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The Land of Runes (ルーンの国, Ruun no Kuni), also known as Skandia (スカンディア, Sukandia), is a country located in the Northern Frontier. It is ruled by the Three Kings. A war occurred between the Three Kings and a being known as the Dark One, which resulted in the loss and death of many clans within the country. The vegetation was permanently effected as well as the wildlife, making it a dead land. As a final act, the three kings sealed off the country from the others to prevent the Dark One's tainted chakra from infecting the rest of the land. It is currently ruled by the daughter of the first king Vara Makino. It's kingdom is Yōike.
The Land of Runes use Mages (魔道士, Madōshi) as their military power, making them different from other countries. A female mage is sometimes called a witch (魔女, Majō). There are three rankings that a mage can attain: Low Mage, Middle Mage, and High Mage. A fourth ranking is attainable called Rune Master. While the runes can be taught by regular civilians to others, the Rune Temple teaches mages how to utilize them for combat. The people of the Land of Runes are extremely secretive, believing that sharing their knowledge could bring about destruction. They also believe in solving issues through battling.