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Greater Pass Stenza

The Greater Pass Stenza were best known for their spiritual know-how, especially in relation to the Snow Warrior and Snow Pups, although in recent years the attitude has shifted into viewing Greater Pass people as somewhat backwards and superstitious. However, the Greater Pass people still take pride in their ancient traditions and stories, and their customs are thriving.

Naming Traditions

Feminine names

Many feminine names in the Greater Pass end in -o.

Other names

Many of the names of the Snow Pups evolved out of an ancient form of the Greater Pass dialect, although the names do not follow an ordinary sense of logic, due to the Snow Pups being seen more as embodiments of specific natural phenomena.


Culture and cultural heritage

The Greater Pass clans have a long tradition of relations with the entities that live in the Frozen Wastes, most famously the Snow Warrior and his Pups, and have rich bodies of both childlore and other customs.

Art & Architecture

Greater Pass weavers are best known for satins with a high harness count (eight on average), which drape well and were once used as Insulating Mesh before the invention of the Automated Mesh Weaving Machine.

Common Customs, traditions and rituals

Birth & Baptismal Rites

Coming of Age Rites

Funerary and Memorial customs

Common Myths and Legends

Historical figures

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Sep 12, 2021 15:34 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I like that these guys are the more traditional of the Stenza, even if they're seen as superstitious. Their lore is interesting.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Sep 12, 2021 21:34

I have such a blast with this group of Stenza honestly. Between them and the Low Pass folks they've gotten a lot of my mental real estate these days (probably helps that prominent characters in my book are from these groups). I had an initial idea of them and their land as like "Space Appalachia", somewhere stereotyped as rustic, with quaint ways that they keep to stubbornly (or "Space Ireland", given the high prominence of their beliefs in their culture). So these are the people you go to if you run into a specific kind of problem that cannot be rationalized or explained away (which in a way reminds me of what I heard once that even other denominations of Christianity sometimes say "if you need an exorcist see the Catholics").