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Author Topic: Culture of Nharkava (Statistics, Climate & Geography)  (Read 2803 times)


Offline Devika Ranjana

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Culture of Nharkava (Statistics, Climate & Geography)
« on: Feb 22, 12, 09:28:05 AM »

Capital City: Orissa

Population: 4.8 million, combined of Blood & Landen
Population Breakdown: 96% native to Territory *Nharkava has remarkably closed borders and even since Glacia’s influence has a very small population of foreigners.
Caste Breakdown: 87% Landen / 13% Blood / Any natural Caste surplus or deficits.
    -Queens are EXTREMELY rare. The land was dying because there are too few native Queens. As the current Queen is only of Summer Sky Jewels it would be extremely unlikely to see any Queens with a Birthright of Rose or darker without compelling circumstances. Queens from Glacia can hold much darker Jewels.
     -To make up for lacks of Queens ruling, Warlord Princes have become more prevalent in society and the numbers keep increasing. There are many Warlord Princes in Nharkava comparatively. (If you think in percentages, where Warlord Princes were only 1% of the Jeweled population, they are now 2%, double the former amount.)
     -Healers have moderately increased status and clout. While they are not rulers of Districts or Provinces, Healers have been made leaders of towns over Priestesses since the Purge. Native Nharkavans, injured since the Purge and having faced an extremely slow rebound have come to realize over the decades the importance of Healers. With that slow societal realization there have been improvements in the power of Healers, equaling or exceeding the power of Priestesses.
Major Exports: Textile goods, jewelry of gold and silver, turquoise and sapphires, surplus grains and produce, ivory, native animals (those which are exotic to other territories).
Major Imports: Gems (those not found in the mountains), exotic animals (horses, cows, pigs are exotic in Nharkava), luxury goods. Due to the formerly restricted borders, Nharkava is generally self sustained and imports few goods.

The center of Nharkava is a growing paradise. Those clouds that pass over the mountains suck up moisture from the low lands and drop another bout of moisture, in the form of rain, over all the main land. It is warm most of the year and rarely sees the chill that its northern neighbor Glacia is know for. Only on the border, in the Province Jharkhand, does snow fall during the winter. This snow is only for a month during the coolest weather between the end of December and beginning of January.

The foothills, below the mountain border, are less suited to growing and most often are used for cattle ranching or forestry. Less rain falls in these area but many small rivers of snow melt and moisture that comes down the mountains. Specifically in Sikkim, the foothills fall much further into their farming land creating large expenses of forests. Each Province has their fair share of forested jungles but Sikkim’s is the most dense and lush.

Mountains are windy and get much colder during the winter months. Many mountains sport snow caps year round and are known only for the mountain goats, small game animals, and birds as wildlife. Only those most brave or most hardy call the true mountains, not the foothills, home. Goa holds claim to the largest and most impressive mountains, second only to those that border Askavi.


The edges of Nharkava are all mountainous and rough, which has allowed for their isolationism. At the center of the Territory is the lush tropical paradise where most of the populations lives and works. The border between Glacia and Nharkava is the least rough with many mountain passes.

Features of note: Holy Mountain Range, the Ladakh Mountains. This range is at the Southern tip of Nharkava, extending east and west part way through both Goa and Sikkim Provinces. These are the tallest range of mountains in Nharkava and are considered the holiest. The name is a derivative of the Mother’s holy name Lavanya. The Ladakh Range is where the monks live, a collection from all the holy temples, and the rebellion uses the wide network of caves as their hideout.

Ladakh Lake is also considered the holy site, at the bottom of the Ladakh Mountains. It is the largest pool of mountain water. It has been said those who stare into the depths of the pool and find their inner peace have a direct line to communicate with the Mother herself. She still decides if the prayers are worthy of answer but many pilgrims come to the large lake to immerse themselves in the chill mountain water. The lake is a little over 700 miles of shoreline (think Lake Ontario in the United States).

The western mountains, which border Askavi, are called the Western Range by Blood but named the Western Gama, after the Landen God Gautama. The Western Gama is were the highest mountain, towering above all the surrounding mountains, with the holy temple of Gautama is located. These mountains are nearly forever snowed and protect Nharkava from much of the cold in Askavi. They also mean the foothills below the Western Gama are extremely dry but many mountain melt rivers exist.

  • Jharkhand (Districts: Manipur & Uttar Pradesh)
  • Goa (Districts: Bihur & Assam)
  • Sikkim (Districts: Kerala & Gujarat)