Bekke is the dominant nation on the Arabian Peninsula. It was origionally a minor Oasis, which became a hub in the Axumite trade network. They played a minor role in the Nile War, attacking Egyptian colonies in the region. Afterwords, they assimulated many of the local Bedouin hordelings and formed a nation on the Long Sea coast. The region would become the birthplace of Kabaaism and the cult of Pentadjinism. Recently, Bekke won the bid to defend Egypt's trade network from the increasing pressure of Indian Ocean piracy. However, they lacked a fleat, and the nation's shores soon became havens for the myriad of Corsairs that flood the Long Sea.