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The Baalite Hegemony is a polity from across the Tyrian Sea, much like the Miezan Empire or Yan Tei.[1] Rather than an Empire or a Kingdom, it’s implied the Hegemony is a confederation of colonies. Its capital is Tyre.[2]

History Edit

Very little has been revealed about the history of the Hegemony. We know that at one point they wielded considerable international influence, however both Malicia and Catherine consider it to be past its prime and largely irrelevant.[1][3]

Roughly fifteen hundred years before current events they engaged in warfare against the Miezan Empire, in what is known as the Licerian Wars. They emerged victorious.

To our knowledge, Baalites have established three colonies on Calernia: the Free City of Nicae, the Dominion of Levant and the Thalassocracy of Ashur. The time scale of these events is unknown.[1][4]

Nowadays only Ashur belongs to the Hegemony, suggesting the Licerian Wars had a heavy cost.

Culture Edit

Small and large details alike suggest that the Ballites are at their core a maritime and seafaring polity.

While somewhat expected from a polity which established so many colonies, history provides no shortage of evidence. Only Baalites and the Yat Tei know the safe route through the Tyrian Sea that connects Calernia and the unnamed continent they hail from.[5]

Ranger’s mother had to convince a Baalite sailor to ferry her (and her husband’s remains) across the sea. She also speculates that Indrani was brought over to Calernia on a Baalite ship.[6][7]

Many popular (and expensive) goods seem to be imported from the Hegemony, further making the case for their maritime origin. Wakeleaf, used in a pipe by Catherine Foundling or to enhance wit by combining with tea, and a fig distillate spirit are two such cases.[8][3]

Princess Rozala Malanza refers to her spyglass as a Baalite eye.[9]

Trivia Edit

  • Black describes their language as a "Baalite tradertongue"[4]
  • Akua states that Baalite spell formulas are entirely different to the ones used by Praes[10]
  • Baalites are regarded as treacherous by the Basileus of Nicae - something that might be related to their history as a colony[11]

Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/chapter-6-rapport/
  2. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/interlude-precipitation/
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/epilogue-2/
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/villainous-interlude-calamity-iii/
  5. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/background/
  6. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/regard/
  7. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/fletched/
  8. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/chapter-1-right/
  9. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/interlude-kaleidoscope-iii/
  10. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/villainous-interlude-chiaroscuro/
  11. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/hierarchy/
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