Home of the Daamin in the Scattered Worlds, founded immediately after the Flight of the Daamin. Nephestal became the center of culture in the Scattered Worlds, and the meeting place for the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds. The surviving Singing Stones are kept in Geva Elen, the Place of the Stones, before the Temple of All Worlds.

During the First Terran Empire, Nephestal was known to Humans as Kao Li, and was believed to be the central world of a small Daamin trading league. The Daamin dealt with Humans exclusively from a base on the Human-colonized planet Ny. Humans did not actually visit Nepehestal until well after the fall of the Empire.

Other notable features of Nephestal include:

  • Assembly Hall: Meeting place of the Council of the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds.

  • Deepest Crypt: Storage place for weapons and other dangerous things. Maintained by Nar Klerit Tum, Warder of Arms.

  • Forest of the Hlutr: The particular physical collection of Hlutr near the Assembly Hall.

  • Galactic Riders' Landing Field and Riders' Quarter: Quarters and support facilites for the Galactic Riders.

  • Llala-Pili: Scattered Worlds race of legendary gourmands, in charge of cuisine on Nephestal.

  • Lovers' Grove: Grove on Nephestal where the legendary Jel Haran and Lirith first fell in love. Popular tourist attraction. According to legend, vows exchanged in the Lovers' Grove will never fail.

  • Museum of Worlds: Museum on Nephestal which preserves art and artifacts from throughout the Scattered Worlds. Its caretaker is titled "Master of the Museum."

  • Rept Kretzlab: The Gap of Remembrance, a portion of Nephestal's sky kept clear of cosmic dust so that the light of the Galactic Core can be seen.

  • Temple of All Worlds: Cultural and religious center on Nephestal, with remembrances of each of the Scattered Worlds. At the center of the Temple is the Dais of the Elder Gods.

  • Visitors' Quarter: Area of Nephestal which is devoted to housing and services for visitors.

  • Watchers (of the Stones): Cadre of telepathic-sensitive volunteers, who attempt to divine meaning from the music of the Singing Stones.

    Famous People Connected with Nepehstal:

  • Arhineal delv Trespidaan: Avethellan member of the Council of the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds.

  • Clombortau Nor'Piqenn: Marpethalan member of the Council of the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds.

  • Hes-Namu: Artificial intelligence in service of the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds.

  • Kayya Trnas: Daamin scholar of Humanity at the time of the First Terran Empire.

  • Nar Klerit Tum: Talebba, Warder of Arms for the Scattered Worlds.

  • Sinlath Trnas: Post-Imperial Daamin scholar of Humanity.

    Find out more in The Leaves of October: a novel of the Scattered Worlds by Don Sakers Digg!
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