Ame no Murakami is the Confederacy's main rival alliance. It consists of the six Districts of Mochizuki, Teichmuller, Yamashita, Grothendieck, Serre, and Arakelov, each one consisting of a large city and its outskirts:
- Teichmueller is the capital of Murakami, and is a collection of small cities, over which more cities have been built, much like the layers of a cake.
- Mochizuki is a spiritual, surreal city where poorly understood magical phenomena dominate. It is the least populated district.
- Yamashita is the smallest city, and is essentially a suburb of Mochizuki. The bulk of Yamashita is untamed wilderness, though there are mining and farming operations underway here.
- Grothendieck, the island district, is a tourist destination, being close to the equator and always summer, but floods often.
- Serre is the seaside district, the mainland closest to Grothendieck. Along with fishing and other maritime pursuits, Serre is known for its investment into intellectual pursuits and the arts.
- Arakelov, also known as the district of eternal night, is a district in the far north of Murakami, near the border of Bradamante, the perfect setting for necromancy research. Other advanced scientific and magical research also takes place here, and it is the home of Murakaman military. The nobility here are questionably humanoid, and most of them have vampire blood, which excludes them from the rest of Murakaman society.
Murakami’s most predominant races are human, tiefling, and elven (and in fact, the tieflings who fled Spanos centuries ago more or less set up shop here). Gnomes and half-elves are also common, while dwarves are somewhat less common. Most Murakamans characterize themselves as “spiritual but not religious” and don’t follow any of the faiths of the great gods of Ash or the demigods of Farglance. Because of the prevalence of tieflings, devil worship is not unusual, but frowned upon. A typical day in the life of an adult Murakaman consists of often unexciting office or manufacturing work, which is largely determined by their education level.
Murakami is not as wealthy as Ash, but its government is more centralized, making it easier to invest into healing and enhancement (e.g. intelligence, appearance) magicks.
Along with fear of Ash, Murakami’s political climate is currently dominated by debates over ethics in technology and magic. For example, the new Mentalscape weapon, which allows one to enter another’s mind and influence their thoughts, should probably be banned, but did lead to the resignation of a major political figure who was forced to confess to laundering, as well as a rise in the popularity of jazz music. Murakami’s army is almost entirely undead, and if a Murakaman dies young, they are expected to offer their bodies for reanimation in the name of the state. The Murakaman ground force contains an estimated 3 million skeletons.