Nashaki - The Sanctuary Towers



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Overview

Everything in Nashaki revolves around trade and commerce, with the exceptions of the maligned military and the respected Tower of Chamadarst. Servants, cleaners, cooks, every possible form of employment not directly involved with crafting or trading is considered a second class form of employment and these workers are treated little better than slaves, if they can even find work without actually becoming slaves.

Even among the traders, the trades that the Towers focus on are considered superior trades, with many focusing on these elements if they have even minor skill in them, in hopes of being invited to join the elite ranks of the Towers. The exceptions to this are the Towers of Arms, Chamadarst, and Flesh. The Tower of Arms is looked on as necessary, but not as important as the trade towers. The Tower of Chamadarst is smaller as few wish to join the priests, but is greatly respected. The Tower of Flesh is feared by many, as they have been known to take citizens of Nashaki off the streets to serve as their product.

Slavery in Nashaki is quite common, with slaves being considered a status of wealth and prestige. To serve the cities ever increasing demand for slaves, they not only turn a blind eye to The Tower of Flesh's habit of preying on less fortunate citizens of Nashaki, but also frequently buy slaves from their southern neighbor, Athart. This has led to a relationship between the two cities that isn't exactly friendly, but is certainly more cordial than either city usually manages.

Section Contents
[link New Player Guide] A guide for Nashaki, that includes information for new players starting in Nashaki and also for established players who are visiting.
Calendars & Past Events What's happening in Nashaki this cycle? A list of city events here!
Locations All locations both in Nashaki and outside the city will be stored here.
Detailed Lore History, Geography, Climate, Holidays and more. Everything you need to know about Nashaki is here!
Resources Guide Nashaki is home to unique flora, fauna, materials, medicines and much more. All resources are kept here.

City Appearance

The buildings of Nashaki are universally made out of stone, barring the hastily erected tents and stalls of lesser merchants and traders, which are usually made out of cheap wood or even just simple tents. The farther away from the Towers, the cheaper and poorer the houses, with them becoming more and more extravagant and opulent as you get closer to the Towers. In addition, the higher up the building, the more important the owner, as height is an indicator of status, hence The Council Chamber being the highest point in the city.

Architecture

The buildings of Nashaki are universally made out of stone, barring the hastily erected tents and stalls of lesser merchants and traders, which are usually made out of cheap wood or even just simple tents. The farther away from the Towers, the cheaper and poorer the houses, with them becoming more and more extravagant and opulent as you get closer to the Towers. In addition, the higher up the building, the more important the owner, as height is an indicator of status, hence The Council Chamber being the highest point in the city.

The Founding

Nashaki's one and only holiday, The Founding is celebrated on the 53rd of Ashan, the day the city was founded. Chamadarst led the original founders, a group of Qi'ora and a group of Humans, to the oasis that now keeps the city alive. There he taught them how to make glass into wonderful shapes, to build the great city that now stands, and to stay neutral in all conflict for as long as possible. The celebration is held on the banks of the oasis, the only day in the year the entire city is allowed near its shores without requiring a pass from the oasis guards. Slaves are expected to serve the free citizens in any way they need, but even they are allowed to drink from the oasis at will and eat their fill. The only citizens of the city not in attendance are those still in training in The Tower of Flesh.

Racial Views

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The people of Nashaki have little use for outsiders except as sources of goods or Nels, though their means of expressing this varies depending on caste. The lower castes tend towards respectful neutrality, with the upper castes leaning towards disdainful arrogance. That being said, a Nashakian will never turn down an opportunity to take someone else's money and add it to their own finances. This also applies to the varying races of Idalos, none turned away and only the Qi'ora especially welcomed into the city.

Race Nashakian Views
Humans X
Biqaj X
Sev'ryn X
Avriel X
Aukari X
Tunawa X
Ithecal X
Eidisi X
Yludih X
Ellune X
Qi'ora X
Mer X
Lotharro X
Naerikk X


Religious Views

The people of Nashaki are not heavily religious, viewing the priests of Chamadarst more as advisors rather than spiritual leaders and guides. That said, their advice is valued highly and they are considered above corruption, which is why they handle the guarding of the city oasis. No other Immortals are acknowledged by Nashaki, the locals viewing them as weaker and less wise than Chamadarst.

Magic Views

Magic of any kind is outlawed within the borders of Nashaki, with any who are caught practicing it in the city streets immediately taken to The Tower of Flesh. However, while Nashaki law states this is to break any and all knowledge of magic from the mages and rid Nashaki of it's plague, the real purpose of this law is break them into willing slaves of the Towers, so that they might have access to this art.

Weather

Season General Weather
Cylus The season of Cylus is bitterly cold and many of the poor or enslaved freeze to death at night. During the day, people cluster around the forges of the city for warmth whenever they have the opportunity. The Tower of Flesh does excellent business during this season, able to get the poor and homeless to come willingly just for a chance at heat, and selling many to those who don't care enough about their slaves to keep them from freezing to death.
Ashan Ashan is when trade begins to flourish again and the city starts to bustle again after having spent the last two seasons quieter than usual due to the cold. Though the temperature never gets above comfortably warm, the winds of Ashan are harsh, and the poorly dressed will find sand stripping the flesh from their bodies as cruelly as any scourge will.
Ymiden Ymiden is when the heat becomes worse and worse, each day hotter as the season goes on. The wealthy will frequently conduct business amongst themselves at night during this season, but those with less money to their name will be forced to endure the Ymiden heat. The winds are calmer during this season, but the occasional sandstorm does pop up from time to time.
Saun Saun is a season of unbearable heat, with many slaves dying from heat exhaustion or dehydration. The Tower of Flesh is largely quiet during this season, as it prefers to spend this time training what it has taken earlier in the year for the lucrative season of Cylus. The Tower of The Forge is likewise quiet during this season, out of a desire to avoid the heat.
Vhalar Though the heat lessens in Vhalar, the winds are wild and unpredictable. Though not as harsh as Ashan, they are a constant companion and not even the wealthy escape them without finding plenty of sand in their underclothes. The Tower of Glass does a very odd business during this season, buying up as much of the sand as they can so that they can heat into the glass they need.
Zi'da As the heat dies down, many of the poor or enslaved look forward to the coming days with dread. While only the truly undernourished and unsheltered die of the cold in Zi'da, they know it foreshadows the fate many will suffer during the following season. The Tower of The Forge begins its best work in Zi'da, frequently finishing them in Cylus.

Subcategories

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