The Queen’s City
- Ruler(s) – The Queen
- Population – Kitrìtikyr 8,580 (650 DR)
- Elevation – 1,350 feet
Ikìr Kitrìtik is not large by the standard of other civilized capitals. The city rests at the terminus of several roads converging from the surrounding countryside. Only one of these penetrates the outer ring of livestock farms and pits. Few foreigners have ever been welcomed inside the outer ring. The inner city shines like polished scrimshaw, a collection of gleaming domed houses and towering spires.
Most Ikítikírittìk structures are constructed from fist-sized pellets that are formed within the creatures’ gorges. These are regurgitated into molds where they turn into cement over the course of a few days. The material is formed when Ikítikírittìk are fed a mixture of minerals which they are unable to digest. The minerals sit in their gullets for a number of hours until they are ready to be expelled. During this period, Ikítikírittìk laborers may busy themselves with other tasks, every few hours rejoining the line to contribute to the molds. Wooden molds are most common and are often carved into include intricate and beautiful shapes and reliefs. When the casts are complete, the molds are removed, and the finished product looks like ivory.
- Outer Ring
- Iqtìr-ti Irikìq (i.e., Plaza of Colleges)
- Iqtìr-ti Crìttik (i.e., Plaza of Gardens)
- Iqtìr-ti Rqitìr (i.e., Plaza of Markets)
- Iqtìr-ti Cìq Iríkir (i.e., Plaza of Law)
- Iqtìr-ti Qrìk-ikri (i.e., Plaza of the White Spires)
- Iqtìr-ti Iqir (i.e., Plaza of War)
- Ivory Spires of Ikir Kitritik. The Ivory Spires are the most famous landmark in all of Tiki Ikìttir. Rising from the center of the capital city, the tall slender towers mark the place where the first Ikítikírittìk queen is buried with her many attendants and slaves. The towers are intricately carved with spiraling friezes depicting the Odòmis Clutch and the Ikítikírittìk rise to prominence within the Lyràsti interior. The identities of other races are included on the spires, though no foreigners have been permitted to inspect the sacred images. The images on the spires are thought to pre-date the rise of the Ice King. A wide but steep spiral staircase winds up through the center of each spire, giving climbers an unparalleled view of the surrounding Great Steppe. The tallest spire is about 480 ft. tall. The others vary in height with the shortest reaching only 265 ft.