The Fal’cone are part of the
Kuglimz people and reside in
the southwest Section of Northern Sarvonia. Of all the Kuglimz, this tribe is
the most isolated, not by geography or by others, but by their own choice.
It is said that their small darker appearance befits
them. They harbor no malice towards the other Kuglimz,
and at the same do not wish much in the way of brotherhood with them.
Appearance. The Fal’cone are the smallest of the Kuglimz, most of the men not even reaching 2 peds in height. The women as is usual among all Kuglimz, are shorter than the men, many only reaching 1 ˝ peds in height. Their skin is a tad darker than all of the other tribes; this is thought to be due to their proximity of their roamings to the volcanoes of the Celeste Mountains. The hair of the Fal’cone also sets them apart from the Kuglimz in the area, it is a dark brown and sometimes even black, while all the tribes around them have blonde, red, or variations of those themes.
Coat of Arms/Sign. A
golden horse pictured running with feet in motion and a flowing main upon a
brown background. The horse stands for the horses upon which the
tribe used to flee the horrors of the Burning
Night, and the brown symbolizes the land at which they came to.
Territory. The Fal’cone are part of the Kuglimz people and reside in the southwest Section of Northern Sarvonia. More specifically they range an area that is hemmed in by the Dark Sea to the West, the Readmeade River to the South and East, and the Celeste Mountains to the North.
People. Of all the Kuglimz, this tribe is the most isolated, not by geography or by others, but by their own choice. The Fal'Cone can see the differences between themselves and their neighbors and seem to dwell upon them. They are neither liked nor disliked by the other Kuglimz, rather they are rarely even thought about, and this too seems to effect the Fal’cone. It is said that their small darker appearance befits them. They harbor no malice towards the other Kuglimz, and at the same do not wish much in the way of brotherhood with them.
Housing. Like all Kuglimz’ura the Fal’cone do not have any true cities, but rather a collection of Karvz that can be quickly assembled and easily taken down as need be. This is so that the Fal’cone can better follow their herds of horses, sheep, goats, and ulgaroths. Even with their nomadic ways, there are two times of the year that they tend to stay put. This is for three months during the midst of summer, and three months during the midst of summer, they are simply called Zei’del ("summer camp") and Zei’urg ("winter camp"). Zei’del is located more in the plain area of their region so as to allow better grazing for their herd. Zei’urg is located near the base of the Celeste Mountains to take advantage of the natural warmth provided by the still active volcanoes of the mountains.
Clothing, Once more emphasizing their difference from other Kuglimz, the clothing of the Fal’cone is quite simplistic and without much in the way of embellishment. The men wear a simple tunic with sleeves to the elbows made of wool or leather over a pair of breeches of the same material. Women wear a simple dress of wool with sleeves to their elbows, and a hem that reaches to their ankles. The only difference between winter and summer clothing is the use of nul’tum fur added in the form of a cloak or shawl to provide some extra warmth.
Diet. The one thing that the Fal’cone has in common with others of the region is their diet. It is made up mostly of meat. Sheep and goat make up the main part of it as they are always handy being a part of the herd. Deer and woolly boar is eaten when it can be caught, which is seldom in this area. Those in the tribe that are wealthier will at times eat salted fish which has been procured from the Trk’matiu Kuglim.
Weapons. One other similarity besides diet is the type of weapons used. As the Fal’cone are Kuglimz’ura they use the traditional weapons that are inherent of that class of people: The light bow, spear (or javelin) and short sword. They are equally skilled in all, however do not have as much experience with their neighbors in the arts of weaponry, as their reclusive nature keeps them out of the constant feuds of the Kuglimz for the most part.
Occupations. The division of the males into two distinct groups is an exclusive trait of the Fal’cone. There is the larger group: hunters, herdsmen, and leaders; then there is the smaller group. The smaller group is comprised solely of individuals who make candles and those who trade with the other tribes. This distinction is made by birth, and the only escape from this classification of the smaller group is to join a war band. The clear distinction between the two only goes to emphasize the shy nature of this people.
Government. The Government is a tribal system where the Dirg’mystrume ("battle leader") is the chief. This is the only tribe among the Kuglimz where this is a hereditary position. The only check on his power is the influence of the priests. There have been times of drought, famine, or similar cases where the ruling family has been taken out of power by the priests and offered to the gods for the conditions to improve. The priests then pick a new ruler according to the will of their Vir’tog.
Production/Trade. The sole trade of the Fal’cone is candles made from the fat of the nul’tum. These are highly prized, and traded to the Trk’matiu and the Helvet’ine Kuglimz. The Trk’matiu trade fish and finished goods for them, while the Helvet’inee trade weapons and food for the candles.
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Holidays, Festivals and Observances. The Fal’cone celebrate Taug’rik’tyan along with the other Kuglimz, however they do not celebrate Taug’alth’ho. Instead of Taug’alth’ho, they recognize Taug’fal’cone ("The Last People Feast") at the beginning of winter. Taug’alth’ho is in remembrance of The Burning Night and the displacement of the Kuglimz, however as the Fal’cone were the last to arrive to these new lands they don’t celebrate it until the time they arrived at their new homeland.
History. The Fal’con are a fragmented part of the once great Mynian Kingdom, that was overrun by orcs during the Burning Night. In an odd twist of fate, a man who was imprisoned in the jails for thievery and murder got out during the chaos of the burning of Weavermoth. While many of the people were fleeing he hid in a small crevice in the nearby area. He waited for the right time, then slipped away from the orcs who now occupied the area and stole a horse. He headed to the South after all of the other people. He was turned away from group after group, since he was a well-known thief, until he found some people who didn’t know him and they ended finding the most distant area to settle down. The Fal’cone believe that he was chosen by Sur’tyan and sent out with the fastest horse so that he and his people might go to the ends of the area and clear a way for his people. So, this one time thief and murder became lost to history to become reborn as one of the ten Vir’togz.
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