Tashikk is a small country on Roshar. To its east, it is bordered by Emul; to its northeast/north, by Azir; to its north/northwest, by Yezier; to its west, by Liafor; and to its south, by the southeastern Aimian Sea. The country is a little more than a week's travel from Azimir in Azir.
Lift observes the place to be overgrown with brown grass a foot or two high. And, that the occasional trees were tall and twisty, with trunks that looked like hey were made of interwoven vines, and branches that pointed upward more than out. She calls these drop-deads.
Anyone can come and cook in the communal ovens. (The people can't have fires in their own places. Early in the city's life, a fire had blazed through various slums and killed tons of people.) The communal ovens are a vast, hollowed out cavern in the wall of an alley cut upward. There, they burn rockbud husks from the farms.
People in Yeddaw keep their spheres in rows, strung on long strings, even if they put them in pouches. All the currency Lift sees has holes in the bottoms of the glass spheres. She wonders how the people count exact change, but is relieved that they use spheres.
Further, the people there expect some measure of jostling as they move through the streets.
Children at their lessons sit in rows and listen to a teacher while doing some menial task, like sewing, to pay for the education.
The people wear a variety of attire. Mostly Azish patterns or Tashikki shiquas. Such wraps are long pieces of clothing that the people wrap round themselves, feet to forehead. For being a single sheet, it is really complex: it winds around both legs and arms individually, but also wraps back around the waist sometimes to create a kind of skirt. Both the men and the women wear the cloths, though not the guards.
Lift thinks that this clothing makes the people hard to read.
The people like trading information. According to Lift, it is kind of their thing.
|“||"Tashi," a scribe whispered. "God of Gods and Binder of the World!"||”|
The prince of Tashikk is ostensibly the ruler of this country.