Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Races, Tribes and Clans => Topic started by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 December 2001, 15:27:00



Title: Guide for Designing Races and Tribes
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 December 2001, 15:27:00
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Edited by: Artimidor Federkiel at: 12/27/03 8:37


Title: How to Design New Races
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 December 2003, 01:38:00
      HOW TO DESIGN NEW RACES

  General new races and tribes development stop currently, guys! Let's concentrate on what we have instead of developing the 1467th race or tribe. Thanx for understanding, but this is a necessary measure we have to take. Quality beats quantity. Let's go for more depth!




      HOW TO DESIGN NEW TRIBES

        Overview
A brief paragraph summarizing your tribe or race. E.g. where located, boundaries of kingdom. Mentioning of most important things to provide a general orientation.

    Appearance
Physical and or psychological characteristics.

        Coat of Arms
Describe the tribe's coat of arms, if any, and perhaps add why it looks like this, what the symbols mean and what historical, cosmological or mythical significance they have.

        Territory
Describe where the people live: natural boundaries, conditions there, if they're nomands when and why they leave, when/how they came there.

        People
Describe here what makes the people unique and special. E.g. good horsemen, fighters, etc. Just mention there what this tribe has what others don't have. Mention special abilities here, e.g. magic, training ect.

        Housing
In what kind of buildings do they live in?

    Clothing
Clothing worn: discern between men/women if possible and seasons perhaps..

    Food
Any special foods they eat. Take into account the circumstances they're living in.

   Weapons
Weapons - any special ones they use? Or what are the most common among the tribe? Describe them here!

   Occupations
If any: men/women

        Government
Describe what form, e.g. Monarchy, Democratic, Republic, Emperor, Tribal, Tyranny, ect.

       Production/Trade
What does the tribe mainly produce and is there any trading with other tribes?

       Natural Resources
Describe what natural resources may be found in your land area. Please take into account where the tribe in fact lives.

        Holidays, Festivals and Observances
Describe the celebration days (religious, pagan etc.) which are of importance for this tribe.

 Important Achievements (Optional)
You can mention here for what exactly the tribe is famous for, like an important building which was erected, inventions, political breakthroughs etc.

        History
* Origin/development of tribe or race.
* Important people (plus living dates) or events in this tribes or race's history.
* Any Cities, Castles, Strongholds built by your tribe/race should also be put in your history.

      written by
Capher, Expert on the Eyelians, Kyranians and Serphelorians, updated by Artimidor

Edited by: Artimidor Federkiel at: 2/26/06 9:24


Title: Re: Guide for Designing Races and Tribes
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 15 August 2013, 02:33:37
I keep losing the link to this, so I'll put a piece of bubblegum on its back and stick it here. There was also a very useful thread discussing how elves speak Tharian (that they are very literal minded and do not use metaphors and that what comes across to humans as a metaphorical way of speaking is actually a reflection of their seeing themselves as part of nature etc). But I can't seem to find it.

- Concerning Elves... (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,6736.0.html)


Title: Re: Guide for Designing Races and Tribes
Post by: Amabella Catston on 15 August 2013, 09:47:49
Hi Coren, are you thinking of the Styrásh entry?

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Elves don't know ideas in the human sense, abstraction is something strange to the elven race. An example: Altough their language posesses its own word to describe beautiful things (aváth) this is a word always implying the conrete beauty of things. The human word "beauty" and all theoretical consequences deriving from it cannot be understand directly by elves. This is the reason why they speak of "ésh-aváth" (the "false" aváth) when refering to a human abstract expression of beautiful things.

Link is here: http://www.santharia.com/languages/styrash/styrash.htm

   


Title: Re: Guide for Designing Races and Tribes
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 16 August 2013, 03:11:07
No, not that one. It was an ancient forum thread - made by either wren or rayne. It had a lot of example sentences. Something with autumn leaves falling.