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Audax (Valiant) (Pre 282AP)

Audax (aw-DAKS) (Meaning: Valiant/Bold/Adventurous/Reckless. Origin: Latin) Colors: Red (Fire, Beauty, Love, Power), Black (Mourning, Night, Death, Power), White (Elegance, Peace, Funerals)   The Audax are a bold and adventurous people who value technology and creativity. Their climate is varied, with tall mountains and long coastlines, and they seek to understand and imitate the environment around them, mimicking the flora and fauna around them with their technological developments.

Culture

Major language groups and dialects

Audax (Latin)

Average technological level

Airships (First to create, made in 1AC), The wheel, Masonry, Soap, Steam engine, Thermal powered turbines (volcanic)

Common Etiquette rules

A firm handshake with eye contact is standard. Handshakes are used at both the beginning and end of a conversation. Using the person’s first name, even if you don’t know them, is typically appropriate for etiquette.   When one is invited to someone’s home, it is traditional to bring a small gift for the hostess/host. The gift should be well wrapped.

Common Dress code

Elegant and colorful, draping fabrics.

Art & Architecture

Art: Murals and statuary   Architecture: Gothic and sometimes ornate, with stucco walls, rounded arches

Birth & Baptismal Rites

Gifts are showered upon the parents to welcome the baby and help the parents.

Funerary and Memorial customs

Bodies are prepared and placed in and around family mausoleums or crypts. Candles are lit for the deceased, and a dirge is sung over their grave. The candles are burned through the night.

Common Taboos

Stealing from the dead

Common Myths and Legends

Beauty and Elegance: Bellitudo, Madness: Vaecordia, Truth: Veritas, Bravery: Valora)


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