The Tikhon Brokerage and Secondary School is located near the center of ‘Aravot’s state of Alef. It is a high school for young geniuses, where they learn the economic arts of trading, acquisition and entrepreneurship. Graduates go on to form industries in ‘Aravot, often managing real estate or finances. Other grads become insiders who serve as information brokers for the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement or who carry out economic warfare against the Bavel Macrostructure.
The Tikhon is based on the תוך root/וכת family, which govern secondary schools, brokerages, and being in the middle or inside.
Amid the lush, green hills and towering forests of ‘Aravot’s state of Alef, the frozen polar wasteland of Qoṭev exists. The sprouting of the long dormant shoresh roots changed the environment and climate throughout Avgad, and it caused the planet’s poles to shift too.
However, the site was also a devastated battleground between the Descriptivists and Prescriptivists decades ago, and the glowing green skies may not be an aurora, but residual radiation or pestilential miasma.
Qoṭev is another rumored site of a foundation letter artifact, tempting the Bavel Macrostructure into invading it. The few residents who dare live here try to excavate oil, whether from the ground or from any sparse vegetation.
Qoṭev belongs to the בטק shoresh family, which governs polarization, oil presses, destruction, pestilence, foundations and more.
Bavel City is the capital city of the Bavel Macrostructure and is a toxic site of tyranny and idolatry.
Places of interest:
Bavel Superstructure: While the Bavel elite live in towers, none are so grand or tall as the Superstructure, which is Beli Ya’al’s seat of government. It’s often known as the Ohel due to its tentlike shape, or maybe because people think “Oh, hell” when they look at it.
Giant image of Beli Ya’al: The 90-plus-foot-tall structure stands near the Superstructure and is made of precious metals and pottery. All residents are ordered by law to bow down to this idol and worship it as a god.
Gates: The 231 Gates of Bavel are massive lapis lazuli stone gates that contain portals.
Sewer network: Bavel City is built atop a massive sewage drainage and often smells like it. Many people in the Foundation and Basement castes are forced to live in tents in sewer tunnels.
Habitat: Urban, Freshwater (River)
Flora: The gardens of Bavel, which grow out of wastewater, include aloe and slenderleaf iceplant. Agarwood trees, Lulav Fauna: Pyramid land snails, Bostryx snail Technology: Jamming transmitters on all towers
Bavel City is powered by three main roots and related families: בוב, אלה, and בלל.
The Migdal Bavel is believed to have been the unfinished remains of the original Tower of Babel ziggurat and the prototype for the Bavel Superstructure that the Bavel Macrostructure is building. The Macrostructure still uses the Migdal as a base and a broadcast tower that transmits propaganda throughout most of Avgad to brainwash the masses. The Holy Tongue Society also believes that Bavel seeks to use such towers conquer the heavens.
Although the tower is ever growing, the latest height estimate is 2817.9 m, or around 9,245.1 feet, at the time the story of “Milhamah: Fighting Words” begins.
The Migdal is a stronghold domain powered by the גדל shoresh root and family. It is currently located just outside the boundaries of ‘Aravot’s Medinat Alef.
The Binyan is the codename for the Holy Tongue Society's hidden “knowledge base” in ‘Ir Reshumim. It is located where the Shrine of the Book once stood in what used to be called Jerusalem, and it houses the Society’s prized possession: the War Scrolls.
The Binyan’s exterior symbolizes the apocalyptic battle to come between the Sons of Light (represented by the white dome) and the Sons of Darkness (represented by the black wall).
The Binyan is based on the בון shoresh root.
The Binyan in ‘Milhamah’ comic
In Update #1, Tiqwah Tawit stands outside the Binyan and recovers a damaged speech balloon, which she takes to Shem 'Etzem. Shem travels further underground in the Binyan to grab another treasure, the Dalet foundation glyph. But that’s when the Bavel Macrostructure henchman Deli opens a Bavel gate portal and invades the base.
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.