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Cuīcani

Structure

Home Matriarch

The head priestesses of the main humble home temple chosen from one of the three divas. Every home matriarch contracts a humble home that acts as the chief temple for the length of her reign. She directs the local political independence agenda, international strategy and the point of interaction with visiting rangers.  

Red Diva

Daughters of Bai Sai's permanent class who overindulge and oversee dye production in the surrounding forests and its distribution to the shifting population.

Yellow Diva

Daughters of Bai Sai's permanent class who indulge and oversee dye production in the surrounding forests and its application to finished goods.

Green Diva

Daughters of Bai Sai's permanent class who indulge and oversee dye production in the surrounding forests and its storage and transfer.
 

Fan Wavers

Acolytes and other followers to the home leaders and subservient to the coloured divas. They get their informal name for their fanning the the divas wherever they go while topless. It is what they are most known for, but they are also the divas' students in their specific crafts and ideology.  

Head Worker

A contracted serving man adept that managing the personal affairs and households of the divas. They rarely need to exert any physical effort in directing the carriers under them. He wears a red, yellow and green cross stripped skirt connected to a multi-medallion sash hung from one shoulder.  

Carriers

Essentially support staff to the healthy running of the homes of the matriarch and the three divas, without any serious devotion to the religious order. They are often seen carrying the freight, personal belongings and the divas themselves throughout the mountain landscape.

Culture

The matriarchs adopted a mix Tinged/Rangers mindset. They managed to instill a tinge inspired society dominated by a class of priestess and ranger inspired social practices including education, job guarantees and childcare.

Public Agenda

Horde Colour

The colour pits are the most valuable asset belonging to the outpost that makes them disproportionally wealthy.   The divas are repellent to deliver any cast of dye for the ranger caravans. It is an open secret that caches are hidden deeper in the woods or smuggle quantities to outside markets for quick profits.

Secession

The divas have made open and secret dealings with various weather fort councils that have carefully chipped away at their level of oversight.   The final intension being that they foster discontent between the 14 forts while slowly building a local administration that can govern itself.

Assets

Humble Homes

Nearly all habitations are semi-permanent tents that can be folded and stored when there are not as many people in need of them.   There are designated areas regulated to residences, market stalls and places of worship that use the humble homes plan to shelter the people and their possessions.

Colour Pits

Come rain or shine, the labourers earn most of their salary through the repairing and expansion of the colour pits that are established deeper into the mountain forest.
Here, the residues and secretions from different forest molds that grows plentifully around them after the hurricane season are deposited.
The mold is put in the pits and allowed to ferment whereby they change colour from red to orange to yellow, purple to brown to black and green to light blue to white.

Demography and Population

The population in Bai Sai is rotational. A core of maintenance workers, between 300 to 500, stay on year round (enduring the storm battering during hurricane season) to ensure it is livable for the influx of people from the fourteen weather forts at the start of the dry season. At which point the population balloons to 2000 Ranger supervisors, guards, servants, labourers and vacationing families.

Territories

Mountain Outpost

Bai Sai flaps about on top a mountain overlooking the Remnants. There are a few freshwater ponds and streams off the periphery and two or three larger waterfalls below the cliff where the cloth town rests.   Bai Sai means "City made of Ropes". Poetics like to re-translate that into "City of the Cloth". Either fittingly describes the cascades of multi-coloured settlement draped over the mountain at the heights of summer. This is due to the humble homes being weaved on mass and shipped to Bai Sai's great heights for customization and installation.  

Steep Forest

From where the workers walk out of Bai Sai to their daily tasks, their areas of High Forest rests on an easy 30 degree gradient. Moving further and further away from the settlement limits, the gradient becomes steeper and steeper until it becomes a near vertical drop over the Shadow Realms.

Foreign Relations

Ranger Council

There is no real authority in Bai Sai for most of the year. The head of the workers is usually thought of as the default leader when there is no one else present. But when the rangers undertake their yearly pilgrimage, an impromptu 28 member council of the highest society rangers representing their own respective Forts.

Agriculture & Industry

Dyes

On a far mountain top, that oversees where the storm straits meets the pearl sea, grows a forest that hides a special mold which can be put into a fermentation process involving time and clay vats dug into the open earth. The scattered fish, dredged from the far seas and thrown so high in the hurricane storms, give nutrients to the ugly looking molds and are a part of the sludge during fermentation.  

Forestry

The wild game to be found outside the base are the small monkeys and birds of the forests. Traps are laid out by the permanent workers as means of sustaining themselves. It is otherwise forbidden for anyone else to hunt in the forest for fear of disturbing the mold growth.  

Marine Harvesting

There are winding dirt paths that lead from the top of Bai Sai to the bottom of the Merrows. Where fishers catch and deliver various fish, lobsters, seaweed, prawns, shrimp and the occasional finkin to feed the city.

Trade & Transport

Rope Bridges

Bai Sai is dam near unassailable. It was built atop a short series of flat mountain tops connected via vine and fiber bridges that can be disengaged at any time.
Ranger Strategist
  Simple rope bridges made of grass and vines woven into large bundles to cross over canyons, gorges, rivers and connect mountain peaks, caprocks and carved out caves. It is the job of the workers left in Bai Sai to roll up the bridges and replace the cables every year as part of their responsibilities to ensure it is strong enough to bear high traffic when the population increases.
Bai Sai
Settlement | May 8, 2021
Type
Illicit, Other
Capital
Demonym
Divas
Government System
Banana Republic
Power Structure
Dependent territory
Economic System
Gift economy
Currency
Major Exports
  • Seafood
  • Quetzals
  • Wild Herbs
  • Ropes
  • Salt
  • Finkin Products
  • Fruit Alcohol
  • Pelts
  • Bones
Major Imports
  • Food Stuff
  • Dust Money
  • Unadorned Blankets
Location
Related Professions
Controlled Territories
Manufactured Items
Related Ethnicities
Rangers
Ethnicity | Dec 16, 2020
Eye Contact
Tradition / Ritual | Dec 4, 2020
Xicolli
Item | Jun 10, 2021

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Cover image: Ancient civilizations by Pedro Blanco

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