Foibles of the Unbelievers
The Foibles of the Unbelievers is a Babkhi satire on the Elw, the Hyperboreans and others amongst the Twelve Peoples of Elwynn first published anonymously in 1550 during the upheavals of the White Lily Revolt. The attitude of the author in this work is uniformly scathing and visceral in regards to the indigenous population and the other ethnic communities in Elwynn whom the Babkhi could observe on a day to day basis. It is no coincidence that the book first appeared a mere seven years after the Kai Aphmyarkaiph destroyed the political power of the Babkhi and marked the nadir of the community's prestige and fortunes.
It was first provided with illustrations in a series of plates engraved in 1563 by a certain Walaam Hog-Arthion who was, ironically enough, an Elw. The scenes Hog-Arthion chose to illustrate had less to do with the overt racism of the original Babkhi text than it did the endemic corruption of late high feudalism in Shireroth during the reign of Kaiser Mors VI when the House System was widely regarded as a direct attack on the well-established sense of Elwynnese nationality - something that would, by 1567, blossom into a full blown independence movement.
How the Elw are Fornicators and Idlers who permit their Country to Fall into the Clutches of Any Passing Foreigner
On Shirerithians and how they are Ludicrous beyond all powers of description and stink to high heaven of rotten Mangos
The Froyalanish who are overly fond of exposing their privy parts - to the consternation of all - and who make blasphemous claims of fornication with certain minor deities that are but manifestations of the Will of Zurvan and who must be violently restrained from renaming all manner of things after Freyja
The habits and vile proclivities of the ghosts and ghouls who exist in the Boreal Realms & how their ancestral line was born through copulation with bears
The Barbarians of the Cape beyond Caligae and why we do not know why they even bother to exist
The shameful flight of the Ardashirians - their crimes and follies
The cruelties of the Elfinshi and other underwood creatures
The Tale of the Shaved Mondesian & His Escape from the Khan's Harem
A Modest Proposal Whereby the Plague of Talking Dogs from Treesia Shall be Cured by Eating Them
A Treesian crashed his glider into a cemetery, the pilot survived but the Ard-Baron's men are still digging up bodies at the crash site
The ingredients of Treesian Red, the most noxious and hateful drink known to mankind
The art of drinking Treesian Red, the most delicious narcotic wine known to mankind. Beloved of Satraps everywhere