The Yădakk started out as a nomadic tribe in the beautiful harsh Khalee plains. Now they are the traders of the Square, connecting their empire with impressive trade routes.

-Tribe description

The Yădakk tribe is the 12th and final regular tribe in Polytopia. Yădakk starts with the Roads technology.

Yădakk is typically considered to be an upper-mid-tier tribe comparable to ∑∫ỹriȱŋ because of Yădakk's resources and useful starting technology.

Resources

Yădakk has +fruit, -forest, and -mountain.

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Lore

Tribe Celebrations

  • The 2019 Yădakk Tribe Day poster

    2019 Tribe Day: Most Yădakk merchants do business under the banner of the Horn Trading Company, the Square’s largest trade guild. Some like to say that the HTC is the real Yădakk government, since it even has a military!
  • The 2020 Yădakk Tribe Moon poster

    2020 Tribe Moon: Despite usually being written off as simple merchants, the Yădakk invest plenty into both art and education, often building museums and schools in their trade hubs.
  • The 2021 Yădakk Tribe Moon poster

    2021 Tribe Moon: The Yădakk are best known for their extensive network of roads. All roads are paved over by a team of road builders and every brick is blessed by a Tizjhan priest. [Note: "Tizjhan" is the name of the god of the Yădakk.[1]]

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  • The Khamelk is an extremely persistent animal. From just one single Khizuz fruit it gets enough nutrition to walk for weeks in the barren Yădakk lands.[2]
  • After a long day traveling the roads of their beloved lands, every Yădakk loves to enjoy a cup of hot Khăl-iz around the stove in their yurt. This potion slightly pitches your voice in a way that makes it possible to sing the traditional chants that have been sung by their ancestors since the beginning of turns.[3]

Design

The design of the Yădakk is inspired by the cultures of the peoples living along the Silk Road, including Turkish and Mongolian cultures.[4] This theme was inspired by the Mongol-themed fan-made tribe Moriton.[5]

The Khamelk (Yădakk animal) was inspired by Kamälgen, a monument in Midjiwan's hometown that is a cross between the camel and the moose. The name of the Khamelk is a portmanteau of "camel" and "elk."

Appearance

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  • Fruit: Khizuz (lemon)
  • Animal: Khamelks (crimson deer with antlers and humps)
  • Field: Pale tan steppes with brown soil
  • Forest: Bushy trees with no visible trunks
  • Mountain: Tall, brown, pointed mountains with snow caps
  • City: White brick frames with red or gold domed roofs and tall, spindly towers
  • Helmet: Fez with tassel

Music

  • Ambience: A strong wind blowing through the steppes and birds chirping
  • Theme: Listen
  • Full-length music: Saladik Ătjum by The Impossible Yădakk Orkestar (Listen)

City Naming Syllables

ar, ark, az, ber, ez, ge, gy, kh, ki, kol, kă, mer, ol, sam, sh, st, tja, tsa, ug, urk, ül, üm, ăn

City Buildings

Trivia

  • The initial Yădakk Forests

    The Yădakk initially had different forests.
  • Yădakk's extended theme, Saladik Ătjum, is the only one to have a music video. The music video showcases Midjiwan and Midjitone (the developer and sound designer of Polytopia, respectively) acting as the "Yădakk Orkestar" and playing several different instruments.[6]

References

  1. Zoythrus on Reddit
  2. Yădakk Tee
  3. Yădakk Mug
  4. Zoythrus on Instagram
  5. Zoythrus: The Silk Road theme for the Yadakk was directly inspired by the Moriton, which were Mongol themed. We then blended it together with the Turks for a proper Silk Road-themed faction.
  6. Midjitone on Reddit
Tribes
Regular tribes: Xin-xi, Imperius, Bardur, Oumaji, Kickoo, Hoodrick, Luxidoor, Vengir, Zebasi, Ai-Mo, Quetzali, Yădakk

Special tribes: Aquarion, ∑∫ỹriȱŋ, Polaris, Cymanti

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