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|Featured In||White Sand|
Kerzta is an influential nation on the Dayside of Taldain.
The kingship of Kerzta has been historically controlled by the high priest. As a result, Kerzta was often at war with Lossand in the past for religious and political reasons. Over time, the nobility began to be dominated by more merchants than priests, which led to the crowning of a high merchant as king 200 years ago. This brought a time of relative peace for the sake of economic gain.
”The A'Kar has much popularity'n. He says he destroyed the Ry'Kenshan, that the Sand Lord is very pleased with him. And the time of Choosing comes very soon...
Kerzta is ruled by a king who is elected every fifty years by the nobility in an event known as the Choosing. The current king of Kerzta is the high merchant, from the merchant DaiKeen.
The nobility of Kerzta are known as the Klin. The Kli title is hereditary, passing from father to son.
The current A'Kar's popularity has increased dramatically in recent times, leading many to believe he will be elected king in the upcoming Choosing. He claims to have earned the Sand Lord's favor by seeing the sand masters destroyed.
Kerztian social structure is shaped by the DaiKeenin, which determine ones profession and class.
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|Characters||Kenton · Khrissalla · Baon · Ais · Drile · Aarik · Praxton · Jon Acron · Cynder · Nilto · Dirin · Gevalden · Heelis · Delius · Vey · N'Teese · Sharezan|
|Places||Lossand · Kezare · Kerzta · Elis · Dynasty · Lraezare · Kerla|
|Lifeforms||Sandling · Dorim vine · Tonk|
|Groups||Taishin · Diem · DaiKeen|
|Magic||Sand mastery · Sand|
|Mythology and Lore||Autonomy · Ker'Reen Philosophy · Sand Lord|