The Sagosian economy is based heavily on exporting it’s abundant natural resources. Much of the state is covered with verdant forests and orchards, and as the largest concentration of fresh water on the continent, Lake Iazo offers supplemental irrigation to the Sagosian farms that makes them more consistently productive than the farms of other nations. Unfortunately due to its mostly landlocked position, Sagos has been forced to make costly deals with Cinas in order to engage in trade via sea. All other trade has to cross heavily mountainous terrain in order to get between nations, and is often more costly than it is worth.
Sagos is lead by a single sovereign, who is chosen from among the aristocracy. Familial dynasties are fairly common, but in theory the aristocrats are able to choose a new sovereign when the current sovereign dies or retires. The families who are not in direct control are split into two groups: those with the power and influence to compete for the title of Sovereign, and those who must back a more powerful house and curry favor in order to gain influence and power.
Magic is expressly forbidden within the the borders of Sagos, and thus most churches have had a difficult time gaining a foothold in the country (whether this is because the populace is less interested in faith when they can’t see miracles performed first hand, or because the Faceless Syndicate keeps killing clergy members who show an aptitude for magic has yet to be determined). Recently, however, the church of Pylion has gained significant influence in Sagos by installing their priests as teachers for the poor, and private tutors for the wealthy.
Militarily, Sagos has developed a strong guerrilla style of warfare. Sagos’ strategy centers on sending insurgent groups, double agents, or spies to disrupt key targets and create vulnerabilities that the larger Sagosian forces can exploit quickly. In this way, they are able to quickly establish footholds in enemy territory with minimal losses on their side. They then employ heavy propaganda and charity in the towns they capture in order to turn the peasants against their previous nation, allowing them to hold the territory with hardly any military presence at all. This tactic is not the most efficient, as it can take time for all the pieces to fall into place, but it is a style the Sagosians have nearly perfected and it works well enough.
Meanwhile, any invaders into Sagos will likely find the territory fairly easy to take, but the tradition of assassins is not exclusive to the Faceless Syndicate, and enemy leaders found leading invading armies will be killed off in short order until the army loses all cohesion and can be picked apart by guerrilla forces.
30% Tieflings, 25% Halflings, 20% Gnomes, 10% Elves, 5% Humans, 5% Dwarves, 4% Dragonborn, 1% Orcs