Kot is the unofficial Capital of the Fire Valley, where the Magmer live. It is built from the dark volcanic rock that surrounds the area. The buildings have flat roofs, which enables the Magmer adulthood ritual of sleeping on top of the World (which just means on top of ones own house roof). The towers of the village are 3 stories high, while a normal family home usually only has a ground floor.
Kot lies on the shore of the Hot Sea, making it a popular place for hobby hikers and sea explorers. The cliffs are high enough for the sea's mist to stay far under them, though.
The FlagThe Flag of Kot was designed by a small team around Togu'a, the founder of Kot. It visually resembles the geographic of the town. The blue stripe on the left resembles the Hot Sea. The red stripe at the bottom resembles the Liquid Lava, also called Tof, that is flowing under the town. The black background resembles the dark grey and black landscape of the Fire Valley, as well as the dark rock used to make all the buildings in Kot. And finally, the red circle with the six black spikes resembles the rising sun over the mountains of the fire ring, that can all be seen on the horizon.
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Explorers and Scientists: 20%
Divers / Sea Explorers: 8%
Medics and Drug Researchers: 15%
Actual Doctors: 3%
Construction Workers: 10%
Professional Sportsmen/-women: 5%
Students and underage: 20%
Unable to work: 5%
Magmer usually become about 140 years old if they don't die by an unnatural cause.
106-120: 3% (In the age of 100, many leave the place for The Last Expedition)
Read more: The Government of Kot
By their direct access to The Cliffs and their large number of artists and scientists, Kot is a popular place for the wandering traders of the other magmer settlements, who mostly bring wheat from the Wheat Sea.
Guilds and Factions
People adorn their private houses in two ways: The first is to make big paintings or scriptures in The Magmer Language on their outer house walls. The second one is to put sculptures on top of their roofs - which are always flat. These sculptures are usually just artistically chiseled rocks that bring a little bit of variety into the boring landscape of flat roofs.
- Volcanic Rock from everywhere around
- Sulfur and Water from the sea
- Minerals occasionally hidden in the cliff (mainly used to make paint)
- Some very tough algae and plankton from the Hot Sea
- Red Moss (occasionally found under ground by just digging open some earth, or on the cliff walls)
- Scale Mice, bats and moles.
It is the first night of spring, year 992. The Namut, the most lonely of all mountains, has just erupted, announcing midnight as in every night. The ground softly vibrates under the homes of the cities. The grey and black cliffs of the capital Kor slowly stop moving for the first time in this spring.
The distant stars sparkle in the dark night sky over the Fire Valley . The white and blue milky way glitters through the black and red of the cloud and smoke that is carried over from the far mountains. Namut. Smaw. Lnut. Atmod. Mod. Dot. The spectacles of the Fire Ring enlighten the Fire Valley night for night. The few open magmer eyes are gazing at the spectacle, slowly being weighed to sleep.
Behind the smoke and spark, the full moon shines over the Hot Lake. The sparks and occasional hot bubbles peacefully disturb the view, adding a touch of movement to the scene. The spring adds a sliver of warmth to the breeze of wind. A few red moss patches decorate the dark rocky cliff of Kor, the unofficial Capital of the Magmer Race.