ability. I.E. running, drawing, singing. Etc. None did more than speculate for a long time, until this user decided he had nothing to fear, he replaced 30% of his body with metal prosthetics, mostly his limbs. Later on he would go to create a funding organization where people could go and have a surgery done to fix their “flaws”. Some of the people who did this thought it would be impressive to add homemade laser cannons to their prosthetics. They were arrested before they could complete their projects on the account of falsely purchasing military weapons equipment that they wanted to add after their lasers. Iant coiasira mocked this as a lesson to what technology can do to a person and how it corrupts. The controversy is ongoing and both groups constantly ask for the government to intervene and support their beliefs. Though both groups are growing immensely and becoming near uncontrollable. The government is wary,