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Nasimani (Rice Jewel)

Nasimani (na-sim-AH-nee) (Meaning: Rice Jewel/Gem. Origin: Indonesian and Sanskrit) Colors: Blue (Water, Life), Pink (Flora, Beauty, Compassion), Green (Nature, Youth, Spring)   A water-faring race of traders, farmers, and craftsmen, the Nasimani focus on music, food, and trade. They believe in growth and change like the seasons, and live with the land, but are not afraid to alter it to better serve them so long as they leave room for the local flora and fauna. They strive to remain neutral and trade with all parties.

Culture

Major language groups and dialects

Nasimani (Indonesian, Japanese and Sanskrit)

Average technological level

Pottery, Calligraphy, Tiered gardens, Rock gardens, Woodwind instruments, Watercolor paint, Colored inks, and pigments, Watermills and water purifiers, Solar panel fabric, Naval ships (river and ocean), Steamboats, Elevators.

Common Etiquette rules

When meeting someone for the first time in a planned setting, make sure to bring a small gift with you as a token of friendship. Take your shoes when entering a person's home. Always address the eldest or most senior person first.

Common Dress code

Casual and practical, tunics are wrapped left over right, typically tied with a bright sash. Highly colorful, and patterned with embroidery or colored dyes.

Art & Architecture

Art: Paintings and murals, watercolor and ink paintings, some statues and mosaics. All art has a soft look with subtle blending.   Architecture: Brightly colored plaster or stone Tiled Pagoda or upturned roofs, Bamboo and wood timberwork, Metal scrollwork, bucket arch building, clay tiles, they usually build near rivers or other water sources. Creole townhouses, French Quarter style.

Birth & Baptismal Rites

Babies are dressed in red to ward off disasters and bless the baby’s safety, good health, and longevity. A Naming ceremony, where several names are chosen in the hope the names will influence their life.

Funerary and Memorial customs

The deceased is created and a memorial is held as soon as possible. The family members will each offer incense three times to the incense urn in front of the deceased. Each departing guest is given a gift, the closest relatives may stay and keep vigil with the deceased overnight in the same room. The urn is placed in the family crypt and a wake is held the following evening.

Common Taboos

Disrespecting the elderly, Interfering with graves or the dead.

Common Myths and Legends

(Rivers and Oceans: Taura, Change: Chenji, Gold and Commerce: Kin, Music, Song and Dance: Utana)

Major organizations

River Lords (512-) (Nasimani Outlaws*2) *2Nasimani River Lord Clans: Red Sash Raiders, Saffron Scarf Swashbucklers


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