Sae is a village located within the Great Forest. Sae is theocratic city-state ran by two different rulers depending on the time of the year. Between the Spring Equinox and the Fall Equinox Sae is ruled by a female. She represents the Sun and all of its life giving powers. During this period Sae is relatively peaceful and accepting of outsiders. The sun goddess, and queen during this period, is called Mara. At sunset on the fall equinox Mara is lain on the altar of Thorron and sacrificed to Thorron, lord of the night (also represented as the moon god). During Thorron’s rule the village is less accepting of outsiders and more aggressive. The villagers hunt for their food instead of cultivating the earth. During the evening of the Spring equinox there is a great feast held to honor Thorron. Trespassers are brought forth and laid upon the alter of Mara and set to be sacrificed at sunrise to ensure Thorron’s continued rule. As Thorron sits upon his throne the sun’s first rays strike the foot and it bursts into flames. Mara than approaches from the west with the suns light. The sacrifices are released and a great feast is held to celebrate the return of Mara and the beginning of the planting season.