Civilization and Culture
Nunnehi language (the Nujaliktsina) is a soft spoken, music-like tongue. Names in this language sound like spells of powerful magic. It shouldn't be hard to understand why nunnehi try to keep their names secret. They usually use "translations" or "nicknames" instead, which often refer to innanimate nature elements like the clouds, the sky or the rocks. Nunnehi clan names are also kept secret, but they will tell you the name in Nujaliktsina of their clan of origin if asked. For the nunnehi, clans are like a family you can always count on. There are only a few clans of nunnehi in the entire Ronurna, and not a single clan of nunnehi in the Lanurna. Each clan is closely related to one of the four nunnehi tribes, so it's not hard to trace the lineage of a nunnehi by his or her clan name. Sample male nunnehi names: Breeze, Grove, Hearth, Icicle, Mist, Rain, Rainfall, Rock, Snow, Storm, Sun, Thunder Sample female nunnehi names: Cave, Cloud, Home, Mountain, Mineral, North Wind, Plain, Rainbow, River, Stone, Swamp, Waterfall Nunnehi clan names (by Tribe): (Northern Tribe) Bukwu, Giwakwa, Inua, Pu'gwi (Eastern Tribe) Canotila, Canotili, Nanehi, Tunghat, Puk-Wudjie, Yehasuri, Yumwi Amai'yine'hi (Southern Tribe) Fastachee, Kachina, Surem (Western Tribe) Dena'ina, Kushtaka, Ircinraq, May-May-Gway-Shi, Nümüzo'ho
Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals
THOU SHALT NOT TRESPASS THE LIMITS OF A GROVE OR CAVE WITHOUT SHOWING YOURSELF TO ITS INHABITANTS Nunnehi not only forbid other People to enter their groves and caves: they are also very reluctant to let nunnehi from other groves and caves to enter their territories. Racial Tradition rules: each time a nunnehi character enters a forest or cave he will try to find out if there are nunnehi living there (by means of information gathering like Investigation, Perception or Nature or via spells). If so, the character will try to make contact with them and will ask permission to enter (through Charisma-based checks). If the local nunnehi deny him to step inside their borders he should avoid the place, or risk being attacked. Not doing any of these prerrogatives will be considered a violation of the Tradition, and the character will risk become Tainted.
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