The Sheqaq Marketplace will sell you the desires of your heart… if you can put up with all the racket!
This bustling market is one of the most popular commercial hubs in Mattanah City. Businesses like Qafeh Teh, Gan Katom and more vie for the privilege to rent a sackcloth vendor tent and reach some of the Bavel Macrostructure’s wealthiest customers. Just wear earplugs, because all the competing advertisements roar throughout the city square!
The Sheqaq Marketplace gets its power from the קקש shoresh family, which governs markets, noise, busyness, bustling, sackcloth, desire and more.
The Sealed Storehouse is a shuttered warehouse on the outskirts of Mattanah City. In the old days, it used to stock food, particularly meatless products. But today it’s locked, bound with chains and sealed with mysterious scrolls. So it’s nearly impossible to break into.
That’s because the tyrannical Bavel Macrostructure took it over and turned it into the Sotem secret police’s secret base and interrogation center, and they often silence dissidents here. Weird valves, pistons and locked crates litter the building’s interior.
The Sealed Storehouse is home to the מסת shoresh family (סתם root), which governs storehouses, parve food, seals, bindings, silence, stopping, valves and more.
Mattanah, the City of Surprises, is a gentrified commercial center of luxury and tech products for the enemy Bavel Macrostructure. Its glittering temples of consumerism stack to the skies like presents. But the city that never sleeps “knows when you are sleeping,” as its skyscraper-sized data servers store surveillance data on the public. But dark secrets lurk beneath the city’s spying eyes, including widespread homelessness and the Bavel Macrostructure’s human trafficking industry.
Mattanah is powered by the ננת shoresh family, which governs gifts, donations, data, citizens, servants, subjects and more.
This brooding bird, dressed in tattered sackcloth and ashes, paces the Mattanah marketplace, stuffing emergency provisions in its baglike bill. It warns the public with its placard (which says “The war is near” in Imperial Aramaic) and prophesies that a tremendous storm of attacks are on the horizon.
What will be the Bavel Macrostructure’s reaction to all this commotion? Only the pelican knows!
The Sackcloth Pelican is powered by the שקק shoresh root, which governs sackcloth, sacks, storms, attacks, commotion and more.
This bear rides an exploration vehicle through the market streets of Mattanah to boost the people’s passion to buy and consume. The bear’s megaphone loudspeakers roar out the latest sales on items like Dumpling Bundles.
The speakers also blast Bavel propaganda over the din of the bustling shoppers, with the ursine enforcer there to intimidate anyone who dares not swear loyalty to the regime.
The Bear Rover is powered by the שקק shoresh root, which deals with rovers, bear grunts, roaring, noise, bustling, street markets, longings, oaths and more.
Milhamah: Fighting Words
Feeling silenced by the world? Join the Holy Tongue Society’s linguistic warriors as they use ancient alphabet powers to fight speech stranglers, truth manglers and a rebuilt Tower of Babel. And get immersed in a story that prizes freedom, candor and fighting back against overwhelming odds.