Notgeon is an outsider’s corruption of the acronym North One True God’s Only Nation. The great size of the original OTGON contributed to the disenchantment of the North and South One true God’s Only Nation as they developed slightly different interpretations of the Bible of the Church of the California Christ. The OTGON Civil War is discussed in depth on the SATGAN page of this site.
The upshot of that war is the Notgeon remained in control of the majority of the territory of the original OTGON. Ironically, one of the most famous historic sites in Notgeon is the Krblin Jihn Kabin, former home of one of the Jihn Wranglikan heretics. However, the Bishopric of Notgeon remains committed to their ever finer dissection of biblical geography within the borders of the gwome.
Although their treatment of the Jihn Wranglikans within their borders remains controversial, including the practice of compulsory conscription of Jihn Wranglikan children (by their homestedler partners), there have been cases of some loosening of residence restrictions.
NATURAL HISTORY NOTE:
The vast distances in the San Bernardino Swath of Notgeon had other consequences as well. These desolate expanses meant that the early peoples of the area were among the first to develop long distance communications. Though the reception was often poor, it was essential, particularly because the size and viciousness of the Sand Benny Land Crabs often meant that farmers caught unawares in the fields might be killed, swarmed, and the flesh stripped from their bones in a matter of minutes.
As a result, families would share information on the crabs movements with one another to keep safe, often using naturally occuring napalm to destroy the swarms. Though this crab is dead, crabs began to evolve to be sensitive to the use of the signals and often would scurry away if the frequencies perceived were the ones in the phrase "Sand Benny Land Crab." As a result the locals began to develop codes for their local fauna, often based on the political heirarchy of their neighbors.
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