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Tibakka
Tibakka with roads
A transportation map of Tibakka superimposed over an elevation map of the local region.

Motto

Kovaná v ohni, čistené v uhlie (Forged in fire, purified in charcoal)

Demonym

Tibakkan

Civilian population (as of 1/9/10)

1,152

Troop count (as of 1/9/10)

8,000

Government

Head of State

Direct government administration
Akytí'p Goldeä

Official languages

Tibakkan language

Tibakka is the largest city and capital of the Republic of Goba. The city is located strategically on the Gobalese Isthmus and on the Hadrumentum Sea coastline. Historically a collection of small fishing villages, the arrival of early merchants attracted tradesmen from all over the Hadrumentum area; this growth, unique in that no unified government facilitated its growth and the relative peace of the early era, made Tibakka the largest pre-game city not owned by any particular civilization until it was eclipsed by the city of Ashuria in Ashura-Chana. The city's self-sufficient nature was based on the fertility and extensiveness of the Tibakkan hinterland and of the numerous food sources in the Hadrumentum Sea and in the imports from the Moyen Serpent area coastline.

The city's population reached about 12,000 permanent residents by the rise of the trading nations of Tugal and Silvermoon; Tibakkan citizens and Tugali tradesmen often mingled, and the large volume of speakers of the Unidante language inclined most Gobalese citizens to learn Unidante alongside their native Tibakkan tongue. However, the arrival of lindori gems from the Tugali trade city of Simbopolis and an ensuing scandal plunged the nation into civil disorder, with Gobalese merchants organizing into crime gangs and fighting over lindori storage facilities throughout Tibakka and its hinterlands; after several years, the city of Tibakka was nearly entirely destroyed, trade to the southern Trinubes continent had been disrupted significantly, and Akytí'p Goldeä ended the civil war by killing off the other bosses, discarding all the lindories into the Moyen Serpent, and sending an expedition northwards to discourage Tugali trade. Goldeä supplanted the widespread Tibakka-Unidante pidgin language with the classical Tibakkan language and outlawed the speaking of Unidante, a crime punishable by execution. Over 1,000 Gobalese resistors, a rise from the 3,000 or so killed in the civil strife, were executed or were killed by the squalid living conditions of the new city of Tibakka, which was essentially a large section of huts and tents constructed on the ruins of the collapsed old Tibakkan buildings.

Most of Tibakka's citizens fled into the hinterlands to work the farms where Goldeä's reach wasn't so absolutist at this time, although Goldeä took a back seat and held elections for a tribal council amongst the remaining Tibakkan citizens. The new "security council" issued propaganda that scared most Gobalese into xenophobia, severely suppressing trade from Ashura-Chana and Silvermoon.

Tibakka's strategic location makes it a vital stepping point in the conquests it attempts of neighboring people groups. It is the most significant military stronghold in the area.

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