Nations At War
The Onyx Blades
Based on an island between the warring nations, they are Assassins and Mercenaries for hire by either side. This system has been in place for hundreds of years, so the small island state is ignored for the most part. Very wealthy due to trading and commissions from the Onyx Blades, the small island is quite the community. One of the reasons they view their success is due to the beliefs of their community. Rather than believing in some unseen god and paying homage. They believe in past lives, and honing their own skills, Mind, Body, and Soul. Rather than religion they have sacred rites or training, where they will spend countless hours in meditation. Some mercenaries come back out of these meditations talking of seeing their past lives and finding information of hidden dangers yet unseen or acquiring lost skills.