So it has be said briefly on the podcast that two sides each would part up with Mangai and Ihu in the civil war, this is just how I would Imagine they would part up.
What I think should be done is that there are three main types of regions involved in the conflict -
The Core regions, the ones that started the war - (Mangai and Ihu)
The Allied regions, the ones that joined a side because of flattery or money - (Motara and Kanae)
The Resource regions, the ones that are brought into the war by force because of what they have in there region (Tiro and Naho)
Now that the main three types are out of the way, let’s get into the sides themselves and who’s on which.
Mangai’s Allies -
Motara - The region’s leaders were very interested in the war when it first started, believing that they could profit off the conflict. When Mangai came to them for assistance they gladly accepted in exchange of their riches and tho they do officially Ally themselves with Mangai, they still make underhanded deals with Ihu giving them supplies and weaponry when needed in secret.
Tiro - The people of the region originally did not want to get involved in the war and constantly pushed for peace between the two core regions. Makuta, seeing them as a threat to his plans, influenced the leader’s of Ihu to cause an attack on Tiro, burning many villages and killing many civilians. After this attack, Tiro would ally themselves with Mangai, tho they never would join as soldiers, they instead join in as medics helping the injured in battle.
Ihu’s Allies -
Kanae - The leader’s of Kanae did not think much of the war originally, but gave into Ihu’s flattery and decided to join. Needing soldiers for the war, they would draft in the population of Kanae by force, leading to conflict between the One percent and the citizens of Kanae who were against the war in general.
Naho - The high priestess of Naho was very much against joining the war, preferring instead to remain isolated from the rest of the island, no matter what Ihu or Mangai did, they could never convince her to have her region join. The leader of the Arbeikers was strongly against not joining, believing that Motara and Mangai are too reckless and need to be removed if they are to fully separate from the rest of the island. Using this, Makuta push the leader of the Arbeikers to over throw the high priestess and crown herself the new leader of Naho, joining Ihu’s side in the war, giving them food and weaponry in battle.
So that was basically my pitch for the war, I do think there is room to improve on this in the future. If any of you have any ideas or criticism to say, please let me know.