A Jeweled Mecha
Located on the shores of Lake Khonsu in Tolara's great Chisisi Desert, Baruti is a relatively unforgiving city in more ways than one; geographically it is hot to the point of intolerability to those not adapted to desertous climates. But so too does the Ilerian Priestly Elite rule the city with an oppressive iron fist. Founded in 5877, Baruti is believed to be the site that the Ilerian Goddess Netamesphut was attempting to lead her people to during the great migration from Eris'ka; it's believed she ascended to divinity at the site known as Se-Netamesphut, and that her last act before leaving for the Celestial Plane was to lead the ileri to the shores of Lake Khonsu. There she instructed them to construct a temple in her honor, so that she may continue to provide for ther people from the other Plane. With limited resources, early years in the city were difficult; most of the Ileri perished due to manlnutrition and dehydration until sufficient agricultural methods were developed. Their struggles were made all the harder by repeated raids by the region's native Khenra; one Khenra raid on Early Baruti in 5883, led to the razing of over half the city- including the partial destruction of the first Harapwati Teshut constructed by the Priest's Guild in 5891.