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Kharagirit (Kharagiri: Kharagirit [ħɑɻqəɻit]), officially the Realms of the Court of Aragre, is a country located in Atsiq. It is a parliamentary monarchy that shares a dynasty with Kepeshte and goes back to the Court of Aragre, one of the most powerful vassal states during the heyday of the Osveraali Empire. Its culture has been strongly influenced by Shyoria. Its location has made it one of the most internationally involved Atsiq nations; most of the Nagu and Dragon Sea trade goes through Kharagirit ports. This cosmopolitan attitude has made the country a popular destination for tourists from outside Atsiq, which is only helped by the traditional lack of anti-human sentiment that is otherwise typical for much of southern Atsiq.
The first mentions of a political entity in the territory of the modern Kharagirit state date to Shyorian sources from the late 900s and record tributes paid by the local rulers. About half a century later, the Osveraalic-speaking states of Usuva made contact with them as well, drawing the Kharagiri nobles into the emerging power struggle between Usuva and Shyorisaech. During most of the tenth century, the region was plagued by constant conflict as the clans fought proxy wars for the two great powers to the south, sponsored and supported by both and frequently changing sides. The instability only ended when Usuva and Shyorisaech were unified under the Osvera dynasty in 1123, with most leaders swearing fealty to the Usuvan queen. Over the next few hundred years, the Kharagiri lands became one of the economic pillars of the growing Osveraali Empire, although they remained split into multiple vassal states that acknowledged the Imperial legate in the region's most populous trading port, the city of Aragre. The Aragre Courts, as they were referred to, were instrumental in opening up trade routes to Alpa and western Miraria and importing new technologies and methods to Atsiq; Aragre was also the first Imperial city with a foreign quarter and would consistently produce excellent diplomats.
Kharagirit is a parliamentary monarchy where the ruler is barely involved in the political process, with their role largely ceremonial. The reliance on trade has bred a strong merchant class that has always influenced decision-making at every level, and commercial success traditionally goes hand in hand with ennoblement. Until well into the 1960s, political participation was based directly on income, with the population classified into several tiers depending on their earnings and having their votes weighted accordingly. Since then, various amendments to the constitution have removed this inequality, although the merchant nobility of Kharagirit is still overrepresented in leading positions.