The Coming of the Zioth

The City of Duerstadt

Duerstadt has been the capital of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
since the reign of Diure XXXVIII (729-749). It is a major trading port on the Ice Sea (so called for the occasional iceberg that shows up therein). The Ice Sea separates Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
from the Skendu Islands to the north. Although the harbor of Duerstadt isn't threatened by pack ice in the winter, the various Skendui ports are, and the distance between the north coast of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
and the southernmost of the Skendus isn't really all that extreme. Duerstadt is one of the best sources of glass in Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
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Duerstadt lies at the heart of a relatively small subdivision of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
known as the Royal Estates, which are the personal holdings of the king.

The University of Duerstadt

by Nathan Weismuller

The University of Duerstadt is divided into the College of Letters (teaches Sarnamplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Language

Rouch

Rouch is the vernacular, or common tongue, spoken throughout Rang. Because of Rang's influence, it's also a trade language in the surrounding kingdoms.

Sarnam

Sarnam is the “old tongue,” spoken by the priests of Andritha. Most of the nobly-born are familiar with the language.
, rhetoric, literature, history), the College of Natural Philosophy (rudimentary physics, astronomy, botany and zoology, alchemy, and geography), the College of Moral Philosophy (metaphysics, ethics, politics, theology, logic), the College of Medicine and the College of Music.

Those who have completed their course of study at the University of Duerstadt are accounted as “Masters”. The specific title depends on which College was their base of study:

  • College of Letters: Master of Letters
  • College of Moral Philosophy: Master of Philosophy
  • College of Natural Philosophy: Master of Sciences
  • College of Music: Master of Music
  • College of Medicine: Master Physician

No matter what College a student has as their base of study, a considerable chunk of study at the College of Letters is required. As well, ambitious students may take additional electives from outside their College, but such studies do not credit toward their title of Master.

The Physician's Guild of Duerstadt requires that practitioners of medicine in the city either be counted Master Physicians from the University, or be specially certified as equally qualified through examination by the Deans of the College of Medicine, as well as paying a special additional induction fee to the Guild.

As previously mentioned, many Jarramites are concentrated in the intellectual classes of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
. In the University of Duerstadt, Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
activity is concentrated in the Colleges of Moral Philosophy and Natural Philosophy. In the College of Natural Philosophy, there is little objection to the Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
presence, as the faculty of the College is more interested in whether you have interesting developments to offer than any philosophical background you may have. In fact, one of the current “stars” of the College is a Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
, Reiner Blaufeld, who has recently demonstrated that the acceleration of falling bodies is independent of weight, as well as being a prolific experimenter in the field of alchemy. On the other hand, there are building tensions within the College of Moral Philosophy. The professors of theology, who, naturally enough, are uniformly devout Andrithansplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Andrithanism

Based on original ideas from Karl Schinke (Ardith). Symbols for aspects other than the Mother, along with the artwork, were contributed by Myron Wyles (Halaren).

Andrithanism and its variants are the dominant religion in Rang and the surrounding kingdoms. Within the boundaries of
, are bitterly opposed to the ideas being spread by some of the Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
professors of “human philosophy” (ethics and politics). Further, some of the other professors of human philosophy regard Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
views as downright radical. On the other hand, some other non-Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
professors of human philosophy have started to be influenced by “On the Factors through which Wealth is created and disposed; and the effects of Institutions of Men and of the Natural World thereupon”, a series of papers released by a clique of Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
human philosophy professors who have started the first tentative steps toward the more-or-less systematic study of economics in Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
. Amidst all this brouhaha, the significant, if quiet, Jarramiteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Cult of Jarram

This mercantile religion is centered in Duerstadt, capitol of Rang, but Jarramites can be found in many major cities, where they focus their efforts on money-lending and trade. This is not just where opportunity has landed them; Jarram is known as the Merchant God
presence amongst the professors of logic (the department of logic also, incidentally, has a nascent theoretical mathematics field forming within it, as do certain departments in the College of Natural Philosophy, even though there is no separate mathematics department in either College) goes more or less unnoticed.