jaaTheir unique culture is intertwined with the demands of their harsh environment in the frozen tundra of the north. Jaa is home to some of the most fearsome creatures in all of Verngaurd. The white wolfbear or valkea osolobos stands upright and has large finger-like claws. Its face is round, but with a long snout and ominous fangs. The torahammas or fang-sheep live along the rolling hills of Kumpu and the Kuorrataa Ice Springs. These un-domesticated sheep spear fish with their long fangs. They have claws on their front paws and hooves in the back. Their milk is considered a delicacy, but many die each year trying to harvest it.

ice palaceDespite their massive size and terrifying tattoos the men only fight within the borders of Jaa. This stems from a belief that when their gods formed the world, the men were created directly from the earth. According to legend their women were formed from clouds, and can thus drift and fight across Verngaurd. Women are the main warriors and leaders.

princessThe women warriors use Ko stones from their sacred white mountains for much of their armor. Their favorite weapon is the massive guandua which consists of a towering wooden pole ending in a massive blade that is deeply curved for sweeping cuts.

They build sacred inukshuk (stone landmarks built to look like a person) to guide their hunters in the blowing snow and commune with their ancestors.

Princess Hamaza: the beautiful warrior princess of Jaa. She has strikingly dark black hair, smooth crisp skin devoid of blemish or wrinkle, and large dark eyes. She is thin but muscular.

jaa map

Capital: Ice Palace, Palas Frusen

Ruled by: Queen Antiopay; her daughter is Princess Hamaza.

Champion: Unknown

Flag: Its base color is blue. A white inukshuk is slightly off center and to the right. Three green waves representing the northern lights run behind the inukshuk. One wave traverses the entire flag. The other two are to the left of the flag and are more vertical. A yellow star floats in the flags upper right corner.