Njidittu

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Culture and Locations

Njidittu is a tribal confederation. It is ruled by a zhadas chieftain who acts as both a king and a warlord and has other warlords beneath him, with Sunkhu shamans to advise their rule and keep everyone in touch with their ancestors. Sunkhu shamanism emphasises that everyone must atone for the wrongdoings of their ancestors by bringing honour and glory to their clans and keeping bad spirits at bay. Njidittuu are known for being strongly unified and enjoying their defensive position nestled against the Amber Mountains, though this means they don't have direct access to the archroad. Their capital is Butrsa.

Njidittu is mostly dry grassland with some arid shrubland and arid desert at lower altitudes and montane forest at higher altitudes, up near the Amber Mountains and eastern Khatsanaras. The lowlands are known as the Amber Flatlands, and the Tazhu and Cudu Rivers flow from the mountains. The Adenen River makes up most of its northeastern border.

Demonym: Njidittu, Njidittuu

Population: 1,100,000

  • Njidittu
    • Butrsa, capital, 27,000
    • Tazhiq, 13,000
    • Curaqi, 11,000

History and Relations

Njidittu mostly constitutes leftover clans from the Dunian Empire which ended in 700AL. Their neighbouring clans then lost the archroad to invading Oolu forces in 700AL, which caused the clans to form a confederation, and the Njidittuu helped their neighbours take back the archroad back from Oolu around 850AL. The people are mostly Batur but have some Oolu ethnicity mixed in with them. They are friendly with Baturun, Brrutt, and Incidu. They mainly export horses and Dunian Grey pigment.

Military and Art

Njidittuu have trained the fastest horses in Riiga and therefore are known for making the best couriers to deliver goods or messages by horseback. Their horses not only have great speed but high stamina as well, though they do not perform so well outside Batur. Common architectural features include dzong style architecture and rock gardens, and common artforms include vows of silence and weaving.