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- 1. Description
- 2. Culture
- 3. Significance
- 4. More References
- 4.1 Geography
- 4.2 Language and Culture
- 4.3 Religion
|Date of Founding||~1988|
|Primary Species||Algerian Jackal|
|Religion||Various, but Islam- and Traditional Amazigh Belief-dominant|
Algiers is on the northern coast of Africa, and it is an important port on the western end of the Mediterranean sea, providing long-haul boats to the port of Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome, Tripoli, and Montpellier. The inhabitants of the area are widely varied, featuring a healthy mix of Jackals to Common Grey Wolves, as well as numerous smaller groups of foreign canines.
The city itself has been maintained relatively well, suffering less deterioration. Much of its architecture is quite old and had already withstood many years of abuse prior to the demise of humanity. The area itself, however, fared better than many other areas -- no major natural disasters obliterated the city, and in general, the apocalyptic damage was minimal. The occasional collapsing building may be seen as with any other area, and nothing is pristine, but the city is in good shape in comparison to many other areas.
The city itself is divided into two parts -- the old part, the "the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 400 feet (122 m) above the sea." This area has fared better than the more modern part closer to the shore, and canines tend to live further away from the shore, despite Algiers' status as a port city and its dependence on Mediterranean trade.
Algiers is the dominant Jackal city, and one populated by various African jackals, most of which originated in the more southerly parts of the continent and headed north after discovering some human technology or hearing of the northern cities. Although Algerian Jackals make up the largest portion of the resident population, all three species of jackal and nearly all subspecies can be found in this diverse city. Algiers' jackal residents were early adopters of sailing techniques from Lisbon, and the jackals of this area have benefited substantially from that, enjoying much of the same benefits as their wolf cousins.
There are very few wolves in this city; sea-faring Iberian wolves are the most common sight. Few other gray wolf subspecies venture to this city. Algiers is rather far removed from the conflicts of Jerusalem and the jackals of that area; however, tensions between the species still do exist. They are far more open and accepting than Tripoli, however -- many jackals that end up in Algiers from the southerly parts of Africa eventually end up taking off to Europe or other Mediterranean ports; thus, the trade economy in this city is stable and promotes good relations. The city also prides itself on not allowing the sale and trade of slaves in Algiers's open markets.... But, due to a loophole in local laws, no care is given to slave sales in private residences and non-public areas. Slave sales on the outskirts of the city also have a blind eye turned to them, so long as no fuss is made and the local traffic isn't disrupted by them.
Though Islam is recognized as a dominant religion in Algiers, trade and travelers have brought various spiritual and religious traditions with them. Jewish synagogues and Christian churches exist, and the Seshat al-Din cult of Alexadria has a small but established presence in the city. In addition to this, the Amazigh (Berber) religion makes up a secondary majority in the areas around, in the less-built-up parts of, and on the outskirts of Algiers.
- The Trovato family of Grosseto runs slaves through Algiers and the trade routes connected to it.
- The Arena family of Onuba are involved with trade in the area.
- The outskirts of Algiers are subject to bandit attacks, with the Kermes raiders being infamous for their raids on its less-built areas and those traveling to and fro.
- The settlement of Eivissa is a week by sea from the city.
- The Najima people of Bedaya live in wealth and luxury due to their trade links with Algiers.
- Bucharest is looked down upon by Algiers for its open trade of slaves. Those who know the truth realize this is a front to appeal to cities and nations who disapprove of the trade.
- Elijah Winters once visited Algiers.
- Levent Kartal and his cat companion Wilson had some negative experiences in Algiers with drugs and a mysterious stranger.
- Machidael Sutekh Lykoi was attacked in a raid here, losing a tooth in the process.
- Rahab De Le Poer tried to reach Algiers during her earliest adventures.
4. More References
- Wikipedia's Algiers Article
- Wikipedia's Algeria Article
- Algeria.Com's guide to the country
- Google Satellite Map of Algiers
- Map of Algiers's Topography
- Wikipedia's page on hot-summer Mediterranean climates, which Algiers is a part of
- Mediterranean Garden Society's overview on the namesake climate
- Brief Overview of Algeria's Wildlife and Flora
- Wikimedia Commons' repository of images for Algeria (good for reference and research)
4.2 Language and Culture
- 'Souls canon on Asia (including the Middle East)
- 'Souls canon on Africa (including North Africa)
- Wikivoyage's article on Algeria
- Wikipedia's guide to Algerian culture, which can serve as inspiration or a rough guide to the culture of Algiers' Luperci
- A brief overview to the general customs and culture of Algeria
- A travel guide and guide to goings-on in Algiers, which can give ideas for events or culture in Algeria
- The Arabic language on Omniglot, which is the majority language spoken in Algiers
- English-to-Arabic (and vice-versa) transliterator
- The Kabyle language on Wikipedia, which is spoken as a majority language in Algiers (and the dominant member of the Amazigh languages spoken in the city)
- Wikipedia's article on Tifinagh, which is used to write the Amazigh languages
- Random name generator for characters from Algiers using Behind the Name's Random Renamer tool. It will give you two names from a random gender.
- The BBC's guide to Islam, which is one dominant faith in Algiers before and after the apocalypse
- Wikipedia's article on the Traditional Amazigh Religion, which is the other dominant faith in Algiers
- The BBC's guide to Judaism, which is practiced by many in Algiers
- The BBC's guide to Christianity, which is practiced by many in Algiers
- The BBC's guide to Zoroastrianism, which is practiced by many in Algiers
- The Traditional African Religions on Wikipedia, which are a diverse set of African-based religions and beliefs practiced by many in Algiers
- Wikipedia's guide to Hellenism, a pagan religion based on Ancient Greek religion that is practiced by some in Algiers
- Kemet.Org's Guide to Kemetic Orthodoxy, one of the African-based religions practiced by some in Algiers
- The Cult of Seshat, a 'Souls-original, Kemetism-inspired cult from Alexandria, Egypt practiced in Algiers by a minority