Located somewhere off the coast of the mainland of the Far East, Nippon is said to be a powerful feudal kingdom, where knights, resplendent in brightly coloured armour made of lacquered wood, enforce a complex and rigid class system.[1a]
Said to be intensely distrustful of outsiders, they only permit foreigners to travel in their lands rarely. Little else is known about Nippon, though doubtless if the rest of the world is anything to go by, it will be populated by its own unique and deadly monsters and perils.[1a]
- Nippon is based on real-world, feudal era Japan. "Nippon" is the Japanese word (日本) for Japan. Nippon, or alternatively Nihon, literally means "the sun's origin," and is often translated as the Land of the Rising Sun. This nomenclature comes from Imperial correspondence with the Chinese Sui Dynasty and refers to Japan's eastern position relative to China.