Skelks are constantly regrowing teeth. The worn teeth fall out and are replaced by new ones. These tooth remnants are a sign of skelk infestation and are referred to as spottle.
Instead of the Earthly custom of putting a ring upon the finger to indicate a marriage, members of the Muvari Tribe indicate marriage by a ring through the left ear. Males who are married to multiple wives will have multiple rings. A naked ear indicates being unmarried.
This phrase also has taken on the connotation of something that is obvious or apparent to anyone who is observing.
Narrow-lipped indicates that only select words come out a mouth, and usually these words are untruthful, whereas if someone is wide-lipped they are known to speak the truth, though wide-lipped can also take on the connotation of someone who has little tact because they speak whatever comes to their mind.
Some Galbran tribes require the leaders of their defeated enemies to signify their submission by laying their hands flat upon a stone. The victors will strike off the hands or if they are merciful, which happens only rarely, they will accept this sign of submission without requiring both hands of their vanquished enemy.
Some tribes of the Galbran hold yearly tournaments similar to the hastiludes of the Muvari, but far deadlier. Ten contestants vie to prove their superiority in arms and strength, and the survivor wins five wives and a dozen servants and five casks of mushroom ale. One of the contests is the war of knots, which is similar to tug-of-war, where teams vie to pull the others into a chasm filled with spikes.
One of the unfortunate side effects of these hastiludes is it has the tendency to slay most of the best warriors of the tribe, thereby weakening them when it comes time to go to war. Naturally, the winner of the hastilude is expected to fight valiantly, which they almost always do, unless they have become drunkards, imbibing too much of their winnings.