The Ki Country, to the South of Sawagakure, is a country full of quick witted, honest, but gruff and unrefined artisans and herders. They have a good relationship with the Water Country, and provide weapons and food, and ore for the small island nation. They have always feared the Red Mountains, calling it the home of demons. In the past, they have fought with the Poison Country so long and bitterly that the river that serves as a border between them was called the Red River, but neither country was willing to cross the mountains or the swamp, so battles were always on the Eastern Plains. Now even these old enemies have known generations of peace.