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The Sheikhdom of Kazhimistan

Flag of Kazhimistan
Motto: Of Toil and Tears
and largest city
Kazhim City
Official languagesKazhimi
Ethnic groups
Cult of Kazhim
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
• Sheik of Kazhimistan
Yosef Sheikh Kazhim
LegislatureCourt of Soul
• Settlement by Kazhim al Kazhim
0 KCE/1163 AD
• 2020 estimate
GDP (nominal)$925 Million estimate
• Per capita
CurrencyKazhim Dinar
Calling code+208
Internet TLD.kzh

The Sheikdom of Kazhimistan is a country located in the interior of Gondwana. It is a landlocked nation with no direct borders with any other nation. Nearby nations include Iassath and Chibilaba. It is predominately covered in rainforest with a large urban center in Kazhim City, the capital. Kazhimistan borders the Lake Kazhim in the east.

Kazhimistan is largely dominated by ethnic Kazhims, who are entirely human. Other sapients may inhabit Kazhimistan, but they are expressly forbidden from inhabiting Kazhim City.

Kazhimistan was founded in 1163 AD, or 0 KCE; which stands for Kazhim Common Era. It was initially settled by Kazhim al Kazhim who would go on to be the first Sheikh of Kazhimistan.

Kazhim history was largely undocumented, most knowledge of the early years of Kazhimistan is held in the nation's oral tradition: myths, folklore, and the like. At some point, a descendent of Kazhim al Kazhim would tell stories of their previous lives, which would go on to be compiled into text by a member of the royal court. The text has gone under many names, most recently it has been known as "The Journals of al Kazhim." It is the foundational text of the Cult of Kazhim. The Cult of Kazhim is the nation's official religion, and the only one allowed to be practiced in Kazhim City.


Early History

Settlement by humans in Kazhimistan didn't occur until 1163 AD, however, sapients have inhabited the area for thousands of years. Specifically, Aurians inhabited the region. Small tribes of Aurians, totaling an estimated 10,000 individuals, inhabited the area around Lake Kazhim. These early hunter-gatherer societies were relatively isolated from each other. though they would conflict over vague territorial lines through the jungle.

Sometime before the arrival of al Kazhim the Aurian tribes unified into a federation, which would be called the Aurian League. The Aurian League's reign over Lake Kazhim would be a time of peace and relative prosperity for the Aurian inhabitants. This era is referred to as the Great Age of Aurians by modern Aurian inhabitants of Kazhimistan. The era is often propagandized by members of the Radical Democratic Front (RDF).

Arrival of al Kazhim

When Kazhim al Kazhim settled the area that is the modern Kazhim City, the Aurian League was very weak. This allowed for al Kazhim to build Kazhim City unopposed. According to local legend al Kazhim arrived with just his family, but archeological evidence suggests that he arrived accompanied by at least a thousand other people.

The Aurian League was the first to approach al Kazhim with peace. Al Kazhim refused. Facing the threat head-on, the Aurian League sent an army to eradicate al Kazhim. Folklore says that the army was eradicated by a great fire, but however it occurred, the Aurian Army never reached Kazhim City. There would be scattered attempts throughout the next hundred years to destroy Kazhim City, but none of them came to fruition.

The construction of the Great Wall of Kazhim started roughly 70 years after al Kazhim arrived in Kazhim City. The construction would go on for the better part of the next century, with the innermost layer of the wall being finished in the first decade.

The Fall of the Aurian League

After the construction of the Great Wall of Kazhim, the Aurian League gathered its strength and organized what would become the final attack on the Human settlers of Kazhim City. The Aurians would make it to the oldest layer of walls guarding the City, but their attack would ultimately be halted after Kazhim soldiers set fire to the jungle surrounding Kazhim City, which caused Aurian supplies to be destroyed and their morale to plummet. The clearing of the jungle surrounding Kazhim City opened up the ability for Kazhims to settle the area, which would eventually become Outer Kazhimistan.

Following the failed siege of Kazhim City, the Sheikh of Kazhimistan gathered their forces and attacked the Aurian League. Given the decentralized nature of the Aurian League, the Kazhims found it very easy to eradicate the small villages and encampments that made up the nation. A final battle would take place in the outskirts of the Redlands between the remnants of the Aurian League and Kazhimistan's army. The total defeat of the Aurian forces followed, leaving the area around Lake Kazhim free for Kazhim exploitation.