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Yjae

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Yjae
(City)
Titles Windblown City
Nation Shory Empire
Government Council
Ruler Lokoa
Shebe
Musafti

Source: Mythic Realms, pg(s). 40

Yjae, the Windblown City, is the last surviving flying city of the ancient Shory Empire.[1] The city floats in the skies above the Shaguang desert in Tian Xia.[2]

History

After the destruction of Kho in -632 AR and Ulduvai in -507 AR, the Sky Masters of Yjae sought to protect their flying city from a similar fate. They flew the city beyond its home continent of Garund and across the Obari Ocean to Tian Xia.[3]

The city was irreparably damaged while attempting to traverse the Wall of Heaven, which were higher than the maximum altitude possible for Shory cities. The Sky Masters tried to find the lowest navigable passes, yet powerful, otherworldly winds tossed it into a mountainside, destroying a quarter of its infrastructure. In the process, Yjae also slipped through a thin barrier between the Material Plane and Leng, allowing denizens of Leng to invade it. Yjae's three rulers managed to keep control, but with its magical propulsion infected with Leng's energies, it lost the ability to control its own flight and now drifts with the currents of the desert winds.[4][5]

The Mutabi-qi nomads venerate the surviving Shory peoples as deities, and tell tales of the great power of the dark-skinned "Sky Spirits" (as they refer to the Shory) and the dangerous creatures they fight in their city beyond the clouds, unaware of the dire situation that Yjae finds itself in.[5]

Government

Yjae has been ruled by the same three Sky Masters since the end of the Shory Empire: Lokoa, Shebe and Musafti. They reside in the Nine-Faceted Citadel and spend their time engaging in petty feuds and designing increasingly more overcomplicated plans to drive away the invaders. Year after year, they continue to stumble and blame each other, while their city crumbles due to their pride. Within the Citadel is a mysterious, slumbering mythic protector tasked by Yjae's founders with protecting their city in time of need, but the Sky Masters are too arrogant to admit that they might need its help in saving the city, and refuse to release the creature.[5]

References

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