Friday 2 June 2023

Hex Crawl 23 #153: Big Zi'iri

 Seven hexes north, five northeast of Alakran.

The irony is that the human inhabitants of Big Zi'iri are shorter than the general folk of the plains, thanks to the meager diet of millet and cultivated mushrooms that sustains them. But they loom large in their own esteem over the dwarves of their "small" namesake up the valley. They even fancy themselves great hagglers and everyone has a story of how their grandfather or great-aunt got one over on a Dwarf.

Unbeknownst to them, the Alimazi clan has a tradition of playing mighty pranks once in a Dwarven generation upon their human neighbors. The folk of Big Zi'iri in turn treat the matter with embarrassment and the matter fades from collective memory by the time the Alimazi are ready for the next round. For the sake of these pranks there is a tunnel dug under the village (and filled in again after the prank is done).The latest jest has been to dig access tunnels just under the soil and subtly push up foll's gold and copper nuggets in hopes that the foolish humans will dig up half their houses pursuing the mineral rush.

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