BedouiniaRuled by Serenius, Bedouinia has a number of villages of Sun elves (a.k.a. Desert elves), the dark-skinned beauties. Many of them become alchemists, others master the art of carving houses in the buttes and sculpting of all kinds. Their villages are full of works of art, delicate ornaments and sculptures, all carved from sandstone.
They love to play musical instruments, sing and dance to the sexy tunes of the desert. They're very used to the severe climate of the desert and are immune to the heat, allowing them to stay in the Sun for a whole day. Beside the commonplace contortions, their dance feature a plenty of stomach vacuums as they find the sucked-in belly and the sticking-out ribs to be very sexy, although this art shouldn't be confused with anorexia as it's achieved though muscle control and not through starving. Though typically they are very slender indeed. They also have a big thing for oils and dance oiled whenever they can afford.
The Temple of Aquarius in Al-Hedsit is the meeting and learning center for all alchemists. The main craft of the alchemists is to create homunculi, the artificial humanoids. They are small creatures brought to life using vital energy, magic and matter. Each homunculus is based on a specific material, e.g. diamond, sand, coal, etc.
Beside the material ingredients, their creation requires a lot of vital energy that alchemists have to gather first. This vital energy can be most easily transformed from people's lust, but the lust needs to be aroused first, so that's why every alchemist's main goal is to make oneself as attractive as can be.
The Temple has the best hair stylists, masseurs, bodybuilding coaches, dance teachers and so on, only to polish to perfection the most vital part of alchemists, their glamour. Few can resist this glamour, utterly hypnotized by the alchemist's charm, they're willingly or unwillingly donate gallons of vital energy right to the alchemist's magical reservoir. The alchemist can typically absorb this energy simply by walking around, and then can use the collected amount for their homunculus projects, much like a jeweler adds gemstones to decorate the golden or silver base. Except the creation of a homunculus doesn't require expensive materials and can even be made from simple bread or dirt XD
The Elementary School is a subsidiary of the Temple, focusing on keeping kids busy until they reach 18 years of age, when they can legally deal with the Lust energy. These students are called elementalists, the younger mages specializing in elements and basic elementals. Elementalists use basic charms to capture small evil spirits to turn them into useful ones.
Thanks to A.F. for helping with ideas ^^