Tag: Customs of the Dire Planet

Violet Nails

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The Munothi clans have a pillar within each of their homes where clan members drive a violet nail each time they slay an enemy. Some of these pillars date back hundreds of years and are filled with thousands of nails. In later years, some artisans began inscribing the story of how the victim was slain upon the head of the nail. Sometimes, this description is very brief as in ‘beheaded’ or ‘arrow in kidney’ but other times it is more detailed and the story more lengthy. For this reason, certain artisans have become skilled in writing in miniature, using just one strand of hair to paint each symbol, and a magnifying glass must be used to read the inscriptions upon the nail’s head.

Someone interested in a clan’s sanguinary history might spend many months reading and making a study of the inscriptions upon these nails.

 

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Throwing You to the Hobranx

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Some tribes have worshiped the hobranx as a god and have thrown sacrifices to them as appeasement. The idea of throwing someone to the hobranx has persisted as a phrase that indicates a person is being left to their fate or offered up as appeasement to satisfy an aggrieved party.

 

Architecture of Ledgrim

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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.