Monday, November 20, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #323

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #323

November 20th, 2023

  • Number: 323

  • Name: Deep Dive on an Area of Interest: Diocese of the Taq’Alay’Sut - Part 1

  • Location: Northeast corner of the City-State of Ceannar

  • Population (approx.): varies

  • Brief: Although the Houses of Noldrune of northern Norgofel and the Cean Peoples of eastern Norgofel shared their home continent and the basic religion of the Six Gods, their practices, rites and even the names of the same Masks diverged over time (leading to the expected spot of confusion when the Cean Exodus arrived on the shores of Sudeben after the Nolduneans arrived from the north several centuries previously). The nature of the Six Gods was so basic that the analogies between the Cean concept of Taq’Alay’Sut (“Six Above All”) and the Noldrunean Lo-Atu-Gi (“World Gods”) were easy to determine:

  • The Six Gods - Taq’Alay’Sut (Six Above All)

  • Nin aka Afi of Fire 

  • Uma aka Vai of Water 

  • Ayr aka Lagi of Sky 

  • Raq aka Pala of Earth  

  • Qha aka Malam of Light  

  • And Aru aka Poul of Dark

  • Geography: The churches of the Cean People, upon their arrival on the shores of Sudeben, established six parishes, one per God, with one singular Diocese on the northern shores of the nascent City-State. The Diocese occupies an area of about 1300 square miles from East’arbor (#117) on the coast, inland to Boarfang Mountain (#253) and the surrounding woods. The southern border defined by the road from East’arbor to Overlook (#8). The lands are mostly prairies divided by the occasional ridge of hills or spread of forest, the churches and shrines connected by a network of trails and roads.

  • Next Article: Over the course of this week, we’ll present some of the notable peoples, locations, happenings and plot threads in and about the Diocese.


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