Exalted: Tales of the Dreaming Sea
The southern city Kamthahar, capital of the empire of Prasad, is starkly divided by caste. One may discern each citizen’s caste and clan by color and cut of clothing, by profession and diet, by who stands aside for those of higher caste to pass along the ancient metropolis’s mazy side streets. Each clan maintains its own walled compound within the city. Untouchables and other low-caste clans dwell in squalor at city’s edge.
Closer to the center, the manors of high-caste clans tower amid encircling gardens, their façades engraved with elaborate imagery. At Kamthahar’s heart rise the palatial compounds of the Dragon Caste, dominated by the twin fortresses of Clans Burano and Ophris. There the city’s Dragon-Blooded princes dwell in splendor, lounging in silken finery or accoutering themselves for war with dragon helms and daiklaves of jade. This is the farthest-flung of the Realm’s satrapies, and in many ways the most glorious. And yet most of these Dynasts have never set foot upon the Blessed Isle.