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  • Delzhan

    The Delzhan are a nomadic people originally from the foothills to the south of [[Chiaroscuro]]. Like many tribes in the area, they made a living of shepherding and raiding, occasionally supplemented by artifact finds. Two hundred and fifty years ago, the …

  • Chiaroscuro

    [[File:380630 | class=media-item-align-none | 7f720cbede625085e7ccd46503c944aa-d5b1ubs.jpg]] Chiaroscuro is the Jewel of the [[South]], the City of the Blue Waves, the City of Spires. With a population of over two million, it is the largest city in the …

  • Kha-Khan

    The founder of the [[Delzhan | Delzhan]] Empire and a messianic figure to the Delzhan for his great deeds in life. There is no record of him being an Exalt of any kind, but his people believe that he ascended into Heaven. This belief directly contradicts …

  • Ummah al-Arishaakh

    Ummah al-Arishaakh, meaning _Nation of the Blessed_ is a large tribe of [[Delzhan | Delzhan]] nomads that occupy a general area between Dry Rock and the edges of Creation. They are particularly stubborn about making their homes in places considered …

  • Dryharbor

    [[File:406245 | class=media-item-align-none | zabol_Town_by_coochaki.jpg]] A major trading hub on the coast of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei | Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. It is the base of operations for [[:yu-tian | Yu-Tian]] and the terminal point of the [[Southern Road …

  • Chocobo

    [[File:409671 | class=media-item-align-none | Chocobo.png]] A species of flightless bird native to the [[South]], valued especially by the [[Delzhan]] for messenger steeds and light cavalry.

  • Gray Sash

    The [[Delzhan]] have a strictly binary view of gender, but when they come of age (roughyly 12), they may choose to take or not take the Gray Sash. If they do, they "switch" their gender, provided of course they still pass the proper rite of passage. If …

  • Black Scarab Society

    A criminal syndicate led by [[:zegra-ha | Zegra-ha]], and based in [[Chiaroscuro]]. The bulk of their money comes from opium dens and brothels throughout the city, and they are rivals of the [[Indigo Faction | Indigo Faction]].

  • Delzhan Fashion

    Delzhan fashion is emulated throughout the [[South | South]], being the single largest political entity and home to [[Chiaroscuro | Chiaroscuro]], probably the most cosmopolitan city in Creation after the Imperial City itself. Delzhan men like to wear …

  • Azhpanian Hilllands

    The hills south of [[Chiaroscuro]] and the other northern [[Delzhan]] territories. This area is well known for its wine, olives, apricots and citrus fruits. The further south into the hills one goes, the rougher they become, and eventually open into the …

  • Delzhan Badlands

    The area between the [[Azhpanian Hilllands | Azhpanian Hilllands]] and the [[Desert of Khal'jia]], home to a few sparse towns and villages, including [[Ber-Shij-Qat | Ber-Shij-Qat]]. The land here is dotted with mesas of varying sizes, and large herds of …

  • Desert of Khal'jia

    The Desert of Khal'jia lies to the south of the [[Delzhan Badlands | Delzhan Badlands]] and north of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. It is home to some minimal plant and animal life, but few human habitations, with the notable exception of [[Dryharbor]].

  • Ageless Serum

    A rare and valuable serum made from a variety of ingredients found throughout the [[South]], it is actually a [[Fifth Age]] discovery, made by the scholars of [[zet-Hai'aqai | zet-Hai'aqai]]. When taken once a week, it can extend a mortal's life by as …

  • Bhangazai

    The furthest southern point of [[Delzhan]] power, ruled by [[:effendi-ai-halla | Effendi Ai'halla]]. It has a population of some 6,000. It is an important base for the relatively small Delzhan navy, and sees some trade as well. As the furthest point …

  • Ummah al-Bhangaz

    An odd tribe within the [[Delzhan|Delzhan Empire]], they inhabit a small string of islands in the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei | Tsu-Dian-Pei]], the largest being [[Bhangazai | Bhangazai]]. Numbering some ten thousand, they hold disproportionate power within the Empire …

  • Indigo Faction

    A crime syndicate led by [[:al-bheezir | Da'qir al-Bheezir]], spread throughout the [[Delzhan]] Empire, but particularly holding territory in the hubs of [[Ber-Shij-Qat | Ber-Shij-Qat]] and [[Dryharbor | Dryharbor]]. Within the prize city of [[Chiaroscuro …

  • Wazhu

    Prince Wazhu is an amiable fop, quick to laugh and tell jokes and not at all suited to be the next [[Tri-Khan]]. He knows it, his father, [[:urahim-iv | Urahim IV]] knows it, his brothers know it. Unfortunately he IS the eldest son anyone can find. His …

  • Urahim IV

    He has been an adept Tri-Khan, and is well-liked by his people, but his sons, with the exception of [[:yahsim | Yahsim]], are not particularly popular or well-regarded. When Yahsim disappeared, it precipitated the [[Amber Succession]] Crisis. His third …

  • Urahim V

    The eldest of the five sons of [[:urahim-iv | Urahim IV]] by his second marriage. He graduated recently from [[zet-Pa'atoph]], and had much private tutelage from [[:ledaal-wu-joon | Ledaal Wu-Joon]]. He would probably not be the worst of the candidates in …

  • Unsa'ali

    Unsa'ali always had trouble in school, and would rather have been out somewhere riding. But despite his difficulty, he graduated from [[zet-Bhu'shassa]]. He has[[Amber Succession | for some time now]] been close with [[:sesus-felix | Sesus Felix]], who …

  • Kharijah bin Aazim

    A scholar since before his rite of passage, Kharijah was always interested in histories. As a member of a nomadic tribe, he always took stops in civilized towns as a chance to absorb whatever the local library had to offer. When he came of age to attend …

  • Za'al'haffa Effendi, Duke of Dryharbor

    The oldest surviving brother of [[Elad]], the mother of [[:wazhu | Wazhu]] and the first wife of [[:urahim-iv | Tri-Khan]]. His family is a respected one, being descended from Ja'faheem, one of the [[Kha-Khan]]'s first and most stalwart companions. …

  • Ts'Aokuo

    A [[Ronin | ronin]] goddess in the early Fifth Age, Tsu-Ak-Kwao, fell in with a similarly displaced band of survivors somewhere between the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]] and [[Delzhan Badlands | the Badlands]]. The arrangement proved fruitful; although she had …

  • Mukti

    Mukti's parents died when he was too young to remember them. His earliest memories are of his life as a beggar, and a pan-handler; he soon found he was quick enough to pick-pockets and shop-lift. Under the tutelage of his elders, he developed a knack …

  • Khalid the Mole

    The city's foremost expert on the [[Undercity]]. Unlike the criminals with whom he now spends most of his time, Khalid was actually born into a noble family. He graduated from [[zet-Kahass | zet-Kahass]] many decades ago, with an obsession over the …

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