Nations of Nefret
Three Kingdoms (Upper, Middle, & Lower Nefret; aka "The Empire")The Three Kingdoms of Nefret have been united for thousands of years. Together, they are an ancient and powerful nation under the rule of a elven Pharaoh. After the unification of the kingdoms during the First Dynasty, the Empire expanded to include the entire continent during the Second Dynasty and Third Dynasties. The Cattlefolk Rebellion at the end of the Third Dynasty marked the transition to the Fourth Dynasty--which would see other nations break away.
In the past, Pharaoh was worshiped as a living god-king, one of the pantheon of Netjeru serving the people; since the reforms of Atenhotep I, however, the Pharaoh has become a priest-king dedicated to the monotheistic Aten--serving as the Aten's only mouthpiece.
Upper Nefret [F & G]Upper Nefret includes the mountain aeries of the tengu and the prarie communes of the vanara. It is synonymous with the Golden Nefret Rivery Valley, ending where that river merges with the Black Nefret to form the Great Nefret. The region includes all northern and eastern coasts of the Empire. Once included Hatun Hallpa and the jungles of Cuahman as vassal states.
Middle Nefret [H, I, & J]Middle Nefret is home to the three, elven tribes that come come to dominate Nefretic politics. This region includes the lower Black Nefret and the upper Great Nefret--extending from the boudary of the Cuahman jungles to the cataracts near Peraten. It includes the deserts south of Tem-Akh and Peraten, and a small coastal regions beyond that. Once included Egu and Tamisha as vassal states.
Lower Nefret [L & M]Lower Nefret includes the coastal desert of the dogfolk, and the delta swamps of the lizardfolk (though a portion of lizardfolk call Cuahman home). This region extends from the cataracts near Peraten to the Gret Nefret delta, and includes all western and most of the southern coasts of the Empire. Once included the Myriapoli and the swamps of Cuahman as vassal states.
Hatun Hallpa [K]
Cuahman [A & B]A unified kingdom consisting of the grippli's coastal swamp and the nagaji's highland jungle. Many lizardfolk along the border region with Lower Nefret prefer to call Cuahman their home.
A dynasty is a succession of rulers from the same family, stock, or grouping; it is also the rule of sequence; as well as the time period of that rule. In Nefret, time is measured in dynasties, with the years of each dynasty numbered independently from the next--in some cases, even overlapping. Dynasties typically last between 60 and 200 years each.
Independent of Nefret, and claiming much of the same territory [C, D, E, G, H, I, J, L, M], was a Sphinx Empire. Rivaling them was a nation ruled by nagas [A, B, F(?), K].