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Tribal Badgen

Written by Pookas Kreations

This is a sub-species of the main badgen race. They are a reclusive tribe, preferring to keep to the wilds, disdaining settlements.

These badgen are very warlike, often raiding nearby tribes for wives, food and other supplies. There are rarely any deaths as they prefer counting coup than killing.

Culture

Major language groups and dialects

Badgen

Culture and cultural heritage

Tribal Badgen live very primitively as early Native Americans would have during the Ice Age.

Shared customary codes and values

Honor above all, be self-reliant and self-sufficient, protect your family, tribe, stealing a wife and counting coup.

Average technological level

Tribal Badgens are nomadic barbarians. They disdain technology.

Common Etiquette rules

They are taught from a young age to be respectful and courteous to all.

Common Dress code

They wear the skins of animals that they have killed or handwoven cloth.

Art & Architecture

Most of their art looks primitive, but it usually is very complex. They mostly live in tents and rarely raise buildings. Some tribes do build permanent buildings for their winter camp.

Common Customs, traditions and rituals

They won't use manufactured materials only natural ones. A few will use metal objects but only if they created or saw them created.

Common Taboos

Disrespect of the dead, incest, lying, breaking your word.

Ideals

Beauty Ideals

The neatness of appearance, body hygiene, skillful hands.

Gender Ideals

Equality for all.

Courtship Ideals

Courtship starts with the male talking to his mother about the girl he's interested in, she then talks to the girls' mother. Sometimes the father is consulted as well, depending on the tribe. The shaman is also consulted to see if the Spirits are positive with the match. Of course, the result also depends on her choice.

  • gifts are exchanged.
  • skills and prowess are shown (often his friends boast on his behalf).
  • the male plays the love flute.

Relationship Ideals

The prospective partner needs to prove their ability to provide whether they be male or female. Provable skills are shown in quarterly contests of the sex and age group, to help prospective mates choose.

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