Rural Shalabahala is an island off of mainland Shalabahala and an important location in the Gen 3 story. It is the only country of Shalabahala that chooses to utilize very little technology and is far behind the rest of the planet's technological advancement (comparable to Amish territories).
Rural Shalabahala sustains its economy mainly through farming and tourism. Outsiders often see the island as a time capsule, which peak many Pelepian's curiosity. The island also has an abundance of natural resources and has an ideal farming climate. Since mainland Shalabahala lacks any rural areas, they rely on this island for most of their food production.
This island does not have any large cities, but rather small scattered towns where pretty much everyone who lives there knows each other. Because of this, the population of Rural Shalahabala is quite small, especially since it is common for Pelepians born on the island to one day move to the mainland to advance their career choice.
The citizens of Rural Shalabahala have a similar species makeup to the mainland, except there are no robotic/artificial Pelepians. The architecture of the towns and the clothing of the islanders are reminiscent of the 1800s to early 1900s. Due to their simple lifestyle, the islanders are much more laid back, welcoming and friendlier compared to the mainlanders. Unfortunately, the mainlanders do not share the same sentiment. They tend to look down on the islanders, often mocking them as backwards and hillbilly-like.
Residents here are also highly religious, but are not zealous. This is due to an incident where a Demon almost destroyed their island, but was saved by an Angel. So many of the residents pray and worship them in churches.
There was a time when Rural and mainland Shalabahala were on equal terms. However, the rural island forsaw the direction mainland Shalabahala was heading, with expanding large businesses and more focus on making revenue. However, Rural Shalabahala wanted to treasure and preserve their simple lifestyle, as it has sustained and kept them mostly happy for many years, and felt that more money would cause more problems. So they refused to follow the technological advancement that the entire planet was undergoing. Since then, Rural Shalabahala has self sufficiently survived for over a millennia without having to advance their technology or change how their society functions, thus avoiding the "Class Gap Crisis" that the mainland suffers from.