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Also I would think everything sort of looks like shit but is made of gold and some looks like better shit. But all is shit looking.
 
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The Golden Cities
Vital statistics
Type Home Civilization
Controlled By The Arkn
Affiliation Arkn
Inhabitants Countless (formerly)

The Golden Cities (Located in The Aetherium) are the dwelling place of the Arkn. Most Golden Cities are split into districts or zones, and are surrounded by large walls, separating the city from the Outlands. The Golden Cities were created by the Arknmagus Raziel.

Kevitakh'Aro'Smath (Elysia)

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The capital city of the Arkn. Sometimes referred to as "The Golden City".

Districts

Aristocracy

The Aristocracy District is the district which houses the best, brightest, and most successful Arkn. They're put in charge of the banks and economy of the City and house the societies and committees dedicated to the betterment of each district. They are the wealthiest and therefore most self-centered district, and tend to have dynasties built on wealth in very large family units.

The current Arkn Lord of Aristocracy is Preth'ad'hedral.

Government

The Government District is, obviously, the head of the government units in the Golden City. These Arkn are in charge of law enforcement and keeping relative peace between districts, along with monitoring the economy to ensure that all communication is lawful. Goverment is also the district that presides over the Arkn Royal Guard and the Arkn Forces. This district houses the Cabinet of Arkn Lords.

The most recent Arkn Lord of Government is Tek'han'kedmikh.

Clergy

The Clergy District is the district that heads the sacred matters of the Golden City. They oversee the religious affiliation of the districts, oversee fellowship and adhere to the cryptic leadership of the Hethe, called Hetheism. Seeing as Arkn are typically highly sexually-charged, the leaders of the Church are always females, who are strong Mother figures. As an exception, there are some girls that are kept chaste in order to preserve their high blood as they will be potential Arkn Ladies. Considering religion is a fairly major component of the Arkn, the Clergy have their say in most mediums of lawmaking and the public good.

The most recent Arkn Baroness of Clergy is Cla'rif'exdja.

Scholars

The Scholars District presides over knowledge and wisdom dispersing through every caste. They are in charge of the education system and house the historians, doctors and anthropologists of the City. They teach about the history of the Arkn and Dekn and the symbiosis of their existence. They have the only gate to the Outlands that remains opened, but they're all too wise to venture out beyond the gate. The Scholar District is easily the most learned of any other district.

The most recent Arkn Lord of Scholars is Zed'jor'tgak.

Labor

The Labor District presides over most commonplace occupations in the City. These Arkn are naturally the most poverty-stricken district. It houses many gangs and crime, black market exchanges and shady business of that sort, and is also the largest district. They have little say in governmental and economic procedures.

The most recent Arkn Lord of Labor is Ghed'bri'khul.

The Cabinet of Arkn Lords

The Cabinet of Arkn Lords is the governmental system by which the welfare of The Golden City is determined. It's run by a quintet of Arkn Lords, each a representative of their respective district. Being self-centered entities, the Arkn exchange their reign in a round-robin kind of manner, each representative taking one eternity per reign, enforcing a dictatorship of sorts.

The lifespan of each Arkn ensures that the quintet will last for aeons, until it is finally time to elect another quintet of Lords. The election process is based on pure merit and status. The previous council chooses the one that will follow it. The citizens have no say.

In the event of an assassination, as with what occurred when the Arknangel Uriel defected, the Cabinet elects a replacement based off of that district's dynasties or by pure merit, as they would with a typical election.

The Cabinet meets upon appointment in The Beacon, which resides in the Government District.

The Outlands

The outer area around the Golden City's five districts that is avoided by most Arkn because it is full of deadly and disgusting wildlife. There is a golden gate with four entrances all around the districts keeping the public in and the creatures out. While most keep the gate under lock and key, the Scholars have abandoned it assuming that there citizens are too educated to go outside of it.

The Paradisium

The Paradisium was created by the Arknmagus Raziel, using a combination of magic and cutting-edge technology. The Paradisium consists of twelve layers, formed of concentric rings, which levitate high above the sea. Over time, the technology that holds it aloft has begun to break down, causing it to sink lower and lower.

The Paradisium was built to be a haven for magic users: a place where magic and culture could flourish, and magically-inclined Arkn could learn to master their abilities at a magic College. After the Inquisition of King Gilgamesh, however, all magi were purged from the city (under the accusation that they were using Dekn magics), and all traces of the city's magical roots were erased. The College was revamped to be the home of The Choir. The city is the setting of the annual Day of Great Calling and the accompanying festivities.

Carrowind

Carrowind was a smaller, older, less opulent city of the Arkn. It was known as the "City of Song". The city itself was rather isolated, and seldom received visits from King Gilgamesh. The last known ruler was Queen Tyri, who ruled alongside her young son.

Tyri was assassinated, and the city was razed to the ground, with no survivors; this was carried out on the orders of Gilgamesh, as punishment for the supposed crime of harboring a Dekn fugitive. The destruction was blamed on a Dekn warlord named The Carver.