Citizens include all kinds of sentient races on planet Tal. Primarily the citizens are Sergals and Agudners, the Southern species being natives here. Although nevreans live here as well, they are few in number as they were originally arrived as emigrants.
A lot of people live a comfortable life, but the degree varies according to a place and race. There is no danger of dangerous wild creatures because there is not terrible wildlife in city and no nearby forests. The biggest problems in the city are crimes and problems that are caused by people.
State of the life of here can be seen at The comics series of Vilous daily life in Gold Ring.
Beginning and history
In several hundred years B.C.E., a part of the ancient Agur (precursors to the modern agudners) left their villages by the forests around the Lower Magoe and ventured out into the southern deserts, eventually encountering the nomadic gypsy southern sergals. Together they settled on the shores of a vast salt lake ColVilous. This settlement would eventually grow to become Gold Ring. Here, the Southern Sergals and Agudners drafted a constitution to formalize their everlasting cooperation and friendship.
After that, until the beginning of the war, Gold Ring had existed as the city for sergals and agudners. There was limited cultural exchange with the west, the people of the western Vetla musical troupe who was composed of western sergals and native nevreans were limited to only visiting Gold Ring once every two to three years during large event like the Gold Ring Festival. Gold Ring citizen people had friendly relations with those in western cultures, but the basic laws and society still had guaranteed for only GR native race people up until the RC 70.
Up until the beginning of the world war, the people of Gold Ring had passed comparatively calm and quiet days. Every system and culture was considerably traditional and not strict, even the currency system was not strictly defined. There was a rough barter system in most of Tal, it was not an exception in Gold Ring either. In the page 2 of Vilous Comic episode 3, can see Ken who wanted shells as the toll because he just collects shells as his hobby. See more about this: Tal's money system
While the main culture was composed of 'brown people' - native Gold Ring resident like southern sergals and agudners who have brown or such colors as their primary color, their daily culture and entertainment was quite flat and dull. In such a days, the Gold Ring Festival was really large-scale and most exciting event for the every people of Gold Ring, all people went to festival with pleasure while were seeking excitement. Can see those situation and prewar days in the Vilous Comic episode 3, "At the Festival".
After the war
During of war to about just after the war, the Gold Ring Festival couldn't be held because the merchants couldn't work. Because most of Tal had received big damage due to thoroughly destroyed distribution network by war. But reconstruction will proceed rapidly after the war, because and people who deeply love the festival and merchants went to Reono at full speed. And instead of it, nevreans and other western people came to Gold Ring where the population was decreasing.
Then, the GR civilization advanced abruptly at that time. The cost of resources soared and many of people who robbing things by force appeared.
As for this rapid economic development, male nevreans brought very big influence for its a cause. A lot of showy, rabid, rampant entertainments increased explosively by existence of male nevreans - like floor shows, cabarets, and brothels. Gorgeous fashion also increased rapidly. 'Brown people' were attracted to vivid color. Along with that, the advertising industry also developed rapidly. Every shop began to compete for customers. Become impossible to follow all trade with only traditional barter system. Then GR began making currencies with a vague system in fumbling way, a bills appeared at that time. But all of people have never touched paper money until this, lots of confusion and brawl happened by those people in an unstable system and economy changing rapidly and rapidly. Peace and public order in Gold Ring temporarily deteriorated. (Also in this way, all dissatisfactions and stresses that people have accumulated changed to antipathy against spooky and suspicious female Nevreans. It was one of truth why big racial discrimination to nevreans happened in Gold Ring after world war.) Due to this, government of GR began to review the cevia system. Finally, strict currency system was defined properly after RC 70, perhaps.
Major buildings are made from the huge monoliths which exists from old days, people hollow out them and have kept those as old buildings since a long time ago. Also there are newer divisions that were built in the early modern times.
Mysterious cylindrical tall buildings can also be seen in west coast. Anything about those are unknown, and there are no windows and entrance. In modern times, most of those are modified by people, and are used as housing. Also some shellfish creatures have settled in some of those.
2016/11/14 The canon was changed: this building became the things of the far south of Tal instead of Gold Ring's.
AreasJudda live. Specifically, Judda lives in temples. In the opposite side of temples, there are dungeons and prisons for felons.
Buldings closer to the center are older than those further out, the oldest having existed since the founding of the city. Most of those have sublime appearances although they are old buildings.
People must pass through resident registration if they do business or live in central area. It is not as strict on the outer edges as everyone can build house and do business freely.
CitizensSouthern sergals, Eastern sergals, and agudners. There are fewer Nevreans than them and they are still treated as foreign residents due to their newer history as citizens of Gold Ring.
After the world war but before the year 70 in Rain-Calendar, most of nevreans experienced racial discrimination for various reasons. See also: Urban Nevreans
Racial treatment for nevreans was very unfair, merciless, and direful for a long time. Even their life was downplayed and they were often sacrificed in "Vore shows" (discussed later). This would ease gradually over time and eventually a new law had come into existence giving them fair 'human rights'.
Nobles who are living in central areas are comprised of sergals and agudenrs primarily, keeping their races pure with strong bloodlines since the beginning of Gold Ring. The aristocratic sergals of central area are only pure southern sergals, and have kept their traditional brown fur and extremely small build due to continuing a inbreeding and incest among aristocratic families.
Society and culture
There is the religion named "Gold Ring", same as the city's name. The concept is based on the relationship and history of Southern sergals and agudners. It brings together and organizes the community.
::Note:: This section needs to be proofread, and may be added more information of the lore later.
| The Sun and the Ocean
Long ago, an ancient lake was formed by the God of the Sun as proof of his existence. Filled deep with water, the lake was naught but a shadow-like void. But from this chaos, the three important elements were born — water, wind, and salt. The first living creatures emerged from the lake as a reflection of the Sun God. Then came land, which was formed from the creature's excrement. The salt was particularly important, as it marked the difference between the creatures of Eltus, and the alien creatures of Tal. It is said that a person will feel pain when salt is applied to an open wound, because long ago the Gods used this sharp pain from salt to awaken the first fish using saltwater. This gift of awakening granted the Eltus creatures the senses, including touch, smell, and thought. It was this ability to process and feel which finally lead to the development of true emotions, something unique to the Eltus. Using these new traits, the Eltus people were born and were able to find each other and come together as a unified people.
Sergal Legends and Customs
Agudner Legends and Customs
Due to their history and relationship, it is very common for there to be joint-families that are comprised of sergals and agunders. See Also: Southern Sergals and Agudners
Also Eltus races can't reproduce between different races, because of this, a homosexual relationship between sergals and agudenrs are not treated as homosexual.
In the old days before Nevreans come over to Gold Ring, people enjoyed familiar pastimes. Children were mainly playing marbles, tiddlywinks, hop scotch and so on. Adults were enjoying sexual flirtations, and gamble-like games. It was exciting to hear the travel stories from merchants. When primitive creatures appeared to city sometimes, people went to see it for fun.
Nevreans come over to Gold Ring on year 28 of Rain-Calendar, and after the world war ended in year 50, influence of the male nevreans led to a major shift in the everyday entertainment of whole of city. A lot of showy, rabid, rampant entertainments increased explosively, such as floor shows, cabarets, and brothels. Also lust for pornography and violence developed among the people. A lot of bloody shows were held in the markets and in places near the salt lake for bigger events: the dismantling of creatures that had been brought in from the forest and the watching fights between them. Along with these, there are many other, strange entertainments.
A while after the world war, "Vore shows" were held in underground theaters due to influence of General Rain. It was performed by sergals, nevreans, and talyxian-stalkers mainly. Generally, most of the events for it were various creatures such as from pigeons to cows being consumed. For more illegal places however, even Eltus races were sacrificed. In these cases, most of the victims were nevreans, due to the 'discrimination against nevreans' that continuing until after year 70 of Rain-calendar. Most of these were not clamped down on until 'human rights' for nevreans were guaranteed by law definitely.
Basic laws were guaranteed for only sergals and agudners until year 70 of the Rain-Calendar, because they are native citizens of Gold Ring. Nevreans were treated as foreign residents, and they were not having complete 'human rights'. Because of this, much of them were bought, put in lower class, and treated in an inhumane manner. After year 70 of the Rain-calendar, new law guaranteed the definite 'human rights' for nevreans, and treated them as "the third race of Gold Ring". In addition, talyxian-stalkers also have same rights as an intelligent race. (Rooters are the exception to this and are inapplicable, because they are in an extraordinary special position.)
The political system is a representative system by the nobles, sometime getting opinions from talyxian-rooters. There is not the head of state or president in Gold Ring. (There is the Judda, but they are more of a symbol and do not participate in politics.) Talyxian-Rooters can't participate in politics directly. There is a law among them that Talyxian-rooters must not have to participate in Eltus' politics directly and can only send opinions when Eltus people need their opinion.
This organized administration developed suddenly after the world war. Before world war, it consisted of a considerably old and relaxed system. Seeing from the whole land, the welfare or the study are superior. But, it almost depend on mutual help action for it, so it is hard to say that it is established.
Murder, theft, and rape are prohibited by law indefinitely. However, all of theft and rape are not clamped down on because these cases can occur very frequently. If someone is detained and convicted, they receive punishment depending on the crime. In the dangerous areas, a careless person may be treated as the wrong one instead of the offenders. There are also often cases where things are justified through battle (trial by combat).
Eltus race people usually have a resident register and a domiciliary register. Because of this, they will suffer a suitable penalty when they receive retribution or punishment by law. It doesn't apply to ones who have no such register, but such individuals have no right such as receiving vindication instead of it.
Gold Ring vigilance committee
They are not definite armies such as the Shigu Clan, but they own something like Japan's [Force]. In the event an emergency, people who belong to this will be gathered and receive a salary for their service. Also sometimes there's a training for such cases.
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