1 Matriarch per Colony
3.9 million approx.
5,865 m (19242.13 ft)
Imports & Exports:
Wôrdiţ, Metals, Gemstones, Jewelry, Game Meats
Muntade Lumber, Spices, Clay, Ka'Tika, Spring Rot Trees, Shells
Light Grey & Dark Grey
Varying in heights, stupendous rock cliffs gleaming a distinct champagne coloration are the Ãoni Coastal Region. At their feet lay the plentiful oceans of Tam'nýer—a'. The true treasure of the Ãoni's coastal homes are however what is hidden to the naked eye; a vast tunnel system carved into the rock & clay connecting the individual nests. The higher ranking Ãoni however, are indeed visible, as they tend to reside in the dryer cousins of the Muntade trees that grow solely out of the cliff-sides.
The bark and roots of the Muntade tree are vital in the construction of their homes as means of being load-bearing beams and archways of their homes. The Ãoni reside in cliff side caves and trees. The caves are large pockets carved out of the rock, nesting close together, and deeper into the cliffs, connected by a tunnel system.
The higher ups of the colony will most likely reside in whatever trees deemed safe enough to nest in growing out of said cliff side. Every Matriarch, in charge of her separate colony, and her immediate family reside in a tree that stands on the top of the cliff. This permits the Matriarch to watch over her colony more easily, and the colony's herd of Wôrdiţ.
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TRADITIONAL FOODS & THOSE BASED ON ORIGINALS
The Wôrdiţ Pot-Pie takes a bit of time to make, but it’s a favourite comfort food from the Ãoni Coast that has been made popular in the Mountains and throughout the Lungs continent due to the Z'sa'Ză-'Bäa trade. The Wôrdiţ flank meat is chopped in small chunks, and then half of it is browned in a large pan, and later mixed with the raw half of the meat and left to stew with Muntade bark and a handful of B'ashl (not more or it will become too salty) for two candlemarks. Once the Wôrdiţ is cooked to the point that the meat is tender, it’s time to slightly brown the chopped Hurtulj with mild Vrația spice added for taste, and then everything is mixed together with chopped herbs to form the stuffing of the Pot-Pie.
Dry Muntade bark is then used to create a “nest” which gets padded with a sweet dough made from Tūkka flour and baked Zlytnoki. Once the “nest” gets filled with the stuffing, more dough is added to form the crust, and everything is baked in the embers of a dying fire until the Muntade bark is almost burned. The Wôrdiţ Pot-Pie is a dish to eat hot and to share as a family.
This is a food specific to the Ãoni living in ZàÞça, although they say that it has been developed based on a traditional Ãoni Coast recipe. According to other rumours, a talented Ãoni cook discovered the sweetness of the Féòg and, becoming addicted to it, tried to incorporate it in as many Ãoni recipes as possible. Irrespective of the truth, the ZàÞçan Delights are very popular with the Ãoni healers due to the burst of energy they produce.
The Tūkka flour, Féòg pods, half of the Drîmos sugar, the Ynéijusx milk and the water used to boil the B'ashl are combined into a smooth homogenous dough, and then a small piece of Wôrdiţ lard is stirred into the mix until it melts, together with the finely crushed roasted Noor’liès and the juice from the Žraăst'e’s Fingers and the Zlytnoki. At this point, the dough should be rather sticky and a couple of handfuls of Tūkka flour should be added in, after which the mixture should be left to rest for a candlemark in a cool and dark place. To make the cakes, the cooled dough is rolled on a floured surface with a pin until it’s only slightly thick. Using a glass cup, round cake shapes are formed and then placed on a heated pan until they’re lightly browned on each side. Set aside to cool until they are just warm, and then sprinkle with a few drops of Miraile nectar and the other half of the dried Drîmos sugar before serving.
Spice of Life Salad
This is a food specific to the Ãoni living in ZàÞça, although it has been developed based on a traditional Ãoni Coast recipe.
The Glass Noodles are boiled with Ynéijusx milk and Vrația spice until they are done and all the milk has been absorbed, and then left to cool for a candlemark, after which the chopped Ka'Tika fish and the Damþî petals are added together. This should result in an intense blue color and quite a powerful taste too. The black Skïtra are roasted separately, and then added together with the shellfish and the Fairies of the Sea, and everything is mixed together into a blue-black-white salad which is said to make one receive visions from Ŧ'ţ'ra-'kii as they sleep after their meal.
This is a recipe which has actually been brought to the Ãoni Coast by the Z'sa'Ză-'Bäa merchants trading. However, in true Ãoni spirit, our lovely birds have adapted it to their own tastes and they swear up and down that it was Ŧ'ţ'ra-'kii’s wish for them to cook the Wôrdiţ meat in a different way. It is now considered a traditional meal. The food is actually very popular in T-'a'Ţăs'múr as well.
The fresh Hurtulj and the Wôrdiţ meat are boiled together with the B'ashl until the meat is very tender and almost melting, and then layed out as a thick paste over hot flat stones (cooking on hot flat stones is actually specific to T-'a'Ţăs'múr). On top, sprinkle the dried IÞ'clet berries, dried (and chopped) Skïtra of all colors, and dried blue Tágraz, and then the Vrația spice (after taste). Let everything slowly cook on the hot stones until the boiled meat is dry and starting to burn around the edges, and eat hot.
Akup'ta-majidée is an Ãoni colony that is, for lack of a better term, the black sheep of all Ãoni colonies. When it comes to the Ãoni Coastal Region, other Ãoni colony matriarchs tend to not even acknowledge Akup'ta-majidée. In fact, its gotten so bad that there is a growing rejection of other Ãoni colonies refusing to trade with Akup'ta-majidée, so much to the point that some colonies won't even permit other fellow Ãoni from this particular colony to visit, even if they have relatives there. This is all due to Akup'ta-majidée's matriarch believing that their people need to change their ways and open their doors to other races, and desist in condemning their own people for leaving. It's completely revolutionizing the accepted way of worshiping Ŧ'ţ'ra-'kii.
While the rest of the world may find Akup'ta-majidée to be the most accepting, and destination dream to finally enter the world of the Ãoni, this colony suffers a high price to pay, as they are becoming more and more rejected and ignored by their peers, making life difficult for those that live there. However, they are staying afloat by making provision runs to T-'a'Ţăs'múr, and they have even ventured as far as Kewtz.
Akup'ta-majidée is the Ãoni colony on the island closest to the volcano off the east coast of T-'a'Ţăs'múr.
This glowing fungal forest is a seaside refuge underneath the Ãoni Coasts. The Giyu have taken refuge here after the Red Sands War that nearly destroyed their entire race. Many Giyu are born in now as it is the only true hatchery for them left. The rocky shores of the Ãoni Coast, and the protection from the chants of the Ãoni colonies themselves keeps any potential threats away from the nesting Giyu mothers who are trying to build some semblance of their race back from extinction.
The fungal forest provides dense coverage from the rough seas, the storms of the coasts, and even an array of nutrients that help the Giyu produce rich nesting grounds for their egg clutches. Without this refuge the Giyu would surely be extinct by now. For Giyu looking to mate, it has become a beacon to do so here as well, naturally, though there is no obligation to stay.
Zeska has no strict governance, but all are in agreement that the hatchlings and the nests are the main priority of the refuge. Older Giyu are welcome to live their lives in the community that is attempting to thrive, but they are also expected to keep up with maintaining the protection they need against anything from beneath the waters from trying to make their way in to fungal forests, as well as taking care of the eggs and infants.