Reszmeni Ethnicity in Aidonia | World Anvil


1st of Sun's Swell, AE 721  
The Reszmeni people are indigenous to the dawnward side of the central Vaté Mountains, located in northern Mahid. While their precise date of creation is not known, they are believed to have come into existence sometime in the early Lizdah era, roughly 3,400 years ago. Their name, Reszmeni, meaning the beloved of Reszket, directly references their creation story.   The story of Reszket's ascension to become the Lizdah deity of natural disasters is not currently well known, but oral histories say that the Reszmeni are descendants of those who supported Its rise to power. For their loyalty, the once-humans were blessed by the snake god with scales to armor themselves against attack, and venomous fangs to ensure that should they be hurt, they can at least take their attackers down with them. This connection to such a negatively-viewed deity has lead many to believe the Reszmeni themselves are innately unlucky, doomed to leave disaster in their wake.   The exonym "Yuan-ti" comes from a term in their native language, Langsi, which means "many clans." While it was once used to reference familial groups which allied themselves with each other, it isn't a term the Reszmeni use to actually describe themselves as a people, but ended up being common parlance among outsiders anyway.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

Anjali, Devi, Indira, Kala, Lalitha, Nalini, Shanthi, Vimala

Masculine names

Ashok, Durai, Hari, Kannan, Manish, Naveen, Rakesh

Unisex names

Aruna, Chandra, Ezhil, Jaya, Padma, Rashmi

Family names

Airee, Basnet, Dhital, Joshi, Luitel, Siwakoti, Thevar, Vishwakarma


Culture and cultural heritage

The area in which the Reszmeni live has a history of volcanic activity which has left the soils very fertile and well-suited to agriculture. Rice is a staple of their diet, but they also grow large amounts of cocoa, coffee, nutmeg, and white pepper for both personal use as well as export.


Beauty Ideals

Currently, it has become popular among young Reszmeni people to tailor their own clothes by adding cutouts wherever they have scales. This has led a more fitted silhouette becoming popular, both to prevent fashion mishaps and also for ease of accurate cutout placement.

Major organizations

While the fourteen Mahid states are no longer independent, having been united under the rule of Tanish Mudaliar in AE 697, Reszmeni families still hold significant sway in the northern states of Mij'jasa, Sa'jen, and Sezras where Reszmeni make up the majority of the population.
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This map depicts the dominant ethnic groups within different areas of Mahid. For additional cartographical context, see the full Mahid map here.
Lizdah Deities
Generic article | Aug 28, 2023


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