Epicharitan Brusque was essentially born of expedience as a distinct and somewhat influential architectural style in Epichirisi c. 740 SR. Tensions between the new iendeos of Epichirisi and the capital government had emerged almost immediately on the formation of the former, and the Epicharitan civil chamber determined that its prestige must immediately be secured through the construction of an office of governance. The iendeos could not afford fine marble or granite, nor the skills of great artisans, and so they were left to simple material and technique. A great pile of fired red brick rose in the outer city, its construction and proportion above all else seeming purposed to cow those who should look on it. Sharp corners, blocky shapes and thick walls predominating. The Epicharitan Civil Chamber would serve as both a city hall and an armory. The eponymous civil chamber itself was nestled deep within the structure, and lit fitfully by long shafts in the brickwork. It would be often be remarked by councilors that every meeting of the chamber seemed to take on a brooding air.
The iendeos would later initiate several construction projects in this style - including an ondeson and a city wall. Brutish brickwork would prove popular with the citizenry in the following decades, with hundreds of private estates springing up in the style. As the iendeos's prosperity grew, these buildings would be embellished with brasswork and choice elements of dark granite. The style eventually spread to iendeosi throughout the Republic of the Daharai, most notably to Sar Kalos, where dozens of brick towers belonging to the city's various competing merchant families would rise over the sloping city.