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Kugisko
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General
Type City
Location Namorn, on the Syth
Size
Terrain Archipelago, composed of several islands and mainland
Climate Very cold in winter, breezes and winds in spring and summer, storms in summer
Islands At least eleven
Landforms
Bodies of water Syth
Marine Life
Zoology
Location Information
Established Unknown
Official Language Namornese
Religious Head
Leader/Governor
Owner
Population
Residents Master Northice (Head of the Mages' Society of Kugisko)
Heluda Salt (Famed magistrate's mage)
Olennika Potcracker (great-mage)
Kolborn Bancanor (Head of the Goldsmith's Guild)
Religion Namornese pantheon
Patron God Sythuthan
Law Enforcement
Major Events Arson attacks of 1039
Affiliation Namorn
Architecture Ornate wooden houses
Capital
Port Cities
Major Cities
Major Roads
Landmarks
Notable Buildings
Rooms
Politics
Government Overseen by an imperial Governor[1]
Head of State Governor of Kugisko
Empress Berenene
Councils
Military
Wars
Allies
Enemies
Economics
Main Industry Mercantilism
Artisan work
Trade Partners
Currency
Bibliographical information
Circle Universe place
First Mentioned '
First Appeared '
Latest Appearance '
Last Appeared '
Only Appearance Cold Fire
Last Mentioned The Will of the Empress
Only Mentioned '

Kugisko (pronounced koo-GISS-koe) is a city composed of a small archipelago in Namorn. It is inspired by medieval Russia.

Geography

Location and climate

The city is made up of several islands in the Syth, a great lake in Namorn that is known for being tempestuous. Each island is connected by a bridge. During the winter, the water around the islands freezes over, allowing residents to skate to their destination.

In the winter, it is very cold, and icy winds blow in from the Syth. During the spring, more winds. In the summer, it is very much like Dancruan, sunny but also a bit chilly at times. Being near the Syth, storms could come out of the blue.

Islands

Kugisko is made up of at least 11 islands, of those that show on the map.

The mainland also plays host to Kugisko. This is the area known as Pearl Coast.

City layout

The city encompasses several islands, which are connected by bridges and canals to adjacent islands. There are several bridges and canals of the city:

The islands on the outside, such as North Fortress and Shield, form the protective barrier. No residential areas or streets are seen on those islands, but that only means that no places on those islands ever appeared or were mentioned in Cold Fire, not that they don't exist. Kadasep Island is considered by many to be the wealthiest residential island of Kugisko, even though there are poorer parts. Many of the city's wealthy merchants and craftsmen own homes on the island. The slum of the city is located on the mainland, Blackfly Bog. The slum is located on the Upatka River, which feeds into the Syth.

Government

Kugisko is run by a governor who pays homage to Empress Berenene. The governor is most likely of the noble class.

Each of the islands has its own council made up of residents and guildsmen. Those councils decide on funding on the island, as well as other political matters that don't need to be set before a higher council.

Economy

Kugisko's economy, like many other cities, is run by guilds. Kolborn Bancanor is the head of the Goldsmith's Guild, making him extremely powerful in Kugisko and also very powerful in other places of Namorn.

Culture

Architecture

The nobles of Kugisko build their homes in stone, like other members of their class who are not Kugiskan. The merchant class build their homes in wood, as do many of the lower and poorer classes. It is a point of pride that sets them apart from the Kugiskan nobility. Their wood houses are generally very well designed if the family is wealthy. Bancanor House, the ancestral home of the Bancanor family located on Kadasep Island, is incredibly well designed and well polished. There are intricate carvings in the wood, and many large and spacious rooms.

Fashion and dress

Kugiskan fashion is much like general Namornese dress, with a fine undercoat and an overcoat. In Kugisko specifically, the wealthy residents get their fashion ideas and trends from Matazidah Bancanor, a former seamstress and the wife of the Head of the Goldsmith's Guild.

Cuisine

Kugiskans drink tea in glass mugs with wrought metal handles and a base. They also do not put sweetening directly into the tea, but take a sugarcube, put it against the teeth, and then strain the tea through the cube. Daja Kisubo found this custom outlandish. They also use interesting combinations of plants and other ingredients in their food. This seems to be custom around Namorn, as Briar Moss tried a Namornese soup and was not sure he liked it at first—Daja warned him about Namornese cooking.

Events

The residents of Kugisko were victims of an arsonist attack in 1039 KF. Bennat Ladradun, the man in charge of the attack was sentenced to death by burning for his crimes.

Residents

Wealthy merchants and commoners

Mages

Proletariat and working class

Employed by Bancanor House

Government employees

Appearances

Kugisko only appears in Cold Fire. It is mentioned in The Will of the Empress by several people.

Notes and references

  1. Final pages of Cold Fire

See also

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