Asamando is a ghoul nation in western Africa, in what used to be northern Ghana. Asamando is a highly awaken friendly nation and is also populated with spirits, shapeshifters, other meta-sapients, and HMHVV infected metahumans.
History[edit | edit source]
In 2038 Asamando took control of Bamboi, for its magical springs which are said to have healing properties.
In 2046 Nyamkopon becomes Asamando's official capital.
January 24, 2068 – the Asamando football (aka soccer) team was gunned down while attempting to participate in the African Cup of Nations. Queen Thema refused to prosecute the perpetrators but somehow they all wound up dead anyway. Infected are still banned from playing in organized sports in Africa, despite the fact that second- and third-generation Infected aren't contagious.
Society[edit | edit source]
Asamando reports as having the highest literacy rates in the world, having some 90% of its population able to read and 60% of the population having a college degree. Which is kind of ironic when you consider ghouls are blind and incapable of seeing. They use simsense technology to allow the blind to see and read. Around a third are magically active and every adult is also required to join the military for a period of years, they're trained to use non-lethal methods where possible - an amazing thing until you remember they're ghouls.
The majority of the declared population of 500,000 are Sasabonsam, an African ghoul metavariant. The Sasabonsam consider themselves to be superior than the other strains of Infected and make up the entirety of the upper class. The country recognizes free spirits and shapeshifters as sentient creatures with full rights
Economy[edit | edit source]
The country has been recognized by the CC but not by the UN, it's primary industry is mining,it has full matrix coverage that is free to visitors and citizens alike, and apparently it has a vibrant nightlife. It's hated by its neighbors; the country maintains a DMZ around its borders and land travel is risky at best, with supplies coming in via air or river.
Saeder-Krupp also has agreements to operate within Asamando.
Food Supply[edit | edit source]
Asamando gets its "food" via multiple sources. In the past they purchased the dead, prisoners, and slaves from other countries. The country imports corpses from all of the various nearby wars and has extremely strict policies regarding the handling of 'food' to prevent Shedim infestations.The United Nations knew about them buying the dead but they were unaware of the secret agreement with the corporations in which they were sending their condemned prisoners to Asamando. Ever since the UN embargo placed on Asamando upon the discovery of the prisons filled with live food, they have become completely reliant on pirates, slavers, human traffickers, and Tamanous. Most horrifically of all, they are now breeding their captives to produce future food.
References[edit | edit source]
Index[edit | edit source]
- Augmentation, 130
- Dark Terrors, 141-154
- Cyberpirates!, 101-102, 110-111
- Feral Cities
- Runner's Companion
- Running Wild
- Shadowrun Third Edition, 29
- Sixth World Almanac, 48-49, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102-103
- State of the Art: 2063, 67-68
- Storm Front, 140-141
- Unwired, 26
- Year of the Comet, 84-85