Makhluk is sometimes referred to as Zumbasa’s southern capital, this is due to the fact that most of Zumbasa’s population is either concentrated in the northern or southern portions of the country. Since none really wants to traverse the desert in the center of the country merchants usually choose to either work in the northern or southern portions of the country. Makhluk is technically under the jurisdiction of the king Abdiqafar Imari it is usually governed by the king’s nephew Abdis Nkrumah. The city is well known for its warrior culture which can be seen in the city’s enormous duel arena where warriors will come to prove their prowess in fights, some of which are to the death. The city recently has been on edge after goblins from Tlaohuican poured out of the jungles and attempted to the sack the city.
Makhluk sits in between the great baobab forest and the Nzito jungle. The border between Zumbasa and Tlaohuican is only about five miles away from the city and is usually patrolled by the city guard and professional Zumbasan soldiers.
Most of the city is made up of either adobe, wood, or mud houses. Most of the wood houses tend to be higher off the ground. Most have raised, slanted roofs with large openings beneath the ridge of the roof that allow air to circulate. The adobe and mud houses tend to be more square than their wood or mud counterparts and usually have slightly slanted roofs. The adobe houses are also often built much closer to the ground than wooden houses. Mud houses then to be a combination between both wood and adobe houses. Just like wood houses mud houses have sloped, thatched roofs and just like adobe houses they are commonly built close to the ground and do not have many windows.