|Titles||Empire of the Dragon|
|Ruler||Dragon King Pham Duc Quan|
|Adjective||Xa Hoian; Xa Hoi|
|Religions||Abadar, General Susumu, Irori, Nalinivati, Shizuru|
|Images of Xa Hoi|
Source: Dragon Empires Gazetteer, pg(s). 16, 43
Xa Hoi is a smaller nation in the southeastern part of Tian Xia, south of the Successor States (formerly Imperial Lung Wa). It is home to the Tian people known as the Tian-Dan and has been ruled by a succession of imperial dragons since its founding in -1987 AR.
Xa Hoi is currently ruled by the Dragon King Pham Duc Quan, who can trace his unbroken royal lineage back 3,000 years to the founding of the nation. All dragons in Xa Hoi have to study philosophy, religion, military strategy, history, and magic for at least two centuries before being given any position of consequence. The laws of Xa Hoi are harsh: minor violations are fined heavily, and three punishments are common—death, conscription, and disfigurement. The dragon judges of Xa Hoi are infamously impartial and incorruptible.
Xa Hoi is on good terms with nearly every other realm of Tian Xia, but maintains an active and well-trained army of conscripts to protect the nation from any aggressors.
In -395 AR, an army of haunted clockwork soldiers poured from the Clicking Caverns and attacked both Xa Hoi and neighboring Nagajor. In 4708 AR, the nagaji hero Zethivaxus Djeed led an expedition into the depths of the Clicking Caverns, he re-emerged nine months later entombed in a clockwork abomination and leading another army of clockwork horrors that this time ravaged the highlands of western Xa Hoi.
Xa Hoi and Minkai are the only two nations in Tian Xia that were never part of Lung Wa. During the chaos that followed the fall of Lung Wa, Xa Hoi emerged as one of the strongest nations in Tian Xia thanks to the stability of Pham Duc Quan's rule. Pham Duc Quan ascended to the throne in 4510 AR, before the fall of Lung Wa and the current time of turmoil.
The humanoid population of Xa Hoi consists of thousands of clans of humans, wayangs, and nagaji. People primarily self-identify by the region where they came from; mixed clans exist and are most common in the northwestern mountains. Each citizen of Xa Hoi usually worships multiple deities and also venerates (but does not worship) their king and his predecessors.
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