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The City

Mahakala is the capital city state on the far off continent Kirkush. Mahakala is the jewel of the continent and is a hub of trade, architectural marvels, knowledge, magic and art. The city is located upon the ocean on the eastern side of the country and is backed by a mountain range that is the major pass into the rest of the continent.

Founded by the ancient eastern dragon Mahakala’as’saroud (his whereabouts a secret so well kept that it’s not even known who would know of the secret), his blood still flows through the royal family. Their true successors are marked by a six pointed star on the middle of their forehead. Other descendants of the royal line still feature a pointed star birthmark, though placement and the number of point vary by individual.

In Mahakala is Wurud Palace, where the royal family resides. The palace is built into the side of the mountain and is a large, sprawling estate that goes both within the mountain itself and also built up the mountain side. The palace is famous for it’s Crystal Rose Gardens, which are open to the public and is where the palace and royal protectors take their name.

Royal Family

The Mahakala family is an ancient bloodline, dating back to the days when the Dragons took human form and walked among the people. Mahakala’as’saroud sired the first descendants of the royal family. Some portraits still exists of the first generation of dragonkin and it is said that they look more dragon than human. The blood has now been greatly diluted but will still manifest in the forms of patches of shimmering gold scales, piercing golden eyes, whisker like beards, feral slits, talon like nails, shimmering brassy hair, slightly pointed ears, and/or regal, elegant beauty.

The succession line is non-traditional and both man or woman are allowed to rule if they posses his mark in the correct place. The mark has been known to skip generations and has happened at least four times in known history. It is said that only the purest of heart and most noble of mind will possess the mark of the ancient dragon lord upon their forehead, and so far this line of thinking has not be incorrect.

Placement of the mark on the body is also said the denote certain features in the individual. Examples are over the right beast marking bravery, a mark on the hand shows finesse and a mark on the stomach shows great beauty or handsomeness. These claims are merely a rumor by the smaller folk and the placement of the mark does not actually mean anything, though some members of the royal family have been known to try and live up to the claims of where the mark lays.

Inheriting Line

Hakim Mahakala (Dragon King)

  • Age: 60

Sabah Qarout (Queen Consort)

  • Age: 52

Atefeh Al Hatin

  • Age: 31
  • Married to Jalil Al Hatin. Has three children, all boys: Bassam, Askari, and Hakim.
  • Domestic Diplomat
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Nawal Mahakala

  • Age: 30
  • International Diplomat
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Sahar Herezar

  • Age: 29
  • Trades Negotiator
  • Married to Latif Herezar. Has two children, both boys: Hosni and Askam.
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Ehsan Mahakala

  • Age: 28
  • Duskshot Archer in the Order of Wurud
  • Previously engaged to Fa'iq Qarout
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Jamila Adehi

  • Age: 25
  • Twin sister of Iman
  • Married to Masoud Adehi. Has two children, both boys: Khalil and Rafiq.
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Iman Adehi

  • Age: 25
  • Twin sister of Jamila
  • Married to Cid Adehi. Has two children, both boys: Khalid and Rahim.
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Zeinab Latadsaya

  • Age: 22
  • Married to Fazil Latadsaya. Currently has one child, a girl: Nakia.
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Takisha Mahakala

  • Age: 20
  • Currently engaged to be married to Yasin Al Hatin.
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Qamar Mahakala (Heir Princess)

  • Age: 17
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Khadija Mahakala

  • Age: 15
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Alya Mahakala

  • Age: 12
  • Twin of Amal
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Amal Mahakala

  • Age: 12
  • Twin of Alya
  • Child of Hakim and Sabah

Other Notable Members

Mustafa Mahakala

  • Age: 64
  • Royal Advisor to the Dragon King
  • Hakim's blood brother
  • Married

Kamaria Zahr

  • Age: 58
  • Vault Scholar
  • Hakim's blood sister
  • Married

Askam Mahakala

  • Age: 55
  • Najmiyy General in the Order of Wurud
  • Hakim's blood brother

Nabila Mahakala

  • Age: 52
  • Zahriyy Captain in the Order of Wurud, former Duskshot Archer
  • Ehsan's mentor
  • Hakim's blood sister