All marriages must be recorded with the Muvari Records Office to be considered official. Warriors residing in the residence of a given clan, who are not registered, are considered to be hearth guards and, by strictly enforced Muvari Law, are not eligible for marital consortium, for the family unit is the recognized as the central component to Muvari and all societies.
This phrase has two connotations. At one point an invitation to a man’s parlor was part of the courtship process, and a prospective wife would take part in a small repast where she would have conversation with the potential husband. Sometimes, it would even involve interviews by a husband’s other wives, where they would determine her eligibility.
In more licentious times, when the Muvari had fallen away from the worship of the Father and his One Son, a visit to a man’s parlor often meant extramarital intercourse.
A common expression among the Muvari and the other tribes, including the Galbran, which ostensibly means ‘turn the point of the sword’ upon our enemies, and is usually used in circumstances where the enemy has already gained considerable ground or advantage.
This refers to a pile of hobranx feces, and the hobranx does leave behind prodigious piles of dung. This phrase is often used to refer to an assertion of dubious truth or sometimes to a product of poor quality. The picture above depicts a Galbran warrior standing near a pile of hobranx dung in order to illustrate the common size of a hobranx pile.
A person who appears kind and well-meaning on the surface but is scheming beneath and ill-intentioned beneath.
In the early days of Ledgrim’s history when the Muvari Tribe took refuge in the great cavern system, they discovered off the edge of The Rift, every home and establishment was built to be defensible.
This practice continues to this day, though—largely because the outer defenses of the city have become more effective—the defensive architecture has in some cases become so lax it is merely ornamental.
Likewise, the practice of each clan always, night and day, posting a guard has become somewhat obsolete and is practiced only by a handful of clans.
Though an outsider, Garvey Dire saw wisdom in the old tradition of posting a guard and has continued this practice for the safety of his family. Though the wives of the clan are always armed or have a weapon within easy reach, generally it is only the guard at the front portal who wears armor.
Sixteen is the age of majority when a woman is allowed to enter the Academy of Swords, which is the highest level of martial training. This is also the age where women are allowed to begin courting.