The Shoro of today are a people in sojourn. The wealth and might of their empire is dust and they have only their traditions to remind them of a time where the land they lived was their own.
The Shoro are an ethnolinguistic human group that live across much of Zinruna, particularly within the borders of Ekoya and Konedzle. The Shoro have been largely itinerate for the past few centuries following their initial migration to Zinruna in the early 300s L.E. The exact reasons for their migration are not certain as records from Ankozvja are infamous for their unbroken cipher meaning any primary sources of their arrival are not translatable at this time.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

Putast, Mārn, Māxtšā, Fexsa

Masculine names

Riydo, Qažutšu, Aryasr, Tadayr, Yosxe


Major language groups and dialects

Many Shoro communities maintain their own language known as Shoropoga which seems to remain relatively consistent throughout the isolated communities, suggesting the group arrived in Zinruna as a monolingual group. Members of those communities that maintain Shoropoga are often bilingual with either Ekoyan or Anzelki as their second language. Many Shoro who live more closely to their Kosva neighbors have abandoned the use of Shoropoga in daily life, keeping it only for ceremonial reasons.

Shared customary codes and values

The Shoro have lived for centuries as people without a homeland of their own and as such have grown to value their ties to their community very highly. Generations have been born, grown up, and died within the same small travelling communities. Young men and women who leave their communities are not permitted to return and their families will traditionally hold a mock funeral for their "dead" child.  
Ancestor Veneration
As part of the value the Shoro place on their past, many groups have adopted a sort of ancestral veneration, complete with shrines, death jewelry, and prayers offered either to dead ancestors or on their behalf on an ongoing basis. While the Shoro have thoroughly adopted Patrokism, some argue that their ancestor veneration makes their faith a syncretism between their pre-arrival days and "True" Patrokism.
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Derek Miller
25 Nov, 2020 02:39

Loved it. Definitely better then my attempt to the prompt.