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Maltior

City-Island of Akiloens - WIP

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Geography and Climate

 

  • Location: The island itself can be found by travelling south of the main continent of Renovatio, roughly at the same longitude as the middle of it. It is one of the only habitable islands surrounding the land mass. The treacherous sea around the island makes it very difficult to approach with it's formidable storms and floating rocks scattered all around the island. These rocks, while undoubtedly a major hazard for approaching ships, do serve a purpose as they offer cover to the island's shores by breaking the force of the waves of cosmic energy coming towards it.
    The city is located at the base of the northern peninsula, centered with the middle of the island. That location was chosen by the founders of the city in order to enable unhindered expansion in every direction, should the need arise.

[Pictures to come.]

  • Landscape: Apart from the beaches and the occasional but rare clearing, the island is covered exclusively in dense jungle composed of colossal trees towering at hundreds of feet tall and dozens in diameter. The surface of the island is punctuated by both steep slopes and crevasses permanently coated in impenetrable darkness. The canopy is so thick that seen from high above Akiloens would look like a dark green meadow.
  • Climate: The air is hot and sticky with humidity everywhere on the island due to the sheer quantity of plant life. Fortunately the great height of the trees means that the higher levels are well ventilated by the copious amounts of wind, making the high temperatures easier to deal with. Precipitations are very predictable, with three 2-week long rain seasons per year.

 

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Demographics

 

Since it is relatively young as far as cities are concerned, there has been no official census of the population. A rough approximation of the number of citizens estimates the population at eight thousand poeple but the lack of knowledge of the lower levels' current state could hide a more significant portion of the population than expected. All things considered, Akiloens' population would not exceed ten thousand.

  • Education: A high majority of the Akilo society has had primary level of education, knowing to read, write and speak the main continent's language as well as their own, basic math and history. There is currently no higher education, with further knowledge being learned by Masters. These Masters are citizens excelling in a certain domain and deciding to teach the younger generations about the way of their craft. Every line of work has it's own Master and being one is usually the highest rank achievable in a given profession. Learning with Masters is a lengthy process spanning over multiple years. The Akilo philosophy is that you should never stop studying until you are yourself the master, at which point you should teach until you are surpassed, only to start earning again.
  • Ethnicity: Akiloens has a very diverse population. Due to the city's history, racism and xenophobia is extremely frowned upon and the Akilos take great pride in their nation's acceptance of others. People of many races and origins make up the population of Akiloens, a result of the very open citizenship procedures asking only for a proof of residence inside the city. 
  • Magic: Magical capabilities are present is most Akilos, but only a small percentage knows how to make use of those abilities. The number of adepts is estimated at 2% of the total population so most Akilos with above average powers will train in the arcane arts. Magic is viewed not as a gift or form of power in the Akilo society, but merely as a strength, just like some people are better leaders or more agile than others.
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