"What does it mean to be Kagomine? I don't know, I haven't been one very long..."
"What? But you lived in Lavali all your life!"
"Yeah, exactly. When you live in Lavali, everything is far away, and you're alone with the Mountains. It's not like Megamisama where people step on you merely because they're not looking where they're going!"
"Oh, yeah, that ain't happening a lot in Lavali? How come?"
"You mean, with 200000 people in lavali to Megamisama's 7 million?"
"Yeah, bit of a difference there. Not that Lavali is alone in being a smaller city surrounded by larger ones, all the big cities are port cities in Kagomei."
Native or naturalized: Amalthea, Prithyanka, Mikhala, Kira, Jaesa, Rumiko, Flora, Jima, Najima, Naflora, Ami, Rei, Shibué, Alezzia, Rylee, Nehanna, Shara, Reina, Narei, Mako, Namako, Jewella, Nakrysta, Narobin, Senya, Nameita, Laera, Nalara, Nalanara, Byanka,
Imported from other languages and seen commonly but used as-is:
Ilyana, Shanunzia, Robin, Cehna, Lana,
Amarat, Amarak, Innu, Valatran, Meltran, Beltran, Venti, Trenti, Doppio, Largo, Cainu, Marhamat, Andei, Tadros, Solon, Kalatran, Namei, Thearon, Naniko, Vull, Solostaran,
Valias, Matsu, Mitsu, Mishu, Sooshan, Mindo, Ryder, Stegab, Nastegab, Sanarai, Nasarai, Solar, Raptor,
Native: Kagomei, Yesugai, Kamagai, Yamagai, Veneer, Ma, Naloli, Laigai, Takahashi, Takamine, Yamahashi, Laihashi, Laimine, Namine, Nama, Naveneer, Yameneer, Narapt, Raptahashi, Matsumoto, Dandelion, Namei, Domei, Stark, Hayley, Boulton, Kimazi, Rolkazi, Halemoto, Bameimeimeito, Stegab, Nastegab,
Common imported or mixed: Weintraub, Van Pelt, Starboecks, Vannalecki,
The names above are the "common' names, that everone tries, but the kagomine naming ritual is; try names until you find one that pacifies the child, so sometimes you find really strange ones.
Each province or region has its own dialect:
Kimagurei: sing-song language, maritime culture
Megamisama: brusque speech, cosmopolitan
Veneer: excessive search for elegance in speech, snobs
Innu & Dunkehl: two different dialects, but both populaces are rural and hard working
Byzance: Minimalist, almost brutalist, more industrial, still hardworking, but with more of a complexity addiction than Dunkehl, less then Veneer
Lavali: lilting speech, not sing-song, but do have more verse in normal speech than other dialects, alpine culture, love of beauty and nature
Adaptability is their highest value, correspondingly, conservatism is felt to limit one's prospect, because one is trying to say they're trying hard enough.
Fully participating in the Lai Dang Treaty Authority
which reached, just barely, kardashev lvl 1
Reverse engineered, from captured equipment, spaceflight capability
Dark Green, so dark as to be almost black, is associated with the imperial family, anyone wearing this colour will be reprimanded. Because it's the imperial colour(and for the last hundred years, the imperial eye colour), it was chosen for awards made directly by the imperial head of state:
- ME-30 Meihomei
- ME-25 Nameihomei
- Emerald Knight of Great Kagome
- Merit of Honour
- Kagomine Navy List of Renown (the plaque is on deepest green marble)
- CI-10+ Secretary
- The insignia of all OF-10 officers has shoulder boards in black trimmed with this colour, unless they:
- Own a dual rank that is on this list
- Own an aristocratic rank of Domei or higher(basically given for saving the kingdom multiple times, the automatic rank for an of -10 is a Feyd, so happens very rarely)
- Have been decorated with the order, or received the merit.
Analecta Kagome Kira Takahashi
Kagome Jaesa Carson Takahashi
Dandelion Family Kagome Family Matsumoto Family