Midan Empire
Midan Empire
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Capital Rhaje
Largest City Rhaje
Ruling House ?
Demonym Midan
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Common Languages Infernal

The Midan Empire was a human/tiefling state that lasted from about 2250 - 1600 PI. At the height of its power, it spanned southern Vatharond and parts of Canstice. The empire is notable for the first breeding of Tieflings sometime during the Second Midan Dynasty. Even after the collapse of the empire and the subsequent migration of the population, most modern tieflings still practice many of the traditions set 3,000 years ago.

History


Settlements


Rhaje

Tujla

Ashkent

Almak

Oniki

Solgun

Charsi

Gonderilen

Shiddet

Kokensu

Suhirsiz

Sheref

Government and economy


When Midas grew into an empire, it was divided into smaller parts, called provinces. Each of these were named after their main cities. They all had their own governor who had to make sure everyone paid their taxes. Governors also had to call up soldiers to war and supply workers when a temple was built. He was also responsible for enforcing the laws. In this way, it was easier to keep control of a large empire.

Social Order


Midan society was divided into three classes. The social order was somewhat mutable. Sersem children prior to adolescence were able to join the Ogrenim and become schooled if they were deemed worthy. Likewise, unproductive members of the Ogrenim could fall into the Sersem.

Ogrenim

The Ogrenim nobility was at the top and included politicians, clergy, teachers and practitioners of high art such as musicians, actors and poets.

Sersem

The Sersem were the commonfolk craftsmen. farmers, hunters and practitioners of low art such as painters and sculptors.

Kole

At the bottom were the Kole, or slaves who worked as laborers and city cleaners. Female slaves, far more prized than their male counterparts, were usually kept for more household chores such as cooking and nursing.

Music


Music was highly prized. Sacred musicians known as the Chalgici behaved much like modern bards and were respected almost without peer.

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