The Porṭan Mushroom Forest is the stomping grounds of the prominent private researcher, Shem Peraṭi. Here he invented the Porṭan Portal, which the Bavel Macrostructure stole when they seized the land.
Porṭan is a wild place. The giant, horned psychedelic mushrooms scramble common communications signals, cutting off the land from the outside world. It’s easy to get lost in this sea of leaves and fungi, and many wanderers have lost their sanity as a result. Pluck and eat the wrong berries, and you’ll fall into a stupor. Smell the wrong blossom, and you’ll die. Carnivores feast upon gazelles and the weak. And decomposing corpses feed the forest’s soil and foliage.
The Porṭan Mushroom Forest comes from the טפר shoresh family, which governs portals, mushrooms, claws, predators, carnivores, leaves, insanity, scrambling, dropped berries, death, decomposition and more.
Metivah is the seat of domestic defense and government for ‘Aravot’s state of Medinat Bet. And the Metivah Holy Tongue Academy is a palace shrine that used to be the Shrine of the Book in a prior age. It still houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the Milhamah Scroll.
As a result, the academy is now a research school for military tactics and speech acts. It also trains and lodges members of the Holy Tongue Society, as well as imprisons POWs from the Bavel Macrostructure.
The Metivah Holy Tongue Academy comes from the בית shoresh family, which governs lodgings, the letter bet, inmates, schools and religious academies.
The Batim Residential District is a dense neighborhood in ‘Aravot’s state of Bet. When missiles fly, civilian families huddle to the safety of their quaint (and heavily fortified) homes, lodgings, schools and houses of worship. Several Holy Tongue Society members grew up in the Batim, and some still return here while off-duty to reminisce of simpler times.
The Batim is powered by the בות shoresh family, which governs houses, families, schools, temples, lodging and returning.
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.
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.