The NzÃ¡Ã-r citystate was governed by two rulers; the Dhzuah (meaning as much as "Houselord") and the Che`nlÃº ("Vessel"). The Dhzuah typically governed all worldly and day to day matters, whereas the Che`nlÃº was in Charge of the spiritual and cultural matters.
Ancestor worship lies at the very core of the Nzair civilization, mostly because of their presence in the Domain of the living. The Spirits of the live on, usually in slumber, in the tarpit that is their grave. Whenever the old Che`nlÃº dies, a successor is elected. This successor is sent onto the tarlake on a raft, to emerge 5 days later as the new Che`nlÃº. In these five days, the original spirit of the Che`nlÃº leaves the body and the spirit of an ancestor occupies it. The skin of the Che`nlÃº is a deep black, unlike the complexion of other NzÃ¡ir, that approximates ours. Besides this, the Che`nlÃº has glowing glyphs, signifying the possessing ancestor.
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