Social classes among the Rokat is fluid, in that an individual can switch class at will through the merits of his actions. Each social class has its rules and stigmas surrounding how each interacts and conducts themselves. Only the Sorcery Class is exclusive, only allowing virgins to join.
Slave Class: A lot of the larger houses on Kidasuna have a housemaid; this person’s rank is Slave Class. They live full time in the owner’s house. They are often humans bought and sold on a slave market.
House Maids are often treated well, due to the fact they handle the household chores, cooking and cleaning up after the household. They are often used as baby sitters. These workers are sometimes paid, but it is not necessary to do so. A wealthy household pays their slaves or sets up a trust fund.
Slaves are also used to work the fields and these are seldom treated with respect and are often killed, since they are worth more as food than as workers. Slaves are used mostly in unskilled labor. They are used to move materials and goods throughout Kidasuna and to build heavy stone buildings.
Worker Class: These are skilled workers who are trained to perform specific tasks. They are skilled in any trade that involves a skilled hand. They work in factories and workshops. They build houses and machinery. They are most visible in landscaping the city and maintaining the parks. The Rokat train very hard and seek perfection.
The field of Engineering and Construction fall under this class. They stock shelves at the local grocer, they run and organize farms, work in and run factories and workshops and train new workers to pass on their respective trades. The Rokat take pride in hard work and their skilled labor force. One of the most skilled labor forces on Kidasuna can be found in Shikodu.
Merchant Class: Wherever money switches hands, this is the merchant caste. There is a thin line between worker and merchant classes, as one can switch at will. Merchant and Worker Classes are equal in standing, as they are interchangeable in many situations.
Merchant Class is not fluid when one rents and operates a shop or commercial space. Those who specialize in the Merchant Class are very skilled at communication and sales. The Merchant Class is somewhat frowned upon due to their lack of useful skill in dire times.
Warrior Class: Not every soldier on the battlefield is in the Warrior Class. The Warrior Class is made up of those with battle experience and is rewarded with honor and victory. Most soldiers are Worker Class until they have made a heroic kill or saved a comrade from a dishonorable death.
Once in the Warrior Class, there are many ranks to move up to as one ages and gains skill in battle. Most of this caste is filled with combat leaders and strategists. To move up in this caste, one must display strength, bravery, duty, honor, and strategy.
Sorcery Class: These people are the ones in power in most prefectures. They are often gifted with the teachings of the Lord Janu. They run the temples and preside over regional and global affairs. They are usually guides and teachers to others within the community as a whole.
They act in a similar way as the Noble Class, but due so in opposition much of the time. The rivalry is not violent, but it is clear that the Noble Class is subservient to them. They use magic and are skilled in the mystical teachings and the true history of Kidasuna and the universe.
They seek to learn and often use their powers to guide the Noble Class. There is a sub-caste known to insiders as the Prophet Class, which is the highest class on Kidasuna. Prophets can see the future with certainty, which is rare among any prophet.
Noble Class: Nobles are merely the financial holders of the governments on Kidasuna. They are landowners and their pay comes from taxation on businesses and industries. The better the economy is, the better the nobles get paid.
They are seen as the local government. Nobles hold a very open and public form of government in most communities. Due to the openness of meetings, nothing can be hidden for long. They have no power over the temples, but they do oversee how the city as a whole is run.
The main goal of the Nobles is to make sure no one individual has too much power and those who do are counseled to do so in the best interests of the Rokat as a whole. Under the Noble Class’s just rule, the Rokat Empire has prospered for eons.
The Rokat Heart is more than just the pump that pushes blood through the body. For the Rokat a large physical heart means stamina and vigor. The reason the heart is describe as being so loud as to drown out the screams of battle, is because the hearts of soldiers beat in tune with the rhythm of their war drums. Rokat war drums are very loud and deep. The sound carries for miles. The rhythm can run 180 beats per minute and sounds more like a constant role of thunder to human ears.
In battle this belief of the heart’s power takes center stage in the defeat of other warriors. A heroic victory and glory is achieved only when the victor cuts out the still beating heart of his adversary and takes a bite of it while the still conscious loser dies. It may take several minutes for the loser’s body to stop moving after the heart is carved from his chest.
Fire in Rokat Religion
The Rokat hold special significance to the sacred nature of fire. All Rokat magic that I know about involves a large ritual fire. The Rokat have a long history with fire. This history is not like ours at all. The Dominion was burned so hot the rocks turned red. The battles there involved the whole world being burned. The Rokat see fire as a destructive element.
The universe started by heat. Everything was hot and later cools. The Rokat understand the creative power of fire, but when it comes to life, fire is destructive. The Rokat worship the destructive nature of fire in all the rituals they perform.
Fire in Rokat magic is viewed as the body of the gods that are manifested during the ritual. The smoke is viewed as the mind of the gods summoned during the ritual. Lots of smoke means that the gods are busy thinking and sending messages back and forth. The fire itself is the body of the god or gods. The deities that manifest are usually seen in the fire or the smoke.
A demon manifested in the fire is actually there with you. This is the demon in its form at your command during a ritual. When the demon is seen in the smoke, it means that you only have the mind of the demon present and not the body. The mind of a demon is powerful, but having the demon’s undivided attention with a body of flame is always best.
The Rokat dining hall is a mixture of human cultures. The table and seating resemble Arabian and the table settings resemble Japanese dishes and utensils. The table is about knee high and the floor often has a smaller recessed area for the feet to recline in. The sitter sits on cushions like throw pillows, which they would place for comfort. There is often a railing behind the seating area to provide something to lean on while eating.
The place set consists of a bowl that fits in the hand, drinking glass and a set of chop sticks with pointed and flat ends on them. At the center of the table will be several serving bowls with their own utensils. You serve yourself and it is only polite to take two or three servings and you usually only eat one item at a time in the bowl you hold. The chopsticks have pointed ends for handling larger food items and flat ends or for handling smaller items such as their equivalent of rice or grain meal. For some reason the Rokat see finger food as uncivilized. There are no sandwiches, hot wings, french-fries and cookies. Dessert is usually something sweet and it is only polite to have one serving. Pudding is common; they also make something like cookies that are round thumbnail sized croutons often served over ice cream or pudding.
There is another type of dining hall and that is a stand up style used by cheap restaurants. The table is much higher, about the same height as a tavern bar top. When the space is small, the Rokat will stand up to dine. Most Rokat restaurants prefer standing dining to seat dining. Only the most lavish establishments will seat their customers in the traditional home-style seating. Passing gas at the dinner table is still bad etiquette. The Rokat do not have any special rules about whether to keep your lips closed while chewing. I have observed them eating with their mouths open.
Most Rokat bathe daily after work and most homes have a bathroom or several in them. The bathtub is still sometimes a luxury. The tub itself is usually an oval or circular tub that is only large enough for one Rokat to bathe at a time. They do have soap, which can be made from plant oils and is usually scented, but not always. Those who do not have a private tub will go to the bathhouse, which offers similar bathing facilities as a Roman bathhouse.
These bathhouses are always open after the normal working hours and offer a community space to unwind. Sometimes locals who have private tubs go for the social atmosphere. The Bathhouse also serves as a meeting room for the local government. Most bathhouses offer food and wine at the hot pool during meetings, but not on normal nights. The only civic duty that does not take place at the bathhouse is paper work.
The Rokat has a distinction between Bathroom and Restroom. The Restroom has no bathtub while a Bathroom does. Make sure you have a Bathroom in your house and not just a Restroom. The toilet and sink also exist in the bathrooms of every Rokat house. The toilet is shaped like a narrow bowl about 2 feet long and a foot wide and is at ground level. You have to squat over it to do your business. After using the toilet, like in our society, it is polite to wash your hands after using the restroom. The Rokat wipe with a cloth and wash it out after each use.
Men do have the luxury of having multiple wives due to the female population being three times higher than the males. A Rokat can marry as many wives as he wants. Most marriages on Kidasuna are with a male and two wives.
The first wife is the higher-ranking wife with all the others succeeding her. Only the first wife has elevated status over the other wives. The first wife is often the first to have children, but it is not taboo for the second or third to have children first.
The husband mates with his first wife. If a marriage has three or more wives, the lower ranking wives tend to compete for the husbands favoritism. This tends to lead to marriages of only two wives even if the husband has time for a third.
In the Noble Class, having three or more wives is encouraged, to bring rivalry into the equation. The lower ranking second and third wives will compete by buying the husband property and pampering him. The husband refuses to choose a favorite among his lower ranking wives to keep this rivalry going, so that he continues to be showered with gifts and luxuries.
When the husband marries his first wife, she has seniority over the subsequent wives. The first wife has the power to decide if the husband can marry another wife or not. She has the final say if the wedding will continue. The first wife often chooses who the second wife will be and so on.
The children produced in a polygamist marriage all have equal standing, no matter which wife they were born from. One of the wives, usually the second wife will remain jobless to take care of and raise the children while the primary wife and husband work.
For the Rokat, sex is the sacred act of consummating a union. This behavior only occurs after they see each other in true love. The male usually only has sex with one wife. The female Rokat will not release an egg unless she is mated and she is willing to be mated. There are no rape pregnancies among the Rokat unless a drug is used to force ovulation.
Rokat do not find any touch that is not intercourse as sex. The male’s reproductive organs are kept inside his body like whales and marine mammals. This is an evolutionary measure the species took, so that reproductive organs were not lost in combat. The female Rokat does not form plump breasts until she is lactating. Her chest is flat with a slight raised area where the milk glands remain. Plump breasts are a sign of a married mother. After having children the breasts will always seem a little plump to show other males that she has been mated. She will never remarry if her husband dies. That is why the male will usually only mate one of his wives.
Rokat have sex facing each other. They look deep into each other’s eyes and get lost in the moment. The male will press his genital slit over the female’s virginal opening. The female clitoris will have an erection and enter the male by an inch. The female has a ¼ inch thick clitoris that is used to stimulate the male erection by tickling the head of his penis. The clitoris is pushed out by the erecting penis and she is entered by a 5 inch penis. Love making will last as little as a few seconds, but the pleasure making can last hours. Unlike the human male, the Rokat penis has continuous blood flow, so it is not has hard as a human penis.
He may lick the nipples of the female to stimulate a nurturing nature in her to keep the pleasure making going. They do touch and feel each other on and around the butt and lower back. Older males like to be touch and have their manes played with since the hair is connected to the sexual circuit in the brain. Older males have sex for longer periods of time than do young males. The other oreganos zone is the skin under the chin on the female is sexually aroused by the male gently nibbling it. The male has a nibbling place on the sides of his neck that just makes him melt.
It appears that manners are something that are inherited traits of likes and dislikes throughout the species. They seem to be very aware of the little things that can really piss you off and to avoid doing those things. Rokat are not very complicated, but they do like the finer things in life.
Public Displays of Affection
Bow your head when you greet a Rokat, Inugan or Vinorian. Public affection is common among Rokat and Vinori. Even same gender affection is commonplace. Kissing is not seen as sexual nor is hugging and cuddling. Trust is very important in Rokat life. Rokat seldom cheat in a relationship. Nude contact after battle is viewed as therapeutic and not seen as gay.
Smoking is unheard of in Rokat society and is treated as attempted murder by poisoning in the court system. There is no such thing as controlled substances in Rokat law. The only laws govern how such substances are taken, if it is smoked or consumed. The Rokat view the body as a temple to the self and thus will not abuse it with poisons.
There are very few to no homeless in any Rokat city, because the Rokat do not feed them or provide any services to them. They are often forced to leave the cities and go into the wild and start cities of their own. Most homeless in Rokat society have to give up their civilized ways for becoming feral and living like animals in the wild places of Kidasuna.
Openness of Conversation
Conversations are rather open and anyone can join in. Socially, there is a free sharing of information; nothing is all that private unless you take the conversation indoors. Conversation that takes place outdoors is an open invitation to bystanders. If conversation takes place indoors and it is intended to be more private. If conversation takes place in a public space like a restaurant or bar, it is still considered private, but the bathhouse is considered to be outside.
The Rokat believes that knowledge should be shared. During conversation, one has something to add, one can add without much if any ridicule, even in controversial subject matter. “If a point can be made, it should be made.”
The Rokat have a strong sense of duality, so when a challenge is made, it is always accepted. A challenge can be a simple test of skill in a certain area of work like who welds better or who can make a better sandwich. A challenge can be anything. If the challenger then backs down without going through with the challenge it is taken with great offense. As long as a challenge is met, even if the challenger loses, there are no hard feelings on either side, as long as effort is put forward to show that you meant to give it your all.
Weakness in general is frowned upon and accepting that weakness is even worse. Those who accept being weak are often cast out of society as having no ability to survive. Even if one is actually very weak, they can still be accepted if they try hard to achieve anyway, even against weakness.
In some cities, cremation is the preferred way to dispose of a body. The furnace used is often in the industrial part of a city. The furnace used is similar to a blast furnace used for metal. The ones I have heard of actually have metal inside them, which is never used to manufacture anything mundane. Sometimes this metal is used for holy objects, but it is not a high quality metal.
The Heraldic Temples and the vast majority of Rokat bury their dead if possible and cremate if they cannot afford to or do not have room to bury. The honored dead are given priority at cemeteries where they remain until their time slot is over. The oldest bodies are removed first and the bones or ground up into powder and tossed into a body of water. If the Temple is large enough, they will be moved into the crypt under the Temple until they need more room still. The oldest bodies are always removed first and ground up. The ashes or bone dust is always tossed into a body of water. They prefer to do this in reservoirs where an essence is believed to exist. A lot of old houses have family crypts under them or a crypt room in the basement level.
A lucky few will have their bones used to build a Heraldic Temple called a Skull Temple. These are very holy places and never very large when they are built. Skull Temples exist in many communities, but the bulk of them are built in very spiritual places.
When the bones of a loved one are exhumed to make room for a new body, the bones are parted out to surviving members of their family. The skull is the most prized of the bones, followed by hands, feet, ribs and spine. Some poor Rokat will just have the body buried short term and exhumed for this process. The bones are typically kept for ten years before then being ground and tossed into a body of water. Some Rokat wills will tell who gets to have what in terms of the deceased’s remains.
Those of the Seuwrhanic Tradition practice cannibalism in their attempt to pass on magical powers and spiritual energy. Most Seuwrhanic Sorcerers will write in their wills, who gets to eat them when they die. It is a very personal thing to ingest the flesh of a loved one or close colleague.
Homosexuality does not exist in the Rokat species if it is defined as having sexual intercourse. Furthermore, Rokat do not have sex unless it is with a wife. The Rokat do not have a strong sex drive, instead they have a strong desire to share their lives with members of their own kind. The female of both the Warrior and Master Race do not release an egg unless they are mated and reach sexual climax. Foreplay and fondling is quite common among all Rokat, but it is not viewed as sexual by the Rokat in general.
The Rokat Warrior Race tends to be highly affectionate with members of their own gender. It is how they build a close bond that rivals that of their family. The Warrior Race has to have a strong bond, because of the stress of war and it is how they get through a tough battle together. The relationship can otherwise be seen as homosexual, but sex never occurs among same gender Rokat. The way that Rokat mate is not compatible with a same gender coupling.
The Rokat Master Race tends to spend more time in loose groups. Their time spent in the bathhouse and in rituals where trust is less life depending tends to lead to a different form of relationship. They often take part in same gender fondling, but it is a bonding method between the males of ruling families. It is a way to establish trust in alliances, because competing families do not touch each other. Most of the touching takes place in the hot pool where members of the ruling class tend to stay after hours to fondle each other.
The Rokat do not perform oral sex. All the contact is with their bodies and mostly hands without close contact. Only the closest males will embrace and snuggle each other. This is a sign that two males are probably equals in status and rank among their peers.
Male and female Rokat have equal status in society. The Rokat in general do not notice the gender of their superiors. They seem to ignore anything outside of skill sets and achievements of individuals. Males and female receive equal pay and have the exact same legal and social status as males. The only acknowledgment of gender is that males are logical and females are emotional. Though this never gets in the way of social standing, it does however create a situation where males and female pool their difference together to create a socially informed society. Males and females on their own choose professions suited to their gender based skill sets. Females in the Rokat species tend to be leaders since they have better foresight and planning abilities than Males. Males tend to take positions which work best with short term planning and labor since the male is physically stronger. These tendencies in Rokat are not fussed over, but simply left as is, because they want the best for the species.
The Rokat do have subspecies, but there is no racism among the subspecies. They have their strengths and weaknesses which are acknowledged, but there are no laws or social taboos requiring one subspecies to only take up a certain profession.
There are several subspecies that are classified simply as Rokat. The fact that there is no distinction or mention of this point to the fact that Rokat are all equal and race does not matter at all. It is like they totally ignore it.
I have now discovered most of the subspecies. The White Rokat makes up the bulk of the population on Kidasuna. They are related to the Dominion Manned Rokat. The White Rokat are known for their fire red hair and green eyes. They are also called Fire Backs by other species off of Kidasuna because of the bright red mane that grows down the backs of champions.
Kidasuna is home to another population of Rokat which is believed to be extinct in the Dominion population. These are the Black Rokat. They are best known for their mystical abilities and mastery of sorcery. They make up the bulk of the Sorcery Class and are the strongest users of sorcery on Kidasuna.
The Dominion Rokat are a very small minority on Kidasuna and they are characterized by their full lion’s mane. Their manes are a deep blood red instead of the ginger red seen in humans that is common among Kidasuna’s native White Rokat.
There is one last subspecies which is more distantly related and they are the Rokat/Damo half breeds that are called sha-Rokat. They are known for being covered in fur and both males and females are short, about 5 foot 6 inches. They are jet black with bright green or yellow eyes. These Rokat are the most aggressive of the species.
This is an issue that Rokat have not really touched upon. They allow abortion without any restriction up until birth. They see this as a right to not live in suffering. If an unwanted child can be undone, it should be done. The Rokat believe that an unwanted child should not exist because it will not be loved to the fullest extent.
I have recently heard from my sources on Kidasuna that the Rokat practice forced abortion on families deemed too poor to properly raise a happy child. The target couples are males with only one wife. Since the church and state are one, marriage arrangements are known. The government forces these couples to get their children aborted due to potential lack of happiness.
Abortion is also used as an extension of the genetic health programs used to maintain public health. Bloodlines with chronic illnesses and high rates of criminality will have their children aborted. This also happens when two unhealthy bloodlines try to marry into each other. Sterilization is used in most cases, but forced abortion is seen in smaller towns.
Genetic Engineering and Playing God
The Rokat view genetic research and engineering the next generation as a tool to stabilize the species and maintain an unchanging way of life. The Rokat use genetic selection as a means to halt evolution. This also brings up sterilization as part of the equation. The Rokat will never kill a child because of deformity. They will however sterilize a defected child and stop them from breeding. The Rokat will not interfere with nature in that they will offer no corrective medical solutions to birth defects. They believe that if you cannot live unaided that life is not worth living. Rokat do not even medicate developmental and mental disorders either. These are viewed as defects which are to be left alone and allowed to be visible.
The Rokat maintain free medical care to all Rokat. They do not extend this practice to other species. The Rokat believe that medical treatment should be free because it is viewed as a basic right for all Rokat. They will not treat birth defects as stated already, but they will treat injuries and acquired conditions with cures.
The Rokat have created cures instead of masks for symptoms. The Rokat use natural cures and have banned medical practice from the free market system. Doctors on Kidasuna are paid for treating illness, not selling drugs. The same cannot be said about Puthade where there are no laws.
Mental health services are a bit sketchy at best. The planet only has one mental health care facility. This means that all Rokat unable to care for their selves will be sent there. The facility is called Banichi Institute for Mental Health. Anyone who is sent here is deemed needing care that will not be provided by the other prefectures.
The facility has over 100,000 patients and 8,000 doctors who tend to their every need. The facilities range from bedridden retardation to assisted living in which a care worker will visit every 3 days. The bedridden are allowed to live their lives as best as can be done for their situations. Each patient upon entry is given a basic set of services and this is worked out to create an individualized plan. The idea that Banichi stands behind is that everyone can reach their highest potential and enjoyment.
The Rokat view criminals as a burden on society, so with anything that does not better society, they work to remove it. This is true for hardened criminals. For lesser crimes that do not endanger life or property the penalty is usually a fine or forced labor. This article deals with serious crimes like murder or burglary and activity that lead to the endangerment of innocent people. I am not going to list all the crimes, but common sense will keep you out of the prison system altogether.
The Rokat have no long term holding structures for prisoners. They work there hardest to keep criminals off the streets while reforming any who can be reeducated or placed into employment where their skills can be used for the Rokat instead of against them. This is usually for just being stupid and losing composure in public and doing something once or a few times. The fines are based on a percentage of your income instead of a flat rate. If you commit the same offense multiple times the fines will get steeper.
At some point Rokat go insane and go on a rampage or something. The fines are no longer deterring a life of crime. The court will bring the offender in and subject them to imprisonment. If a criminal will not reform their ways they will be sentenced to The Pit, which is a death sentence. The Rokat will not take care of people who will not follow the rules. Every crime has a frequency of occurrences and a total number of occurrences before it leads to The Pit.
The Rokat have no mental health services other than housing for those who are relatively peaceful and not a danger to society, so most who end up in The Pit are mentally ill Rokat with conditions that lead to unsafe behavior if they are allowed to live outside of a cage.
This is a floor plan of The Pit. This structure is used as the final result of criminal behavior. All who enter this facility will die there. The main gate marked “1” is the only way in and out of the Prisoner Yard. This gate is only opened to clean the facility after the smell of decay becomes noticeable outside the facility. Prisoners are often thrown in from the Observation Areas. The fall is about 20 feet onto a granite floor.
There is no running water in this structure except for the Guard Bathroom and the Prisoner Communal Baths. There is no prisoner access to food. Water taps can be found in the Prisoner Communal Baths, but it is locked so that no one can access it. There are a series of rooms used by the prisoners to keep out of the weather, but that is the only amenity provided.
The prisoners thrown into The Pit have to resort to cannibalism in order to survive. If there are no new prisoners thrown in, the survivors will also die of thirst. The Pit is designed to kill prisoners as well as house them as cheaply as possible. A great deal of work goes into the materials and workmanship.
The building is made from granite and polished so that water and blood just washes away. The floor is made from rougher granite to allow for traction of both guards and prisoners. The baths for the prisoners consists only of a drain in the floor and a drain is also in the center of the outdoor yard. There are at least 15 guards on duty for this facility at any one time.
The guards are trained to injure anyone who gets close to reaching the top of the wall. Rokat can jump 8 to 12 feet straight up, which falls short of the Observation Area floor. A few desperate Rokat have jumped high enough to grab the floor and climb up. The guards will shoot to injure, so that the other inmates will attack the escapee.
Augments with Rokat DNA
This has been an ongoing issue with the Rokat since the early days of Kidasuna. Rokat have been mating with the Vinori with few ethical issues raised from the couplings. It is now known the Vinori and Rokat both share a common ancestor, so they are considered next of kin.
It gets frightening when Rokat DNA is put into life forms that are way different. Damos, Puthadians and Sipani have few rights and the ones they have now, are hard earned. A new breed has been made. Human Augments with up to 30% Rokat have been made, which in any religious circle is an abomination and a sin against all life. The science community simply views this as the next great experiment.
The Rokat Public at large is not aware of it, because they would have to go out of their way to dig up info on it. Humans are the lowest forms of life on Kidasuna and now the highest form of life is mixed in, what do you do? At this time the research is about 10 years into it. The Human Augments are believed to be healthy, sterile and above human physical and mental ability. They even have slightly pointed ears.
The practice of segregation takes place throughout the Rokat Empire. Precincts within the prefectures are created to separate one species from another. Precincts are districts governed by another species that has built a neighborhood or community on Kidasuna. The segregation is not so absolute that the two species cannot interact, but they must live in clearly defined neighborhoods. Some precincts are walled communities, but many are just areas of a larger city where buildings and property are set aside for use by another species.
The Rokat are not immune to having mental conditions. There is no reasonable way to fully eliminate mental health issues without having to force abortion on all children with any chance of developing problems later in life. The Rokat solution to the problem is with mixed results. It really depends on the disorders being dealt with.
The Rokat are prone to all kinds of mental disorders. Humans would think the entire population is insane, but that is just how we view them. Paranoia, overboard hostility, developmental and retardation are the most known to me.
The Rokat are not morally able to pass out pills and offer medical treatment for any disorder, even if it can be done. The Rokat are by law forced to let disabilities manifest at whatever level they would. I already mentioned Banichi Institute for Mental Health; now I am going to talk about mental health at the local level. For this article I will be talking about the system in place in Shikodu, which is a small city on Kidasuna.
Each city has some sort of services offered that will be extended over the whole prefecture and all the communities within. If a family is absolutely refusing to move their child’s care to the facility at Banichi, the local City will offer some services. The basic services are housing, which is offered in all cities to my knowledge. Shikodu offers a very wide variety of services for its size.
Housing is usually met by an institution like facility. Shikodu trains its own care workers for these people and offers services through the school system at the Sacred School of the Prophecy. The university offers classes in all manner of care for people with disabilities.
Shikodu offers a unique service which is found in only a handful of cities and even the largest cities might not offer it. Shikodu offers an art and creativity program which for the Rokat would be very rare. Most Rokat lack the creative genes of the Puthadians, but when disabilities manifest, all manner of personality traits immerge. Shikodu is one of the places that can feed this need to foster creative ideas.
Shikodu offers a wide range of housing and transportation options to reach the campus for the arts at the Sacred School of the Prophecy. There is a section of the campus that is only open to Rokat who are born with a mental disability that prevents them from living an otherwise fully normal life. If a Rokat needs assistance in living independently they will qualify for services in Shikodu.
Shikodu has lifted some bans on treatment for disabilities and mental illness in general. This is the only place on Kidasuna in which the services of psychology are in use. Again, mental health related drugs are banned across the entire Rokat Empire, so what is offered is someone who will listen to your troubles and offer sound advice.
There is a good chance that Psychology will grow as a profession, because of Shikodu and the research that is being done on the mentally challenged that are housed there. The reason Shikodu is spending so much money on acquiring developmentally disabled Rokat is because the Rokat spent all their resources studying everything outside themselves and never spent any time studying their own minds. Shikodu is breaking ground on exploring the Rokat mind and this could lead to great good.
If one with disabilities wanted to live without being a subject of research, one might move to the Banichi facilities or to Kidasuna Toki which offers similar services minus the psychology and therapy offered in Shikodu. At this time in Kidasuna’s history the Rokat quest to explore the mind has only begun and it was started in Shikodu. All the newest drug free treatments are being pioneered in Shikodu and it is spreading north as the students who learn open practices in communities along the Gunoshiva Trail.
The Rokat do not view these disabled as a burden since they are adding to the wealth of knowledge about the Rokat brain and new styles of art. They offer a uniqueness that is offered by no other population on Kidasuna. The Rokat feel guilty about the need to care for this population, so they offer the best their society can offer them. Even in communities known for their low technology zoning offer superb luxury that few working citizens can afford.
It is common knowledge that the disabled Rokat exist and it is well known that most Rokat art is made by them. The Rokat are not very creative on their own, so when a disability brings out Puthadian levels of creativity it is often celebrated. The Rokat do not breed for creativity as it is not a driving factor in their evolution, but they do support the arts when it comes about by mistake.
Shikodu has many theaters and many of them are host to Rokat written plays and performances. This is a task that the Rokat have done on their own with limited success, but now that Kidasuna fosters creativity of the Rokat, it has an unusually large number of Rokat written performances. There are more plays written on Kidasuna in its 12 billion years, than have ever been written in the millions of ages that the Dominion has been in existence. Most of these plays were written in the last 257 years. This is more than has been written in the history of Rokat civilization.
Rokat are naturally paranoid. There are times when this paranoia gets the better of a Rokat and they go insane. Since the Rokat have no medical treatment other than talking to someone about it, they are left to deal with the condition. The Paranoid are most often the type of Rokat who become homeless and banished from any settlement. They are most likely to end up in The Pit and left to die as well as many other ostracizing things. These Rokat are simply removed from civilized society.
Since the Rokat are naturally paranoid of outside cultures, there is a balance that has to be maintained. The Rokat draw the line at disruption of the daily life of innocent people. There comes a time when society has had enough and something has to be done. A lot goes into justifying giving another Rokat the boot from society and left to die in any number of ways.
The first step is to make sure that the fears of paranoia are not grounded in fact. The Rokat are already paranoid as a species, so it is hard to draw the line here. Sometimes a Rokat is singled out for one reason or another for hatred and it is often not grounded on anything real. Sometimes it is the mentally disabled that are singled out in villages. In the case of Janu, his paranoia was grounded in fact. People in Shanibala wanted to kill him. Rokat are not so good at hiding the truth or lying. They cannot lie so they are truthful no matter how malicious the event is.
I mentioned retardation, because the Rokat have to face this disability as a severe impairment on independent living. In Shikodu they are cared for by the Sacred School of the Prophecy’s mental health team. Binachi’s main function is to house and care for the mentally retarded. Shikodu offers this service as a means to study them.
The Rokat consider not being able to live as an adult as mental retardation. They have yet to specify the different types. The Rokat do not have an IQ test like the humans on Earth do, they measure intelligence as an ability to live and function without services from the government.
Mental retardation is dealt with in many ways depending on the case. Some are bed ridden and simply housed in institutions mostly in Banichi and one in Shikodu for research. The rest may have some ability to take care of their selves and are offered a private room in an institution, but they need help with self-care and preparing meals. The Rokat have all these areas covered and with good skill in caring for the needs of the people under this level of care.
The Mental institution as found on Kidasuna is a very joyful place and is viewed from the outside as a daycare for adults. Children are always kept at home until they reach age unless certain circumstances force otherwise. Only Banichi deals with children.
Now we get to the more aggressive disorders. The Rokat are already prone to violence, so this is not a surprise at all. Rokat however seldom kill or injure members of their kind; this is highly unusual. When a Rokat goes crazy and starts to attack members of his own kind, things are going to end badly. The Rokat have no treatment for mental illness that involves drugs.
The only answer in this case is a prosecution for whatever crimes were committed and a hasty death sentence is carried out. All of this mental health and care for the disabled comes out of the tax payers, so they are not willing to pay to keep a dangerous individual alive. It has been expressed by the Rokat that such individuals should be killed.
The Rokat on Kidasuna will not in any way allows such dangerous persons to live if it has potential to bring harm to the general public. Most Rokat already carry weapons of some sort, but a crazy Rokat with a weapon is just as bad as a military assault on the public. Not all Rokat are trained in the fighting arts, so it is the duty of the government to keep the cities safe from deranged and crazy individuals.
Rokat who kill Rokat are their selves killed. Society as a whole will not tolerate such reckless behavior. There is only one case of this happening without reprisal and that is with Janu Hitikara when he murdered tens of millions of Rokat in his attack against Kidasuna Toki. Janu should have been killed, but his status at the time was immune to the law.
Most of the insane on Kidasuna are either forced out of the civilized world or thrown in The Pit to die a rather miserable death. For those who are cast out of the civilized world have only one chance at life and that is to find others who were thrown out of all the cities. This makes of the majority of Kidasuna’s homeless population dangerously paranoid. It is the hope of the civilized world that they will die in the wilderness, but Rokat are very powerful predators.
This tactic of kicking out undesirables has led to Kidasuna developing a feral population of Rokat. They often prey upon the same animals that the larger species of farona would eat. The wilds have become a dangerous place with such beasts running around. The Rokat cities and places that are set aside for the civilized and otherwise non-aggressive live have to set up ways to protect themselves.
Pets and Mental Illness
This is a new factor about mental illness among the Rokat that I learned about from a telepathic source of mine. The Rokat consider a need for pets as a mental disorder needing treatment and segregation from the greater community. The Rokat seem to divide this mental disorder into two subsets called Social Pets and Fashion Pets.
First is Social Pets, which is taken less seriously, because the Rokat have legalized keeping humans as pets. Sometimes these pets are retarded humans who are born and sold as pets because they serve no purpose and breeding them would produce unhealthy offspring. Social pets are kept for the sake of saying I own this or that. The Rokat draw the line at sentient hairless species like humans.
The Rokat will shun the keeping of animals like cats and dogs because to them it is considered filthy and unhealthy. Rokat can be taken away to Banichi Institute for Mental Health because of nonhuman pets. The sentence and treatment is life long and there is no hope of being cured. Since the Rokat do not use medication for mental health, there is absolutely no hope of being treated and sent home to return to life in the greater community.
Fashion Pets however is treated seriously and it is grounds for your rights to be taken away as a way to protect you from your own filthy habit. Fashion Pets are animals bred specifically for their looks rather than any real function. This is nothing new to the Rokat, but creating an animal that has no place in nature is considered sick and very disgusting. Fashion pets as it turns out are most common among wealthy Rokat who legally keep albino humans and smaller numbers of Dosuka, Satane and Gurabi. There are other species kept and some of them are not native to Kidasuna. The fear is that some of these animals will get out and populate Kidasuna’s wilds.
The Banichi Institute is sometimes used to house harmless people on the grounds of public health. The Rokat immune system is more than capable of handling anything nature can throw at it, but the idea of animals inside the house just makes some Rokat sick to the stomach. The Banichi Institute treats this disorder with isolation and no access to animals. The Rokat believe that social behavior is meant to be shared among other Rokat, no other species. Even allowing members of another species such as traveling Satane which are the most common overland travelers is still considered a mental disorder, because the Rokat view all other species as wild animals that belong in the wild, not in the house.
The Rokat at best will offer Satane or other species a bed of straw in the garage or porch. The Rokat will not allow these travelers into their house for fear of being caught with “animals” in the house. Such kindness is not seen on Kidasuna. The Rokat will allow other Rokat to bed for the night inside the house, even a farmer who works directly with animals, but not anyone who is not a Rokat. It is considered filthy to be anything other than a Rokat. The Rokat have reluctantly opened their homes to human slaves, only because with training humans can act Rokat enough to pass as clean. The Rokat relaxed the pet laws wherever a great number of super wealthy politicians live, so they can escape the Banichi Institute’s wards.
Free Humans can be found in the Holy Land of Kidasuna. This is the Vinori Sanctuary on the main land, where the bulk of the planet’s Vinori live. There are about 6 million Vinori living in this area, which is about the size of the Unite States. There are said to be about 300,000 humans living free within the same region. These humans live completely free of Rokat law, or lack thereof. The Vinori do maintain a population cap for the humans at 5% of that of the Vinori. They do this by killing some humans. There is a lottery drawn at the end of each year if the population exceeds the allowed number. The humans have on their own performed voluntary celibacy to avoid being killed by the Vinori.
After 2012, there has been an extermination of free humans on Kidasuna on the order of Supreme Emperor Jakoba. There may be a small community somewhere on Kidasuna, but this is extremely unlikely now with the Rokat hunting to destroy all free humans on the planet. Kidasuna’s politics change quite rapidly, so there could be free humans in Kidasuna’s future.
Racism in Humans
The Rokat have thus far only harvested full bloods of two races of humans on Earth. They have picked Africans from Africa and Germanic and Scandinavians for their uses on Kidasuna. The Rokat have even bred a race of albinos.
The Rokat on their own are blind to race with their own species, but when it comes to humans, the Rokat are as bad as the Nazis. They seek to breed pure bloods of the African and Germanic/Scandinavian races for their uses. The Rokat are using Africans as a source of food stock. They claim that the lean bodies create better meat than the Whites do. The Rokat have a taste for lean meat, so this is why they chose to collect from the tribes of Africa.
The Rokat also chose to collect white people from Europe for their slave trade. The Rokat did this for esthetic appeal because the Rokat have the same color skin as white humans. The Whites perform better under the mental stresses put upon them by their handlers than the Africans do. The humans on Kidasuna have maintained their religious back grounds, so the Africans are too communal and hard to separate for the slave market than the whites who have a weaker family structure.
The Rokat have fueled the Whites innate hatred of Blacks for the sake of dividing and preoccupying the humans with internal affairs. This helps to keep the humans on Kidasuna from organizing against the Rokat or the Vinori, where they do live free. Even the Vinori play upon human fear and hate to keep the humans occupied with themselves.
The leaders of the free humans are albinos trained to perform the tasks of maintaining the hate to keep the humans busy. The race of albinos has become stable on Kidasuna. There is only one breeder allowed to sell albinos and they are sold as pets rather than slaves or food.
The Rokat have bred a stable race of albinos for the sake of Rokat pets. The Rokat are not allowed to keep animal pets, but they are allowed to buy an albino as a pet human under the slavery laws on Kidasuna. The Rokat keep albinos as a symbol of wealth and power. There being only one breeder that produces consistent albino humans, the price can be quite high. Albinos are the pets of the rich, so they are sometimes trained in private education programs to teach them the Rokat way. They are sometimes pressed into service to lead the free humans as savior figures in wars the Rokat set up for the purpose of keeping the humans busy with themselves.
Albinos on Kidasuna probably reach the furthest in education since they are the rarest and most expensive pets that can be owned. They get special treatment by their handlers. Some albinos have private mansions and slaves of their own, all paid for by their owners. The pets of the Rokat are treated so well that some Rokat are jealous of the things given to them. Albinos have even been mayors of small villages if the prefect allows it.
The slave ranching practice is possibly the most humane. Slaves are bred mostly from new stock. The Rokat often breed humans abducted from Earth with humans already on Kidasuna. Human slaves live in planned communities on the slavers ranch. These communities are not very large and usually contain no more than 1,000 humans. They are taught to work the land, build and teach themselves. The teaching process is a kind of propaganda school to teach the human slaves that Rokat are above them and that they must obey them at all times. Abuse is often used to enforce the teaching. Slaves are sold when they reach 16 years of age. After a slave is bought, they will be bred and then castrated to prevent breeding outside of the control of the slave rancher. Slaves tend to reach old age if they are bought for residential purposes. Farm hands only live to be 40 or so.
Once a slave is bought, they will be going home to any number of situations. Some Rokat will beat their slaves mercilessly, while others will treat them like pets or members of the extended family. The House Slave will be treated the best since they have constant access to family members. Rokat seldom have to lock their doors at night, so the slaves who stay in the main house have to be respected. The owner will even take a slave or two with them to the bathhouse to attend to their needs. These slaves often have a room to their own if the house is large. If there are many, they might share the room, but being in the main house has its perks.
Humans bred for meat are raised totally different. They have their jaws fused shut at birth and a feeding tube inserted. These humans are called Lock-Jaws. Lock-Jaws live in factory farms with several thousand individuals kept in small cages on the factory floor. Lock-Jaw females are kept in a breeding facility where they are kept pregnant by either males or artificial insemination. The mother Lock-Jaw is allowed to breast feed her baby for until the next one is born, in which the older child is taken away to a maturation facility, often the floor below the nursery to grow. The babies are isolated from each other, so that social and language development is halted. Most of these children are allowed to reach puberty before being slaughter for meat.
Tenderlings are usually 2 ½ years old. The mother is allowed to keep and breast feed two of her children and when the third is born the eldest is taken away and slaughtered for meat. This makes up the majority of meat production on Kidasuna for human flesh. Another form of Tenderling is produced when the mother is allowed to raise one child to puberty by means of breast feeding, which produces a type of premium meat ate mostly by the Rokat Elite who raise this type on their own land.
Processing of Meat
A good and legal human raising facility will first drain off the blood as a means of killing before processing the body into various products. The human is hung upside-down and a needle is put into the artery in the neck from which the blood is drained until death. The best quality facilities cover the head for this process, but few actually do that. The worst facilities produce meat for the common folk will just begin to process the humans while alive without bothering to kill them first. Several Rokat communities have been called the Land of Screams, for this reason. Human meat is processed in much the same way as pigs are on Earth.
Things like Foie Gras has been made from humans on Kidasuna, but currently to my knowledge this is being done with only a handful of humans on a single ranch. Morbidly obese humans are raised for certain products including lard, lamp oil and enlarged hearts which are sold at premium prices and considered to be very tasty. The brain is used as flavor for soups and even eaten out of the skull. It is often eaten as a spread for crackers and used as a binding agent in cooking meatloaves and used in the place of eggs.
Since humans have no rights and are considered property, there is no legal or moral protection for them on Kidasuna. Humans are often used to grow pathogens and conduct cruel experimentation. Through the ages much of the experimentation was to learn how to properly raise humans as meat, treat illness and other things related to food production.
Some of the research had to do with Lock-Jaws and how to keep them alive, but not able to live without the rancher’s help. This was developed as a tactic to prevent escape and was the first thing that ranchers did. It is now law that ranches must lock-jaw their breeders. The bulk of the research was proper nutrition after the mouth was made unusable.
The next step in research took place in the area of social deprivation in which the breakdown of social and speech was to be done. Even though the humans were lock-jawed, they still were able to organize against their captors. The Rokat began to isolate young babies to prevent social and language development. This was first done by placing the babies after being lock-jawed into a darkened cage by itself until grown. Problems in growth and health arose when the sensory deprived babies stopped growing and their health declined. Most would die before they could be mated. They learned that the babies had to be handled lightly, to keep them alive and a balance was found. They could deal with small size by forcing the body to grow by forcing the natural growth hormone production.
At about 100 years of research in raising humans, the Rokat were able to start producing meat at a rate which turned a profit by accelerating pregnancy by forcing labor at 8 months instead of having a natural 9 month pregnancy. They also fed the mother medicinal herbs, which stimulated the growth process in her children which allowed for more meat at the time of slaughter. This also led to health problems, mostly stemming from the social isolation and depression issues, which were dealt with by natural herbs.
The city of Shikodu is the pioneer in raising humans for meat and slaves. They hold the planet’s largest slave and meat markets. After some 200 years of human meat production, the Rokat were able to produce a stable and healthy product for consumption. The facilities were never the cleanest, but the humans had been bred to be able to survive the conditions. Law forbids using artificial substances in meat production. The same is true for any food production, but that is not for this article.
One of the latest things to immerge from Rokat laboratories is Human to Rokat Emergency Organ Transplants. A whole new subspecies of human was created that was made to have enough Rokat so that organs can be transplanted in emergencies. In battle the Rokat sometimes receive fatal injuries and it is these humans that were supposed to replace damaged organs until the Rokat’s own body can regenerate their own. Since humans have no rights, the organs are harvested while awake, but restrained. The most common organ harvested is eyes, hearts and kidneys.
The research is so new that it is continuing to this day. The Human Augments are being kept only in one location in Shikodu’s Moritiki Slave Ranch. The team of scientists are trying to turn humans just Rokat enough so that organs can be harvested. The Human Augments are a major moral issue with the Rokat at this time because they are close to 30% Rokat.