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Meghala Kimata

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Ixion - Light, sun, fire, strength, war, heroism, knowledge, banish the darkness, oppose entropy and evil, preserving the balance and the universal order
Asterius - Trade, wealth, travel, guile, social climbing, merchants, thieves
Valerias - Love, passion, desire, fertility, beauty, arts, protection
Khoronus - Knowledge, history, philosophy, good government, patience, diplomacy
Pater (Kagyar) - Crafts, metallurgy, sculpture, construction, miners
Protius - Oceans and marine creatures, water, capriciousness, travel
Tyche - Luck (good or bad), chance, destiny, risk and hazard
Tiresias - Visions of the future, dreams, poetry and music, astrology, prophetic revelations, legends, magic
Faunus - Sylvan races, animals, sensuality, instincts, drunkenness, revelry, hedonism, poetry and music
Ninfangle - Rakasta, bravery, adventure, travel, battle, hunting
Ka - Rakasta, protection of life, wisdom, healing, prosperity, knowledge, magic
Korotiku - Wisdom, guile, cleverness, liberty, clear thinking, jokes and fun, cheating and subterfuge
Bozdogan (Loki) - Guile, deceit, intrigue, lies
Ilneval (Karaash) - War, victory, conquest, tactics, strength, humanoids
Varellya (Vanya) - Victory, war, conquest, pride, honour, strength
Chiron - Centaurs, sylvan races, arts, healing, knowledge, wisdom
1. Kastelios, Mivosia, Ilioloosti (the most populous), Cyclonia, Hrissopolis, Kalavronti and Polakatsikes are city-states of the Meghala Kimata plain and are what remained of the ancient Milenian Empire that once dominated the central-northern region of Davania, vanished in III century AC because of the fall of its administration and of the army. Each are mainly inhabited by descendents of the Milenians, even though some of the border communities (in particular Cyclonia and Hrissopolis) also housed important communities of Davanian halfling and elves, who remained behind during the migrations that carried these peoples towards the northern continent. Each city possesses a temple dedicated to an ancient Milenian Immortal, considered the local patron:

The cult of the other Milenian Immortals is however popular in all the city-states, where usually there is also a temple (called Pantheon) present in which are statues that represent the Immortals and where altars are erected dedicated to the individual Immortals of the Milenian cult, among which are also numbered Tyche (patroness of luck and fate) and Faunus (patron of the forests, instinct, and arts).
2. Taksidhi was originally a Tanagoro settlement founded by the inhabitants of the Serpent Peninsula. Later on it was conquered by the Milenians who renamed it Telos Taksidhi, and this city constituted the western border of the vast Milenian Empire. When Milenia began to fall, Telos Taksidhi was the first to declare its own independence before the central government could remedy the secession. Currently the inhabitants of the city are a crucible of mixed races, mainly half-blood Tanagoro and Milenians called Taksidhians, which have set apart once the rivalry between the two ethnic groups and have decided to collaborate for their survival, succeeding to transform the city into a prosperous fortified settlement on the border of the Lowlands of Amalur. Here the cults of Ixion, Korotiku and Valerias receive great tributes from the citizens, and are considered the trinity that watch over the security and the prosperity of the Taksidhians.
3. Garganin arose on the Davanian coast and is a Hulean colony that had lost for centuries any contact with the motherland and had later been abandoned to itself. The city (numbered amongst the four most important of the region) is inhabited both by the Huleans and by various families of rakasta (caracasta) and enslaved humanoids, and worship some typically Hulean Immortals: Bozdogan (Loki), Bath (Tyche), Ilneval (Karaash) and Inuus (Faunus).
4. Meghala Kimata is also inhabited by numerous tribes of nomads both of the human and rakasta races (these are the majority, divided into the servasta and fast runner subraces). The rakasta worship in unison both Ninfangle, patron of the ancient rakasta values (hunting, nomadism, honour, courage) and Ka the Protector (considered the creator and the patron of wisdom). The humans are descendents of the Milenians, Varellyans and their Neathar slaves, and are devotees of Varellya (Vanya), Ixion and Tiresias.
5. Tribes of centaurs moreover live in Meghala Kimata, defending their own hunting grounds from the intrusions of the rakasta and humans. These centaurs, once members of the Milenian Empire, have an extremely sophisticated culture and are devoted to the cults of Ixion, their spiritual father, and of Chiron, the wisest among the centaurs.