NKL-4Q87 Acrocephalus

The Acrocephalus is a tricky aircraft!

Pilots of the NKL-4Q87 Acrocephalus keep their heads held high while fighting low! Based off the body of a warbler, this aircraft is capable of cunning dogfighting tricks, thanks to its conical aerodynamics.

During the Descriptivist-Prescriptivist War, the Descriptivists heavily modified this aircraft with shoresh root technology. They grafted the אשש root to give it the ability to bomb ships with incendiary bombs, and they grafted the אתר root to let the jet generate ether cloud clones. But the Prescriptivists accused the Descriptivists of using this jet for war crimes and villainy.

The NKL-4Q87 Acrocephalus is mainly based on the כלן shoresh family, which deals with warblers, cones, cunning, tricks and villainy.

Prescriptivist

The Prescriptivists are the arbiter of norms in Avgad.

The Prescriptivists were the separatists in the Descriptivist-Prescriptivist War around a generation prior to the Milhamah War.

When the Descriptivists violated the norms surrounding shoresh root research, the Prescripts decreed it that it crossed a line. So they formed into separate nations, withdrew the welcome mat, and locked the gates behind them.

The Prescripts exploited their their positions of industrial power, and their merchant ships changed course, embargoing water, energy, food, medicine and other supplies from the Descripts. This interrupted the Descripts’ research and threatened their society’s future, sparking a war.

While the Descripts control ether, the Prescripts’ speech acts control electric energy, discharging bolts of divine wrath to stop the Descriptivists’ controversial research.

The Prescripts  judge their success by abundant supplies and power. They are punctual, determined, frugal and sufficient. Despite their dour appearance, they actually are content with their abundant lifestyle.

Dressed in their rouge coats, prescripts also see themselves as the moral guardians of Avgad. Most carry a Punctuation Bible on their backs (pristine but crawling with booklice). And they are willing to judge skeptics and punish doubt, including in their own ranks.

To prove their devotion to justice, the most ardent cut off their left hands and attach a gavel on the resulting stump. This means they can no longer clap, though one hand is enough to give a vicious knockout slap to any fools in their way.

 The Prescriptivists began to lose battles when they started accusing each other of false charges. They’re based on the פסק shoresh root and family, governing normativity, supplies, determination, sufficiency, contentment, judgment and a lot of other things mentioned above.

Superstructure Cerith pierces the sky

The Superstructure Cerith towers above its prey.

The Superstructure Cerith towers above its prey!

While cerith snails normally occupy conical, pylon-shaped shells, these strange creatures demonstrate their loyalty to the Bavel Macrostructure by wearing Tower of Babel-themed shells (which are also sold at the tower’s gift shop). The cerith shell’s openings are rumored to house gun turrets that fire on intruders.

The Superstructure Cerith comes from the גדל shoresh root, which deals with cerith snails, towers, pylons, turrets and more.

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Slow Sweeping Specter

The Slow Sweeping Specter takes its time.Slow Sweeping Specter (B&W)

Don’t get stuck behind the Slow Sweeping Specter in traffic!

This evil monster is based on an Akkadian zombie vampire ghost. It haunts the city of Mattanah and does personal surveillance work for the Bavel Macrostructure.

To become fireproof in a city of crazed arsonists, the specter tried to become a magician but only learned to fly a broom.  So instead, it ingests toxic chemicals that repel fire while slowing down its reflexes.

As a result, the specter is incompetent and late for almost everything — unless it catches people in its broom’s deceleration dust, which will sap their mobility as well.

The Slow Sweeping Specter is based on the אטט shoresh family, which deals with slowness, magicians, sweeping, brooms, ghosts and more.

Type: Spirit, Shed
Shoresh: אטט
Gematria: 19

 

 

 

Dumpling Bundle

Dumpling Bundle is stuffed full of treats!B&W Dumpling Bundle

The Dumpling Bundle is a stitched snack sack stuffed with doughy dumplings that are filled with kofta-style beef shoulder and other blended meats. The dish was first developed by cattle herders in Medinat Alef’s hilly Katef region.

Eventually, the dumplings grew popular among elite foodies in Bavel’s Mattanah city. ‘Ivrit’s Ulpan Academy cafeteria also serves the dish to its hungry troops, making this meal a rare point of agreement between the two warring factions.

The Dumpling Bundle comes from the כפת shoresh family, which deals with dumplings, kofta, shoulders, stitches and blends.