A small outcropping at the south of the Joder peninsula has, within the past few decades, been claimed by a small group of half-elves for their nation. Wanting independence from the rule of the Veparan Parishada, no longer content with the poor conditions they would find in the port city Vasahata. To show their independence from Vepara – which is run by an oligarchy – the half-elves of Kathaputali established their government to be elected by the people. Most of the founding citizens of the country left the streets of Vasahata, impoverished and not allowed to earn a living, they wanted to leave and ensure their autonomy.
Of course, that is what the government of Kathupatli wants known. In truth, it is a puppet of the Veparan government. Much of its economy comes as funding from Vepara. The Fleet uses Kathaputali as a staging ground for expeditions to the west coast of the southern continent, and for a base for their navy; the small government in Podere is currently resisting Vepara’s goals of economic expansion into that region, and many Veparan ships have been sailing under the Kathaputali flag.
Largely made up of cities inhabited by artisans with small farms in between, Kathaputali has a few port cities along the coasts that host a small portion of the Veparan navy, and several drydocks. Most citizens have some training in boatmaking and sailing, as they are required by law to serve one year in the Navy. Some object to the forced service in the Veparan military, others embrace it, and still others are not even aware that they are serving a foreign power. Once their term of service ends, some of the more disgruntled will occasionally join the Shodid pirate fleet, some remain with the navy, and others return to their artisan jobs they held before enlisting.