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Éomarin

Dragons of the Black Forest

A mysterious people who dwell within the shadows of the Black Forest, the Éomarin are as secretive as the trees that shelter them. They are small dragons, often looked down upon by others, although the Éomarin are equally viewed with suspicion and fear. Unlike other dragons, they have no breath weapon, but are masters of illusionary and deceptive magic. They do not often leave their beloved forest choosing to remain in the safety of a home hostile to any outsiders.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

The Éomarin use two names - the 'kanam' and the 'ánam'. The kanam, or 'Day Name', is the 'public' name, the name the Éomarin give when asked and what they share among all they interact with. The ánam, or 'Hidden Name', is the 'private' name known only to the holder of the name, their mother, and those they trust with it.
Day-Name True Name
Thessa Adalthess
Nan Diunon
Nan, Hafa Hafán
Ðomma Lonðomma
Gemma, Scada Gemscado
Fagra, Rulta Fagarulta
Hulga Hulgafa
Megga, Ginna Éomegin
Adda, Fagga, Adde, Addi Aðafagar
Nedda, Edda Éonéðo
Lia, Affa Éoliáf
Werra, Rin Éowérín
Odda Óðinne

Masculine names

The Éomarin use two names - the 'kanam' and the 'ánam'. The kanam, or 'Day Name', is the 'public' name, the name the Éomarin give when asked and what they share among all they interact with. The ánam, or 'Hidden Name', is the 'private' name known only to the holder of the name, their mother, and those they trust with it.
Day-Name True Name
Adda, Baro Aðalbar
Ascín Ascróð
Adda, Lión Aðaliónd
Redda, Mund, Réo Éoréðmund
Gréni, Rén Grénheal
Frid, Rin, Frió Éofriónd
Logga, Orn, Borre Lógorn
Lia, Frio, Rin Liáfriónd
Hal, Garo Fagarheal
Asin, Lia, Odda Liásóð
Ðom, Reddel, Ran Franréðóm
Heddel, Rin, Edri, Frio Héðriónd

Unisex names

The Éomarin use two names - the 'kanam' and the 'ánam'. The kanam, or 'Day Name', is the 'public' name, the name the Éomarin give when asked and what they share among all they interact with. The ánam, or 'Hidden Name', is the 'private' name known only to the holder of the name, their mother, and those they trust with it.
Day-Name True Name
Adda, Rin, Ðale Aðaleswérin
Ronne, Nissa Rafniss
Draf, Fénna Drafén
Segga, Selo, Ferra Selferasegg
Gefa, Agga Ágefa
Adda, Munda, Adde, Addi Aðalmund
Berra, Gand, Erga Bergand

Family names

The Éomarin use matronyms, formed by adding -sun (son) or -ðuchter (daughter) to the mother's name.

Culture

Major language groups and dialects

The Éomarin speak a language known as Éomarisc, a dragonic language that is a cousin to the Larisc language and more distantly related to the other dragonic languages.

Common Etiquette rules

It is considered rude to directly ask an Éomarin for their name, as it implies you wish to be given their true name, thus gaining power over them. Instead, the Éomarin ask each other "how are you called?".

Common Dress code

The Éomarin are fond of wearing bands of wood or silver on their tails. These bands are often engraved with intricate designs or may be encrusted with precious stones.

Art & Architecture

  • The Éomarin are skilled woodworkers and jewellers, using the unique materials and resources found only within Éomarun and secret, closely-guarded techniques passed down from parent to child. Their products are highly sought-after outside of Éomarun.
  • The dwellings of the Éomarin are designed to exist harmoniously with the forest around them. They are formed directly from the earth and the roots using methods unknown outside the Éomarin. The structures tend to be round and low, with plain exteriors. The interiors, however, are brightly decorated and warmly lit by magicked lamps.

Common Customs, traditions and rituals

The Éomarin wear silver rings in their ears, the number of which is indicative of the dragon's age. A young Éomarin is given their first pair of earrings when their horns first emerge, around 20 years. Thereafter, they receive another set of earrings at certain milestones. Sometimes these earrings may have additional engravings or decorations, or even small gemstones inset into them, depending on the individual dragon's status or financial situation.

Common Taboos

  • Fire is strictly forbidden within the boundaries of Éomarun

Historical figures

The Éomarin revere the pseudo-historical figure known as Afra, their first and greatest hero who is attributed with helping the ancestors of the Éomarin settle in and form an uneasy alliance with the Forest. Many stories and songs feature her and it is said that her tomb dwells deep within the Heart of the Forest, where her spirit sleeps until she is called to protect her home and her people once more.
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