D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara
Population: 34.000 (Rural: 33.200)
Capitol: Wu Li (Pop: 800)
This central province is mostly composed of wilderness. Its human and Lupin population, with the exception of some small Chow-Chow hunting clans, concentrates along the coastal trade route and in the plains around the capitol, Wu Li. Wu Li is one of the smallest provincial capitols, really more a village than a town.
The economy of Chung is mostly dependent on subsistence agriculture and a little trade, though the profits of the trade taxes mostly go to line the pockets of a greedy and over-ambitious provincial governor.
Bandits are very common, and very aggressive, in this lightly protected province. A Jade Dragon is also reputed to lair in the Forest of Little Dragons, while the large Ogre-Mage clan of the Kingfisher dwells near the borders with the Sung and Daisun provinces. Finally, the Forest of Spirits is home to the only Faerie Kingdom in Ochalea – sprites, mandrakes, elemental drakes and brownies are all found here, together with a number of other friendly woodland beings, such as Hsiao and Dryads.
Culturally, Chung is not very developed – it mostly copies trends and ideas from the neighbouring provinces. However, it is home to some monasteries of the Mystic Way of Order, and to a Jade Temple. Wu Li is the only provincial capitol to have only a small shrine maintained by the Church of Thyatis – all others have full featured temples with at least a dozen priests.