Aglasli Ethnicity in Aidonia | World Anvil


1st of Sun's Swell, AE 721  
Occupying the northernmost part of the Khairluutian Empire, the Aglasli people consist largely of orcs and half-orcs, but also include a number of humans, dark elves, and dwarves which have joined their communities over time.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

Akca, Aysoy, Isitan, Nekmi, Pek, Seyhun, Sinem, Toprak, Vatan, Yasmin.

Masculine names

Akpay, Altan, Aydemir, Cevik, Ikiz, Koray, Levent, Sozer, Tekin, Yahsi.

Unisex names

Cihan, Deniz, Ebrar, Ekin, Esen, Ilkay, Nesim, Safa, Umut, Yagmur.

Family names

Aydin, Ayranci, Bereket, Binay, Calis, Ceren, Kaynarca, Kilic, Sabanci, Yenal, Zaim.


Major language groups and dialects


Culture and cultural heritage

Aglasque Coffee Culture
Anyone visiting an Aglasli home knows to anticipate that coffee will be served. Traditional Aglasque coffee has a smooth, rich flavor, and always features the herbal, slightly smoky taste of a pinch of cardamom. It is served unfiltered and, for non-Aglasque guests, the host may give a reading of the remaining grounds. Aglasque guests will be expected to be able to do their own reading.   Interestingly, Aglasque coffee is often served in smaller cups, but given the typically large stature of Orcs, these "smaller" cups are normal sized to most humans and elves, who frequently believe Aglasli to be just so considerate to have cups suited to their smaller guests.  
Conservatorship and Preservation
The Aglasli are believed to have one of the oldest written languages still currently used, and it's thought that this can be attributed to the value their culture places on maintaining written histories. Extensive genealogies and other written records can be found in a dedicated library in even the smallest town because just the same as an individual's past is tied to who they presently are, the same is understood of towns as their own entity.

Birth & Baptismal Rites

Two days after a baby is born, the family will visit the town's elder and bring a gift from the baby to elder. After the gift is received, the baby is officially welcomed into the community and the parents will announce the baby's name so it may be added to the town's records.

Coming of Age Rites

Beginning at the start of the year in which a child will turn 15, they spend one year in service, known as vön, of their town's elder. They will spend the year doing a variety of tasks from sewing clothes and preparing food for those in need to maintaining the town's historical archives. This is meant to repay the care provided to them by their parents and the rest of the community. During this year of service, they will live in a bunkhouse specifically for the children participating in that year's vön. They live, cook, and eat together, largely unsupervised other than weekly dinners with the town elder.
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Cover image: Northern Adis by illumiinae with Midjourney


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