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Organization and General Discussions => The Continent of Nybelmar => Topic started by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 28 June 2009, 21:52:00

Title: Deci: A request re Tarshiinites, Tiquaitan etc
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 28 June 2009, 21:52:00
Deci, I'm mixing all these new tribes together. Can you please write a paragraph on each and post it here? Like a cliff-notes summary - key points, distinguishing attributes, and their differences from one another that we need to commit to memory? Thanks!  :number1:

Title: Re: Deci: A request re Tarshiinites, Tiquaitan etc
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 29 June 2009, 05:05:19
Um, Um will do

Title: Re: Deci: A request re Tarshiinites, Tiquaitan etc
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 01 July 2009, 00:41:39
I assume by 'these new tribes' you mean the (Ancient) Tiquaitan, Tsohamin and Tarshiinites a.k.a Deci's T3. As such, these are the ones I'll cover!

The Tiquaitan were a very advanced but very arrogant civilisation, famous for their medicine that gave them superhuman lifespans. The length of a Tiquaitan's life allowed for deliberation, and as such a lot was expected to be accomplished. The Tiquaitan were lovers of poetry, opera and philosophy, being notably atheistic in a region of Nybelmar famed for religious zeal. They were a self-important but nonetheless cultured and productive society. They were sadly, however, underpinned by their extreme superstition. Believing wholeheartedly in their fortunetellers, the Foreseers, the fate of thousands could be decided by the king based on how high the moon was, or if certain stars were showing on the night of prediction. The Tiquaitan were run by a strict monarchy, where approximately 1/3 of the nation's wealth physically belonged to the Royal Family, while the further two could be demanded by Royal Decree and Tax. Additionally, due to the outcome of the Republican Wars, there is no recognisable Tiquaitan presence in Tarshiin after The Breaking...despite the hidden and reclusive New Tiquaitan of Numen.

The Tsohamin, alternatively, were quite a humble people, existing for years as farmers of their domesticated boar and goats. Unlike the atheistic Tiquaitan, the guiding principle throughout the Tsohamin life is and always has been the Kunijen Faith, a complex system of spirit worship and appeasement. Though naturally a pacifistic people, all Tsohamin, both men and women, were competent fighters in honour of the Rage Spirits, strong in the belief that if they trained and honed their aggression the malevonent spirits would not interfere in their lives. It was these skills that the Tsohamin acquirred through worship that lead to their greastest venture- as mercenaries, the Tsohamin playing roles in innumerable conflicts and still acting as the bulk of the Faen armies. The Tsohamin originally existed under a clan system, with each clan's Spiritual Shaman acting as its leader, convening in instances where the interests of all clans were concerned. However, around half of all Tsohamin were killed either in battle during the Republican Wars, the subsequent famine or the Tsohamin Harrying, an insidious operation conducted by the Tarshiinites agaisnt their former allies to lay their hands on more territory. While the clan system still operates, the majority of the Tsohamin, which live in the Municipen di Fa, live starkly different lives to that of their ancestors.

The Tarshiinites, however, are the most dynamic of all the tribes. Originally living humbly in a similar way to the Tsohamin, though as cropgrowers than husbandrymen, the Tarshiinites eventually developed a hunger for the high civilisation of the Tiquaitan, idolising them considerably. It was, however, after the construction of their cities and growth of their various economies that Black Throat Fever struck, causing the rise of the Tarshiinite Priesthood (the dispensers of the antidote) in a nation that was previously atheist in imitation of their blue-haired neighbours. The Tarshiinites are the only party that benefited from the Republican Wars, approximately tripling their land-holdings and gaining vastly useful regions such as the Goldlakes of Kimka. In modern day the Tarshiinites are famous producers of Gold, Ink, Honey and Silk and even legendary for their levels of alcohol consumption. They are ruled by a 'Jartan', who is elected by the Senate, who is elected by the Free Assembly- which is theoretically democratic. At any rate, real power in Tarshiin lies with the Priesthood, who are easily much wealthier and more influential than the government itself despite having little to no official power. Importantly, the Tarshiinites have a gentry class of equal size to that of their working class, leading to a large number of scholars- meaning Tarshiin is abound with engineers, mathematicians, politicians, alchemists, linguists, historians etc. etc. etc.

Title: Re: Deci: A request re Tarshiinites, Tiquaitan etc
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 01 July 2009, 00:49:18
Fantastic! Thanks!