Seleru

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Seleru

For history of these people, see Seleru History.

Hoqomers are the primary form of government and religion throughout Seleru.

Its capital city is Oqara and has a population of ~120,000.

The second largest city is Xar Kzala, with a population of ~60,000.

Religions

Despite the hoqon himself being a holy leader, holy sites called tequra act as places of worship to the various deities, and a place where priests called sudyan can be found. Hoqomers are theocratic democracies, and as such religion is tightly intertwined with their governments.

Mysticism is also found scattered throughout the lands to a smaller scale. Mystics dwell in sacred buildings called ostium. As with a hoqomer, high mystics are seen as very authoritative figures, and in many cases act alongside ruling powers.

Magic

Though mages in Seleru are not very common, most of them are magimancers, acquiring magic knowledge from other beings from one of a variety of magic sects. Magificers, magiturgists, and magichaists are all quite rare comparatively.

Common magic orders include impiturgy, sensuturgy, and motuturgy.

Magic is strongly tied to religion, and is sometimes used in warfare and for entertainment.

Economy

Commonly believed to be the inventors of the coin, these people use several types of stamped metal coins called otras. Barter is also a common form of trade, and using animals as currency is common among farmers and such. Salt slabs are a common form of currency among desert-dwellers.

Their luxury goods are mainly spice, ivory, textiles, glass, and Hoqon Blue dye. They also offer olive oil and grain, though they do not trade in quantities comparable to the Benevis Kingdoms. Their main pigment is called Hoqon Blue and is made of lapis lazuli, which is a vivid blue and is mostly commonly associated with hoqons.

Military

Military in this region is mostly used to enforce the law, protect the privileged, and control the people.

Historically, this region had some of the strongest navies, boasting seafaring ships armed with rams, fire, and artillery weapons. Its current navy is weaker than several other places in Riiga, due to an inferior supply of good wood.

Ranged weapons include the bow, slings, advanced artillery, and javelins. Melee weapons used by soldiers mainly include blades, polearms, and blunt weapons.

The best soldiers in this region are typically known for their engineering skills, and sometimes for being skilled spies or assassins.

Northern Seleru people may employ the use of war Trains.

Culture

Common forms of entertainment include athletics, music, food and drink, and drugs.

Common artforms include pottery, weaving, glassblowing, and sculpture.

Common cultural practices include androgyny, cannibalism, mysticism, and blood sports.

Common cultural beliefs include the group over the individual, and life is serious.

Building materials used include adobe, cement, plaster, clay brick, marble, sandstone, and granite. Clothing materials used include linen, satin, and hemp.

Trains are a rare and expensive form of transport on mainland areas, possible mainly due to the broad, high-quality roads mostly dating back to the Xilou Hoqomer and presence of orcanor.

Orders

  • The Eternas, an ancient military order of elite soldiers who serve the highest generals.
  • The Ukzen, nomadic mystic warriors who protect various celestial sects and their followers.