Second Post for the day
26) Mounticule District 32A
There are very few districts completely surrounded by another district. This is one of them.
District 32 is Lake Point, with The Lakepoint (or Lakepointe depending on if they are feeling fancy or not). . Lake Point is one large lake and a varying degree of lakeside around it. Some of the shore is still natural and parklike, while other parts have "buildings" right up against it. The Park is along the western shore. It is a narrow park with a walking path (kinda paved), some ambient solar lights, and trees. Lakepoint is in this zone. The park is important to Mounticule.
Jutting into the lake on the Park side is Lakepoint. This is a good size peninsula into the lake. It is lightly wooded with Autumnwood trees. The end of this spit of land, on a rocky cliff side is Lakepoint (proper). It is a somewhat organic appearing stone/wood/plaster "castle", originally built by some protoinsect "orphans" that found The City after their homeline began to fade. The building proper is five tall tapering towers, which grow taller as they rotate around the original bump/ hub building. This is the main hub of the Panther Clan - the TransD clan made up of orphans (entire peoples whos worlds have "ended" and their descendants). Their leadership and "offices" inherited the iconic building as the last Ch'ktin died and charged the Panthers to gather all the lost.
Some consider Mounticule an echo of Ch'ktin. While the Ch'ktin were taller than most Basics, the K'tven are 5 CMs tall.
Mounticule is a colocated district, where the Second Queens Hive is "The Fortress with Two Sides" (Their side and The City side). The Fortress Mound is 2 meters tall and roughly 10 meters around (in a rough ovoid). The district extends about 2 meters beyond that boundary. The ways of Mounticule are actually no tech except true biotech and meta. This protects Mounticule.
There are barrier poles around the district and standard DMC markers for district change. There is a small hanger holding aircraft the K'tven use to "get around The City".
K'tven are six limbed anthropomorphic ants whom share their sphere with Anthropomorphic Bees and Anthropomorphic Wasps, and a few other lesser species. It seems like they are the dominant species, but they might just control The Gateway to another World.
The K'tven work with the Panther Clan (given their connection to Ch'ktin and proximity). They are also represented on The City Council and with The Council of Ones (where most of the species with eusociality (strong social structure instincts) and swarm intelligences).
Mounticule means a small mountain, mound, or hill. An entire post inspired by a word of the day.