I am Ahn' Kalin, walker on the Sea of Sand where the mighty Djinn and Efreeti roam.The Scabbard Wastes is a large wasteland east of the Crestfallen Mountains and south of the Tonarian Grasslands. The desert is considered by many to be impassable. Despite the dangerous landscape, the Ahn'Kalin have mastered the sands and unrelenting heat. Many are nomades wandering from waterholes with domesticated camels and beasts of burdens. Others take to the empire city Kemor, surrounded by great pyramids and obelisks. Typically shorter and slighter in build compared to most humans, Ahn' Kalin are bronze or darker skinned with dark complected eyes and hair. Those in high positions of power tend to shave all the hair on their bodies and rub aromatic oils across their skin.
Alia, Dalia, Herit, Maia, Neferu, Salma, Takhat
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Culture and cultural heritage
The Scabbard Wastes are home to many Djinns who neighboring villages must pay a tithe to for protection. The Djinn offering protection usually has an influence on the culture of the village inhabitants. For example. The Djinn Davata is known to speak to villagers during a cool breeze. Whenever a cool breeze hits the face of the villagers it is considered a blessing to be praised.
Shared customary codes and values
To be wise is one who does not reveal all. Only a fool says what is on his mind.
Average technological level
One of the most advanced societies in Erenel, Ahn' Kalin hold Astrology and Anatomy in high regard. Studying the stars for a glimpse into The Above has taught the nomadic Ahn' Kalin many wonders and tracking techniques. Scientific experimentation is less shuned in these brutal lands causing medicinal breakthroughs in tethering to heal the sick and resurrect the fallen.
Common Etiquette rules
Meals are frequently eaten by hand and a formal washing of the hands is custom when hosting a meal or party.
Common Dress code
Dress ranges from traditional flowing robes and headdress or turbans. The robes allow for maximum circulation of air to keep cool and the headdress provides protection from the sun. A headdress may indicate which tribe or family the wearer comes from.
Birth & Baptismal Rites
Those who are born in the Scabbard Wastes are given to one of the local Djinns and annoited in the ritual associated with that specific Djinn.