D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara
Population: 49.500 (Rural: 42.000)
Capitol: Yingtang Tangiha (Pop: 7.000)
Villages: Haiho Piao (Pop: 500)
Ta’ang was the landing point of the first Taymoran Lupins to reach Ochalea, and still is one of the provinces with a higher percentage of Lupins, especially Shar-Pei and Houndlings.
The Immortal Spire is the sacred location where the Archdukes of the Wai dynasty were traditionally buried before reforms enacted in 430 AC by the first Teng Archduke moved the tombs near Beitung.
The Tang hills in the northern part of the province are dotted by hermit refuges and small monasteries of the Mystic Way of the Eight Immortals, which is the most popular religion in this area. Less concerned with order and more with balance and harmony, the people of Ta’ang are independent-minded and focused on personal growth. Scholarly and martial training are common among the upper classes, and even the members of the lower classes invest whatever spare time they have in these pursuits.
The Forest of the Ancients is another refuge for hermits and monks. Some people believe that elixirs of long life can be brewed from herbs found in this forest, and that, in general, the forest itself invigorates those who live under its canopies and lessens the effects of old age. The Forest of the Ancients is certainly home to many nature spirits, who closely protect its secrets.