Kertenkele lived in vast underground caverns and tunnels in the great desert, El Kebida, called Buyuk Col. An insect-like species, Bocek, infested the tunnels and laid their eggs in the wombs of the female Kertenkele, eventually wiping out the female race. The Ketenkele made the ‘Sabah Yuruyusu’ ‘March of Morning’ to Rasima and laid their lives before the Elyun to be used as they saw fit. Kertenkele live hundreds of years but they will eventually die out since. Their dead language is Dil since they no longer speak it except for ceremonial purposes. The Kertenkele like the Mikachiari live hundreds of years.
Kertenkele in Dohla
Onyx Ay – leader of Kertenkele in Dohla
Kertenkele in Dong Tochi
General Tomutan Okuz
Golo was the first Kertenkele to suffer the Cinsel Iliski which led to the rampage in Rasima called Ofkelenmek.
The young Kertenkele were trained by Onyx Ay to become monks and curb all desire. Since they are massive and as big as Bocek and Padda there are no others that can mate with them. Rarely this training does not take and when a Kertenkele reaches puberty they enter the Cinsel Iliski. Before the Sabah Yuruyusu a female Kertenkele would chose a mate during Cinsel Iliski. After the Sabah Yuruyusu one male in Rasima, Golo, went mad. His brutal rampage killed many citizens in Rasima. This became known as the Ofkelenmek. In order for the Kertenkele to stay the Elyun ordered that any Kertenkele male who entered Cinsel Iliski be killed immediately to prevent further Ofkelenmek.
This is the official history as set by Onxy Ay for the Kertenkele inside Dohla. Outside Dohla Kirmizi Gunes has designed a way to offset the Cinsel Iliski through a procedure. Traditionally if the Kertenkele entered Ofkelenmek they were considered warriors needed in a time of great need. The ceremony for control and to channel this aggression was presided over by females inside the sacred site, Kutsal Magara. This ritual after the Sabah Yuruyusu was lost.
Phrases in Dil:
Curse you – Lanet
Curse you there and back – Lanet tanri
Bless you – Sok yasa