The Esper Saga
The Land of the Turks is a small, politically neutral country populated by the enigmatic people known as the Turks. Famous for their sober, humorless behavior and their oddly homogenous traditional clothes, the Turks sport colorful hair but dress uniformly in black. They are a mercantile sort, famous for their traders but also for their spies and assassins. They are led by a man called Tzeng, which is a non-hereditary title appointed to their leader.
The country itself is fertile, but the wilderness rather untamed – the Turks rely mostly on trade and do little farming of their own. They possess advanced Magitech – notably, their traditional clothes are woven with shadow-magic – and many of the people themselves also possess talents for Magi. The Turks may seem ruthless to outsiders, but they have their own code of honour that they follow relentlessly. They are devoted to profit, and always keep their word.