The Republic of Chiltae is younger than Kisia, having amalgamated from a number of smaller kingdoms. Many Kisians believe they are uncultured. They are great merchants and do well trading Kisian goods to the rest of the world, many merchants earning noble titles and fortunes though they might have been born with nothing. This is part of the reason marrying a Chiltaen is generally looked down upon, although the last three Otako Emperors all took Chiltaen wives. It was not a trend that caught on. Chiltaens are generally of lighter complexion than Kisians, blonde hair considered to be a sign of Chiltaen blood.