A city in northern Leokolriz.
Archaeologists found traces of settlements in this region which go back to the year 497 NZR. A withered document, found in the ruins of what used to be the city archive, mentions that Kiv Mingumisel celebrated its 256th anniversary in 72 NZR. This probably means that it became known by this name in 328 NZR. Unlike many cities near the sea, Kiv Mingumisel was not directly destroyed by the Ran-E-Zu military. Instead, its population appears to have died out slowly when the radioactive fallout of the final attacks drifted towards the Ralenlos Mountains. The breakdown of national and international supply chains was not helpful, either. When the Rilsu recolonized the area, the new settlement was named "Zakiselmi" in memory of its predecessor.
Points of interest
Kiv Mingumisel had a medium-sized university which was mostly known for its literature studies. There was also a remarkable number of theaters, concert halls and art galleries for a city that far removed from the densely-populated sea costs.
Even before the alliance with the Rilanga Union, the city's cultural venues and the serene, beautiful landscape attracted a fair share of visitors from all over the western nations. Many Rilanga families came here to enjoy a theater play or art exhibition, and it wasn't rare for them to settle down.
Houses in the old town were primarily built from granite and had roofs which where covered in red schist tiles. More modern buildings were mostly built from steel-reinforced concrete. Those were especially found in the northern quarters of the city. Buildings favored straight lines and sills or panels with elegant geometric patterns. A lot of these decorations were added during the last two decades before the Final War, after Leokilriz entered an alliance with the Rilanga Union.
The city was located in the fertile region between the Leomiran River and the Leozien River. It was built on hilly terrain near the southern foothills of the Ralenlos Mountains. The name literally means "misty hills" and refers to the high levels of humidity in the air, especially during dawn and dusk.
The green landscape and temperate climate were well-suited for agriculture and lifestock. Of particular note were the diedegaong bees which were cultivated both for their honey and their short but soft wool.
The home city of the Op family is finally more than a nameless map marker! Yay! At least now I know what name to insert in the character articles when I talk about their careers and stuff. I might draw a picture of a big wooly bee sooner or later. Maybe even give them a proper article, although I doubt that they will contribute anything to the story. But then again, who knows...