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Milhamah: Fighting Words
Characters in Milhamah
Objects in Milhamah
Places in Milhamah
Just like ancient Babylon, the new Bavel Empire obsesses over space and its stars.
Dalet (ד) is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alef-beit, or alphabet. It also represents the number four. Heleq recovered the Foundational Glyph dalet, which Deli and the Bavel Empire have also sought.
Deli (pronounced duh-LEE) represents the zodiac sign Aquarius as part of the Bavel Empire’s linguistic imperialism division. Ruler of the Bavel province of Moledet, he is sent on a mission to silence the Holy Tongue Society and invades the former Shrine of the Book via a mystical gate.
While the jar and its carrier may seem to be a duo, they are actually one combined being. Only the urn is sentient; the winged humanoid water bearer is a puppet-like automaton that cannot think on its own. Rumors say Deli is thousands of years old.
Leader of the Holy Tongue Society. His name literally means “noun” in Hebrew, and ‘etzem can also mean bone. So it’s no surprise that his root powers include manipulating bone and using it in armor and weapons. When under stress, he often forms a bony exoskeleton, which makes him look intimidating to strangers.
Shem is often brave but impulsive, carrying himself with a volatile mix of focus and wild passion.
A western territory of the Bavel Empire that’s home to expanses of old Wild West desert-like wilderness. ‘Aravah ‘Ivrit has a base here.
Also known as the otiyot, these 22 letters, or signs are supposed to be the tools that helped create the world. In the fictional world of “Milhamah,” the letters (seen here in Phoenician or Ketav ‘Ivri “Paleo-Hebrew” style) are not mystical but tangible.
The abbreviated way of saying the Holy Tongue Society. In Hebrew it stands for the Chaverut la-Lashon ha-Qodesh, or the society for the holy tongue. The first letter is pronounced as a guttural. For more, see “Holy Tongue Society.”
Holy Tongue Society
The embodiment of the Hebrew language who is leading an outlaw independence movement in ‘Ever. An ally of Ḥeleq, though not a member. Rarely fights because she is pregnant and way overdue with a teleporting baby. Her opponents underestimate her fiery nature as boorish and foolish. Loves the wilderness, her cowgirl garb and her flamethrower.
Bavel coastal territory based on the (י-ל-ד) shoresh root. Governed by Deli. Although battered by the tides, Moledet thrives by exporting water and manpower to surrounding provinces. Its populace fanatically supports Bavel to cultlike levels and reproduces children — naturally and artificially — for the government’s glory. The province also hates outsiders due to vague historical grievances.
A sunny pastoral province that’s home to many sheepherders but not many visitors. It’s a hiding place for the naqdanim, a passive, sheeplike group of orators, critics and self-styled linguists. They see themselves as guardians of the pre-Bavel order but do nothing but gather in the fields to complain and pedantically debate the finer points of speech.
Explorer and scout for the Holy Tongue Society who lives in the present and is hungry for new horizons and experiences. Etgar’s eagle eye identifies enemies and items (even from far away) based on their profiles and descriptions. He also has an artistic and cultured side.
Tower of Bavel