Kumenontli

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Great vessels of metal and titancraft buried in the mountains throughout the old world, the kumenontli house the bodies of two to four, rarely more Geddamin in a preservative stasis. The kumenontli are intricately constructed and made of long-forgotten titancraft over ten thousand years ago.

Sometime during the wars between the Titans and the Isxinthion Gods it is believed, the Titans placed their most trusted Geddamin servants into the kumenontli, primarily under the mountains of the desert, savanna, and Pallathantic climes. The ancient Neptultchi called these devices the kumenontli and this term was adopted by the Ithatians and the Kheshephites and thus spread throughout the Pallathantic world. Thousands of kumenontli have been found and thousands are believed undiscovered. Most were discovered during the Awakening of the Geddamin by Gorcorumbese Giants.

A typical kumenontli is as short as fifteen feet (4.5m) to as long as twenty three feet (7m) which accommodates the height of a Geddamin, ten to twelve feet tall (3m to 3.5m). The shape is usually an elongated ovaloid, tapering to a point on either end and covered with serpentine protrusions of metal inlay. Finely treated metals of blue, silver, grey, and steel-blue coloring are used.

Titancraft inside the kumenontli preserves the life of the occupants in a kind of perpetual stasis where aging, growth, and conscious thought are held in abeyance until the release system is activated, the kumenontli titancraft raises the Geddamin out of their millennia-long trance, the portal to the vessel opens, and the Geddamin awaken.

The ancient Neptultchi held the kumenontli to be vessels of the gods whose touch was punishable by death.

It is believed that nearly all of the readily discoverable kumenontli of the Ephysgæe Mountains have been released and brought into the fellowship of the Geddamin of the Ephsysgæes. This practice reached a height during the 2300's when the Geddamin mastered the knowledge necessary to release the stasis mechanism. The period was known as the Awakening of the Geddamin (2300's).

According to some accounts, Strakkos Chaos Mage of Ebinóë discovered how to release the Kumenontli and used his magic to enchant the Geddamin as his slaves.

Geddamin released from the kumenontli were regarded as nobles among their kind and their rebirth as it were was the impetus for the rise of the Gorcorumbese Empire of the Ephysgæes. The last known Geddamin was liberated from a kumenontli in 2418 and the last liberated Geddamin to perish of natural causes at an advanced age, died in 2613. The age of the awakened Geddamin is complicated by the antediluvian years and the post-kumenontli years.


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