Codgele is a realm on Ucharpli. It is located on the continent of Kytayur and was a major frontier land. It was one of the last major areas to be colonized during the Third Age of the Vaikan.
Being directly south of the Yolpika mountains, the terrain of Codgele is mostly rugged with a desert climate. Cactus trees tend to dominate western Codgele while the eastern areas tend to resemble the Great Sculpting Field in terms of vegetation. Codgele was rich in both gold and petroleum making it a competitive frontier land between Yallvus, Joper and the Spasonites.
The only major drawback was the relative lack of water which many animals had to adapt to. Cactus tree farms and underground springs were often harvested by the colonists.
Four faces depicting famous Vaikan heroes are carved into the side of a mountain. One of them is Rustiagon Dralla while the others are currently unknown at this time.
A massive stone Dunecat near Mt. Windhill. It was built by an ancient civilization, presumably the original Codgele natives. In an ancient time, this was a central place of worship. Feline creatures were considered the avatars of the gods at the time and thus they were greatly worshiped. Today, it serves as a tourist location.
- Angallas - A coastal city.
- Degaz - A populated city known for its gambling.
- Meziko - A city that was originally a Joperian colony.
- Kai-Roh - An ancient city in eastern Codgele home to an ancient, advanced civilization now defunct after being conquered by Yallvus. The River Elin runs right next to it which makes it a prosperous city.
Codgele today follows a democracy. It is broken up into townships each led by a mayor while a president serves to make decisions for the entire country.
Until the Yallvusian Union's complete takeover of the world, Codgele was conquered by the Spasons after being colonized for about 150 years. Thus, the people of Codgele have a similar culture as their native counterparts.
Males in Codgele society tend to carry a pistol wherever they go stemming from the poorly enforced laws of the original colonies. Friendly duels are common, though blanks are used in place of live ammunition.
Ancient Codgele culture
A previous civilization once existed in Codgele spanning from Mt. Windhill to the edge of the Yolpika mountains. Their religion was the worship of animals. Particularly, they believed felines were the avatars of the gods themselves. Thus, many statues of felines are found all over eastern Codgele, most notably the great statue known as Guardian Dunecat.
The ancient Codgele people also used mummification as a means of preserving dead corpses. They even mummified dunecats which are can still be found in underground crypts not having decayed at all.
The ancient people of Codgele worshiped a god that took the form of an enormous Dunecat by the name of Rhuuz-tih, the Cat Pharaoh and god of earth. This Cat Pharaoh was seen as a god-leader and was believed to be about the size of a mountain. Today, legend holds that he hides among the Yolpika Mountains camouflaged as a mountain itself.
The Ancient Codgele people believed that using his enormous strength, Rhuuz-tih shaped the Yolpika Mountains into what they are today. Upon getting angry at mortals for their disobedience, his fury scorched the land turning into a desert and the mountains into volcanoes. Soon, Rhuuz-tih regretted his own actions and his tears created the River Elin. However, the ashes left behind by the firestorms brought a new era prosperity. The ashes from the fires allowed for centuries of successfully crop harvests.
Generations later, while the religion is no longer practices, it became the subject of many Vaikan historians and artists.
There were three main cultures in this region in the past. The natives to this area originated from Mt. Windhill and built cliffside villages. They generally remained locked with a tribal culture and never rose to the technology as many other realms did. Much of the western coast was settled by Spason, the east was taken by Yallvus and Joper took the south. Much like the fate of the people of Islerfia, the native Codgele people were driven into submission though they are still around today in native reserves.
Many colonial settlements were boom towns, areas that very literally sprung up overnight. Most of these towns were governed by a sheriff and a deputy. Any breaches in the law were handled directly making gunfights and duels extremely common. Historians also explain the reason for these fights was mostly due to territorial disputes as well as the rush for gold.
Today, the struggle for gold has ended after resource rich worlds such as Jaran were discovered. Citizens no longer live in fear of being shot at for the most part.
|Ten Nations of Ucharpli||
Yallvus • Malin • Islerfia • Khather • Codgele • Feurcy • Joper • Spason • Lacad • Paria
|Fourth Age origin||
Drallan Federal Monarchy • Vaikan Preindustrial Worlds • Children of the Dhragolon • Ramusian Socialist Republic • Ramusian Isolated Social Experiment Worlds • Allied Sovereign Nations • People's Republic of Motina
|Fifth Age origin|
|Sixth Age origin|
Special Division of Experimental Technology • Severance • Zalakrasa Society • Regicide • Adrenaline Cartels • VR Saboteurs • Zawar Casino • Pseudo-Karalia
T'szira Spice Company • Yolnor Robotics Corporation • Rusit Industries • Vulkastis Mining Federation