Almost un-naturally beautiful, the Rikaffin appear in form like bipedal impala, with elegant horns and lithe form, covered in tawny fur. Remarkably resilient to disease. They have almost no societal rules beyond "do nothing to harm another being".
Despite this laissez-faire attitude, they have nevertheless been remarkably successful, promoting the land of Aeldshire as both tourism destinations and an area with remarkably light government oversight, leading to a strong financial sector.
Rather contentiously, the Rikaffin high society is almost entirely based around money and wealth, in all its forms. A near plutocracy in governance, those who have done well in business are those who govern in the capital of Aeldshire, Fucansburg. However, almost everyone outside of the capital is in some way engaged in agriculture, which supports the nation, but at significant cost. As such, a symbiotic relationship has developed between the wealth of Fucansburg's financial sector providing the funds to support the rest of the nation, whilst the agricultural side tends the land, maintains the majority of the land as nature reserves, and feeds everyone.
This rather strange way of running things has produced a feedback loop, creating a society that has far outstripped any other in terms of its national wealth. The home to the banks of the world, it's now heavily disproportionately geared around the financial and investment industries.
There are many whom, in their society, have started to question the prudence of this, and to wonder what would happen if there were to be a general collapse in the world's finances. Whilst this seems a remote prospect at the moment, with the incredible wealth being generated globally at this time, it remains to be seen if this will last into the future, and how stable their political and social systems will be in the event that that occurs.
The other thing to note is that they have almost no charities, instead with heavy taxes being levied on business income, rather than personal income. This is channelled into a central fund, which is used to provide for the poor and ill, to provide education and childcare and so on.
It's the Rikaffin belief that a society running in such a way will eventually produce greater returns, due to lower rates of crime, higher rates of employment, and a greater entrepreneurial culture producing great gains over long periods of time. It's interesting to note that their governing companies and conglomerates plan on vastly longer timescales than the governments of other peoples, with forecasts stretching into many decades.
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- Humanity: Good
- Marati: Neutral
- Henagon: Good
- Nardlor: Neutral
- Taurac: Good
- Lurniage: Good
- Dadamard: Good