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The High Priest rules Raej with political acumen and charisma, but not all is well under the desert sun. As the years progress tension between Blood and Landen grow and are now nearly at a fever pitch. Odji Khaldun’s secret war against the Landen is not public knowledge but the workings of it can be seen. Blood and Landen die on both sides while Raej subtly prepares for civil war.
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Author Topic: Culture of Raej (Statistics, Climate, Geography & Culture)  (Read 2256 times)

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      Territory Ruler

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Raej, Terreille

Capital City: Kemet

Population: 1.2 million
Population Breakdown: 75% native to Raej – even with the bustling Slave Trade many of the purchased slaves are shipped beyond Raej.
Caste Breakdown: 90% Landen to 10% Blood (only 1% of the total population wears Jewels) / Because of the lack of Blood within Raej there are many uncommon trained castes, specifically males trained to be Priests, but there is the occasional male Healer and extremely rarely a male Black Widow.

Major Exports: Precious and semi precious gems, granite and sandstone, gold, grain, linen, glass and stone goods.
Major Imports: Many luxury goods such as incense and oils, metals including tin or copper, animals for both pets and consumption, many different fruits and vegetables as luxury foods.
Climate: Raej is an arid place, composed mainly of desert except along the main and only river in Raej, the Vaal river. Of the land in Raej about only 5% is used, the rest composed of desert with only mining camps and a small portion of nomadic tribes inhabit. Along the Vaal there are three main seasons in Raej, flooding which is called Ahket, planting which is called Peret, and harvesting which is called Shemu. In previous times much of the planting was done between the Landen and Blood but with the shift of to seeing such low percentages of Blood much of the work is now done by Landens. Overall Raej is extremely hot and dry, the winter months being the coolest with summer reaching extremely intense heats.

Geography:

Created by Erica.

Map Note:
Raej is split asunder by the major river Vaal. It floods and recedes long enough to allow planting; this is the main source of Raej’s food supply.

Provinces
  • {Ta-Sheme aka Upper Raej} (Districts: Buhen & Ayyubid)
  • {Ta-Awy aka Middle Raej} (Districts: Asyut & Lahun)
  • {Ta-Mehew aka Lower Raej} (Districts: Pelusium & Damietta)


Culture:
Raej is a land steeped in tradition and its lifeblood is from the major river which cuts the Territory into halves, the river Vaal. Since time immeasurable Raej had placed a sacred trust in the Priests and Priestesses, believing in the men and women to bring them closer to the Darkness while Queens were meant to supply the physical needs and not spiritual. Passed down through decrees from religious leaders there are a couple of traditions to be aware of in Raej. While all can be observed some have fallen out of favor since the Purge and tumultuous times after the devastation.

  • Children are given a birth name that is usually a diminutive of one of their parent’s or relative’s names until their Birthright Ceremony. No matter what the outcome of the ceremony a child is afterwards given a new adult name right after paternity is accepted or denied.
  • The Priestesseshood maintains one should visit the Temple or Sanctuary once a week to receive a cleansing of the spirit. It is not required but often looked upon favorably to bring something to the temple such as food or clothing that can be given to those in need. In a community one who is not seen attending temple for at least a month in generally asked why he or she isn’t going, up onto the point of being reminded incessantly of the need to go to a cleansing service.
  • Women have customarily covered their hair and even face at times if they are unwed.
  • Women before the age of Offering should be escorted by a relative past Offering when out of the house.
  • Men are allowed weapons only after their 13th birthday, before that they taught with wooden sticks.
  • For extremely traditional families Queens are removed from the family home and given onto another Queen and either her Court or family dependent on the family’s choice of Queen. The young Queen is then raised by the elder Queen as to make sure she has her whole life to learn how to rule.








 

 

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