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Detailed articles about the spires to come!
Above the tumult of the Floor, the Heights are the residential quarters of Oblogga. Though the water is troubled by thousands and thousands of people, the rooms within the spires are waveproof. Being able to live on the lowest floors is a privilege of the wealthy. About the same amount of people inhabit every floor, but as the spires become thinner, so do the space. Where the upper-class of the lowest floors have so much room they can't fill everything, the poorest at the top of the spires have to sleep in confined spaces or in turns.
Each one of the spires is unique in its way, with the most obvious one being the central spire and the Trade that surround its bottom. Unknown to most outsiders, a part of the Trade is actually inside the spire, only accessible through the narrow passageways, thus restricted physically to most species. There, black market stalls stand alongside regular ones without worry, for there is no regulation about what is sold inside the central spire.
What to see here ?
- There isn't much to see inside the Heights. Most of the activities are organized by small neighbour communities, repurposing rooms for feasts, storytelling or combat training.
- In the waters between the spires, grandiose performances by Ink artists dancing and painting in their trails.
- Shady businesses are found deep in the maze of tunnels. From pseudo-magical artifacts to dangerous substances and even copies of The Genesis hatched from the End.
The Backplains are flat. They cover half of the surface of Oblogga, but are way less populated than the Spires. At least in sentient beings. They are the farming lands, feeding the whole Sphere and more. The extra production is sent over to other Spheres by large skips. Oppollln is the primary customer of the exportations: although the Sphere is the biggest of all, it has almost no arable land.
Amidst the varech forests, jellies are found in overwhelming quantities. Cultivators harvest both the plants and the animals periodically, rotating across the seven domains. Two lineages, the Xirkllh and the Dermnmll share the ownership of the majority of the varech exploitation.
Overlapping on a third of the varech forests is livestock farming. Primals are kept under constant watch in nets that are also used to harvest them when the time comes. The fibres used to manufacture the nets aren't of the best quality, so the shepherds have to be constantly on guard to catch the occasional escapist.
Art and Culture
Artistic talent is not quite as acknowledged as physical prowess are in Oblogga. The population have nothing against performances, but artists can hardly put any food in their plates. When they are able to, they emigrate to other Spheres such as Éthivl where they can live of their art.
Jellies, fishes or not ?
There is no way to tell a jelly from a jellyfish, although they are two very different organisms. The latter lives freely in the Expanse, their body composed almost entirely of water, and are rarely edible, let alone nourrishing. Jellies are said to be domesticated and carefully bred jellyfishes cycles after cycles. They tend to be smaller than wild types and are dependant on the Sphere's medium to survive. Albeit their bland tast, they have a great nutritional value. The diet of most Obloggians is about half jellies, half varech, for these two products come at a cheap price and are more than enough to fill the belly.