To be Tel Yak'koli is to be from nowhere, proudly. Everyone knows where it is! You can spot it from space! But only the locals understand how isolated it truly is—and only us historians realize how desolate it once was!
To someone from up yak'koliThon, Thon ends where thon light ends. All which thon can see is graciously accepted into thar fold, and thar're cheering on Thar's ongoing contibutions to the everlasting prosperity of Yak'koli.
Anyone who lives more than a few floors below the rim—down yak'koli[/tub]Thar Knows that Thon're wordy blowhards, and could stand to do a lot less talking and a lot more working.
Yak'kolithar was originally founded around 2034 LJS (231 AD, 17251 CS) as a cistern dam within a miles-wide structure of Ventricle Coral to capture water for the cities living nearer to the sun-baked surface of the Kajh-Tai Region. When Amberchrys was discovered beneath the cistern circa 2070, it was seen more as an ecological and structural hazard than as a boon, and Yak'kolithar became a base of operations for reinforcing the strong, arched structures of Ventricle Coral.
As Yak'kolithar grew, it became one of the many towns connected to the network of subterranean locks and canals. Furthermore, the oculus made for an ideal access for a skyport. The town became a key point of distribution to Vamithar Bay, and continued to grow. More residents meant more exploration and luxuries, and a new industry rose from the most unseeming aspects of Yak'klitharian culture: candy.
The Psiotronics Revolution
Nobody expected confectioners to be the one to kick the world back into gear after the Glistering Lacuna, but they were the ones who realized that, with enough tempering, Amberchrys can become a strong enough crystal to be used for Imbuistry.
This alternative source of materials—something that could be grown and farmed—made all the difference.