Mythic Russia: Motherland Reborn
I may, of course, change the name of the kingdom. But it is/was a large territory, and home to two large-ass (world sized) holes in the ground. The Udachnaya pipe and the Mir Mine are some of the largest holes in the world, both worthy of mythology in and of themselves. Unfortunately, they don’t
quite match the literal hell-pit in turkmenistan (might use it, not sure. Probably not. I don’t want to widen the scope too far.) Along with Russian orthodox, they do practice Tengrism, which is a wide shamanistic religion i’ll have to look into more. should be good materia
14/16: I might have sakha as kind of a fallen state, as the multiple mine pits (maybe more than two) would work better as a “portal to the underworld or devil’s domain blah blah blah” kind of shtick. it makes a good kind of ego fall i guess as part of the old world’s hubris and greed, for a place of wealth to now be a pit of evil spirits.