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Gale Galoneth, Queen of Dea al Mon is desperate. 11 of her 12 daughters have fallen ill to the mysterious Waste. While the Brood of the True Born try to conquer her Territory she has opened its borders to call for aid.
Culture of Dea al Mon
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Author Topic: Culture of Dea al Mon  (Read 6935 times)

Description: Culture, Geography, Statistics

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Culture of Dea al Mon
« on: Feb 16, 14, 03:22:27 PM »
Dea Al Mon
The Lands of the Ebon Forest

Capital City: Nieste

Population: 100% Blood
Population Breakdown: 2.7 Million (99.99% native to Territory)
Caste Breakdown: 0% Landen to 100% Blood / Surplus of Warlords, Blood Males, Queens, Witches, Hearth Witches, and Blood Females.  There is a deficit of Priestesses.

Major Exports: None, Yet
Major Imports: Self Sustaining.

Climate:  The Ebon Forest is fairly temperate during the year, however the winters are bitterly cold in the north and much more kind in the south, with the reverse being true during the summer. The Territory holds a large amount of lush, arable land, thanks to its abundance of Queens.

Geography:

The borders of Dea al Mon are made up mostly of naturally occurring mountain ranges, with some hidden valleys, rivers, and lakes dotting the land. The Provincial boundaries are formed by natural borders (the river in the north for Esgarth, the mountains in the south for Kassel). While a large portion of the Territory is forested, it’s a cultivated forest, where the underbrush is often cleared out by members of the Red Cloaks.

The largest forest is Morwuud in the south, a dark haunted land now overrun by the Brood that leaks into the other Closed Territories.

Provinces
  • {Devinos} (Districts: {Eddersea} & {Oberaula})
  • {Esgarth} (Districts: {Bad Wildungen} & {Innsbruck})
  • {Kassel} (Districts: {Lucerne} & {Bremen})


CULTURE


The Dea Al Mon are a proud and somewhat feral people. Known as the guardians of the Ebon Wood, they have stood as the vanguard between the Closed Territories of the Kindred and the “Untamed” (their term for the other Blood races) since before written history. They are quick to anger and slow to forgive, holding old slights close to their heart and are not willing to forget the tresspasses of the past.

Oral tradition is very powerful to the Dea al Mon, and part of their history is enriched by the retelling of stories and tales, made more grand or more sinister by the telling. While there is a written account of all the histories of the Ebon Wood, most of the Dea al Mon do not bother themselves with spending long hours reading old tomes. They are a people more accustomed to enjoying the outdoors, with making music, love, or at times, war. They would much prefer a song over a story, and are known to be highly inclined towards music and art.

The Dea al Mon have always known Craft, for there are no Landen amongst them, not even after the opening of the Borders. As such every building, piece of art, and action is suffused with Craft. Their cities are built with the understanding and expectation that all of its citizens can use Craft, and in this they are exceptionally modern (or even advanced). Even the lowest villages hold vast networks of sanitation, artificial lighting, and landing pads. In this the Dea al Mon have assured that the entirety of their Territory is able to be easily reached by their military and quickly.

The Dea al Mon are a militaristic people, violent in their nature but also reigned in by their training. Almost every member of the Territory, outside of Queens and Warlord Princes, serve some time in either the Ebon Guard or the Red Cloaks, both arms of the vast military of the Dea al Mon. These are a people who have trained for war since their first footsteps, never forgetting either their ancient duties nor the civil wars of old. Order is respected over everything else, and the shedding of blood is forbidden outside of a sanctioned duel -- though it’s not an uncommon event for a duel to be allowed for even the slightest of insults.

With the deficits of Priestesses, the Dea al Mon have a gaping hole in their spirituality since the Purge. Protocol is held tightly to, in order to keep order, but there is no soul to it. They are laws that most now simply pay lip service to and little more. With the growing problem of the Waste, suspicion is rampant of those who are “less pure” and it’s growing to become a common worry that their people are dying.

With the rise of the Brood of the True Born in the south, Morwuud has been overrun by their number, and there is a sense of paranoia and fear amongst the proud Dea al Mon. Most people in the remains of Kassel and in the Capital have a forlorn doom in their spirit, a miasma of depression and worry as each successive story of the Brood grows worse and worse.



APPEARANCE


The Dea al Mon are generally tall and well built due to military service and training. They all tend to be pale skinned with blue, green, and hazel eyes. Aristos tend to have hair ranging from silver to white, though the lower classes tend towards browns and blacks. Red hair, while not occuring naturally, is a common fashion statement of a young member of the Dea al Mon and is seen as something of an attractive cosmetic.


 
THE MILITARY


Dea al Mon has always had a strong military. The Ebon Guard are the male branch of the military, forming most of the infantry and the equivalent of the “army” for the Territory. Warlord Princes are not required to serve in the Ebon Guard, though some do if they are without the Dark Jewels that are so highly sought for in the Courts of the Territory. All Warlords, Princes, and Jeweless Males must serve in the Ebon Guard for a minimum of 5 years. There are exceptions made at times for the children of aristocrats, but only with a large tithe to the Guard.

The Red Cloaks are the female branch of the military, forming logistical support of the military as well as the police force for the Territory. Queens are not required to serve in the Red Cloaks, and there are none currently in the group. Priestesses, likewise, are not required to serve with the Red Cloaks, but only due to a lack of their population. All witches (except Queens and Priestesses) serve in the Red Cloaks for 5 years. The Red Cloak is responsible not only for keeping order on the villages and distributing foodstuffs to fighting units, but also for keeping the forests of Dea al Mon clear of debris and dangerous undergrowth that could cause large fires.


CASTE BREAKDOWNS AND EXCEPTIONS


-Abundance of Queens, Warlords, Witches, Hearth Witches, Jeweless Blood
-Normal distribution of Warlord Princes, Princes, Healers, and Black Widows
-Deficit of Priestesses
-Dual Caste and Tri-Caste Females are very very rare. As a traditional society, the Dea al Mon frown on teaching a witch more than one caste, but they are more supportive of witches with natural Castes more so than they are males.
-Dual Caste Males are extremely rare, and it is forbidden to teach a male the feminine arts except in the case of a male already naturally possessing the Caste. Any found teaching a Caste to a male are executed; both student and teacher.

(Note: There are no Dual or Tri Caste Priestesses. Don’t even ask).


 







 

 

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