Aaron DeMott

 

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Khaal

A walled city made up of dens for individual families of Meskka. A typical khaal consists of an area surrounded by a wall of trees that are tended to grow into an inter-twined "fence". Inside the compound, there are several engineered trees or rock dens for living quarters, a garden area, and pastures for containing food stock animals.

At the center of the khaal (or sometimes in the center of the units in the dwelling quarters) is a large tree that has been hollowed out and added onto that makes up the clan leaders residence. This structure also serves as a meeting place, courtroom, and temple; as well as a building for other political events that require gatherings of large numbers.