Given the extreme value that Muvari cultures places on the importance of having and rearing children, it is a cultural taboo to choose not to have children when one is capable of siring them. The term given one who refuses to become a parent is ‘shirker’ and it is considered a dire insult to be called this.
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.