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[[File:Untitled7.jpg|thumb|294px|A map of Serkonos]]'''Serkonos''' is the southernmost island of [[Empire of Isles|the Isles]]. It has a warm, temperate climate. The cities of Serkonos are: [[Bastillian]], [[Cullero]], [[Karnaca]], and [[Saggunto]].
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[[File:Untitled7.jpg|thumb|294px|A map of Serkonos]]'''Serkonos''' is the southernmost island of the [[Empire of Isles]]. It has a warm, temperate climate. The cities of Serkonos are: [[Bastillian]], [[Cullero]], [[Karnaca]], and [[Saggunto]].
   
 
Serkonos is known as the "Jewel of the South". The island is known for warm breezes and vast beaches.
 
Serkonos is known as the "Jewel of the South". The island is known for warm breezes and vast beaches.
   
 
==Culture==
 
==Culture==
 
 
Serkonos is well known in particular for its cuisine, which consists largely of spiced dishes—travelers to Serkonos often return home with recipes from the island, likely unique among the Isles. One known dish, which can be found and consumed throughout ''[[Dishonored]],'' is the Serkonan blood sausage. Grapes and figs are also known to grow on the island.
 
Serkonos is well known in particular for its cuisine, which consists largely of spiced dishes—travelers to Serkonos often return home with recipes from the island, likely unique among the Isles. One known dish, which can be found and consumed throughout ''[[Dishonored]],'' is the Serkonan blood sausage. Grapes and figs are also known to grow on the island.
   
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==International Relations==
 
==International Relations==
Along with [[Tyvia]], Serkonos was early to join [[Empire of Isles|the Empire]], leaving [[Morley]] as the only hold-out against the Empire's expansion. The circumstances under which Serkonos joined (whether willingly, under duress, or as a move to avoid violent conflict) are not known.
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Along with [[Tyvia]], Serkonos was early to join the [[Empire of Isles]], leaving [[Morley]] as the only hold-out against the Empire's expansion. The circumstances under which Serkonos joined (whether willingly, under duress, or as a move to avoid violent conflict) are not known.
   
 
The island is a frequent destination for travelers from around the Isles; according to ''The Isles of Serkonos,'' "it is said that a month spent resting beneath the sun of the beaches of Serkonos, or within one of the rural villages, can cure most maladies." The city of Cullero sees the majority of travelers from all over, but Karnaca is favored by the elites of the Empire.
 
The island is a frequent destination for travelers from around the Isles; according to ''The Isles of Serkonos,'' "it is said that a month spent resting beneath the sun of the beaches of Serkonos, or within one of the rural villages, can cure most maladies." The city of Cullero sees the majority of travelers from all over, but Karnaca is favored by the elites of the Empire.
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The people of Serkonos are also affiliated with the Abbey of the Everyman, in particular the Oracular Order. A high oracle from Serkonos placed an oracular chapel there before she was murdered by "agents of the Outsider".
 
The people of Serkonos are also affiliated with the Abbey of the Everyman, in particular the Oracular Order. A high oracle from Serkonos placed an oracular chapel there before she was murdered by "agents of the Outsider".
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* [[Corvo Attano]] and [[Daud]] originally hailed from this land.
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*[[Corvo Attano]] and [[Daud]] originally hailed from this land.
 
**Corvo is the first [[The Royal Protector|Royal Protector]] to originate from Serkonos, or from anywhere outside [[Gristol]].
 
**Corvo is the first [[The Royal Protector|Royal Protector]] to originate from Serkonos, or from anywhere outside [[Gristol]].
* An old Serkonan poem called "[[Death in the Month of Songs]]" alludes to a "disease from the East" which kills in a matter of months, suggesting that there was at least some awareness of the [[rat plague]] long before it overtook Dunwall.
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*An old Serkonan poem called "[[Death in the Month of Songs]]" alludes to a "disease from the East" which kills in a matter of months, suggesting that there was at least some awareness of the [[rat plague]] long before it overtook Dunwall.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
 
#''[[The Isles of Serkonos]]''
 
#''[[The Isles of Serkonos]]''
 
#''[[The Tower of Dunwall (book)|The Tower of Dunwall]]''
 
#''[[The Tower of Dunwall (book)|The Tower of Dunwall]]''

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Serkonos is the southernmost island of the Empire of Isles. It has a warm, temperate climate. The cities of Serkonos are: Bastillian, Cullero, Karnaca, and Saggunto.

Serkonos is known as the "Jewel of the South". The island is known for warm breezes and vast beaches.

Culture

Serkonos is well known in particular for its cuisine, which consists largely of spiced dishes—travelers to Serkonos often return home with recipes from the island, likely unique among the Isles. One known dish, which can be found and consumed throughout Dishonored, is the Serkonan blood sausage. Grapes and figs are also known to grow on the island.

The nation is perhaps even more noteworthy for its traditional dances, passed down to Serkonan children early in life. They are described as "sensual" by the author of The Isles of Serkonos, and are "copied by the fashionable aristocracy in the capital city of Dunwall."

International Relations

Along with Tyvia, Serkonos was early to join the Empire of Isles, leaving Morley as the only hold-out against the Empire's expansion. The circumstances under which Serkonos joined (whether willingly, under duress, or as a move to avoid violent conflict) are not known.

The island is a frequent destination for travelers from around the Isles; according to The Isles of Serkonos, "it is said that a month spent resting beneath the sun of the beaches of Serkonos, or within one of the rural villages, can cure most maladies." The city of Cullero sees the majority of travelers from all over, but Karnaca is favored by the elites of the Empire.

Several allusions are made to an abundance of trade between Serkonos and the other nations: at least one Serkonan brand (Cullero Cigars) is seen advertised in Dunwall; a guard in the Dunwall sewers can be heard stereotyping Serkonans as "nothing but merchants and whores;" and it is noted that pirates frequently and specifically target traders traveling from Serkonos to the rest of the Isles.

The small archipelago to the east of the island has been the home to said pirates for generations. Recently, they've been attacking whaling trawlers returning to port with large quantities of whale oil.

The people of Serkonos are also affiliated with the Abbey of the Everyman, in particular the Oracular Order. A high oracle from Serkonos placed an oracular chapel there before she was murdered by "agents of the Outsider".

Trivia

  • Corvo Attano and Daud originally hailed from this land.
  • An old Serkonan poem called "Death in the Month of Songs" alludes to a "disease from the East" which kills in a matter of months, suggesting that there was at least some awareness of the rat plague long before it overtook Dunwall.

References

  1. The Isles of Serkonos
  2. The Tower of Dunwall
  3. "Death in the Month of Songs"
  4. Cullero Cigars
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