Life in Telenvaan
Who Are the Sourrey?
The Sourrey are one of the three formal Kinds of Gheni , a cat-like people who had once been elves but were forcibly changed into what they are now. They are the largest of the Kinds, averaging six feet tall and powerfully built. Their long mohawkan manes and stripes are a matter of great pride. The Sourry live in Telenvaan, a vast plain.
Sourrey and Magic
At the time of the change, the Sourrey only knew the Low Arts of Nature Magic. They were often called rangers or warders as they had once been the elves most often patrolling their forest homes. Now that they are the Sourrey living on the Telenvaan, they have forsaken this last vestige of their Elven heritage and fully embraced wizardry.
Sourrey and Travel
The End Of Instant brought an end to instant travel all over the world. Finding a means of traveling the world without instant travel, has become a challenge for all the peoples and realms. The Sourrey use the mighty Treshornes as pack beasts and warbeasts that can carry two Sourrey warriors with ease.
Within a few generations after the change, the Sourrey, with the rest of the Gheni, gravitated towards three gods: Byldur, the god of of music and poetry, Nufthesy, the goddess of practical knowledge, and Kilo the god of conquest. These gods together came to be called the Ghenzhee Pantheon. Of particular interest to the Sourrey is the god Kilo as carving out a realm on the plains of Televaan meant clashing with roving nomads or driving out wild folk squatting in favored locations. Most settlements have a simple church to Kilo. Largers towns have Ghenzhee Temples with the main altar and nave devoted to Kilo and run by very militant clerics. Two smaller chapels, one for Byldur and one for Nufthesy, are also a part of these temples. A third even smaller prayer room is provided for visitors of differing faiths. Such places are respected and provide a shelter of the faithful for those who believe.
Gheni have been creating their own traditions since their abrupt change. Since they did not have a language of their own other than Elven, they have taken to building one through names. It is not a language with sentences but one of unique names with unigue meanings, they embrace it as completely theirs. All Gheni names are dashed together like this: Given Name-Birth Gender-Mother's Syllable. Belle, or female, names all have a middle syllable of Bey. Rex, or male, names all have a middle syllable of Ra.
For example, the Gheni pirate called Bane has a proper Gheni name he keeps to himself. His full name is Penge-Ra-Orr. Penge means brave. Ra means born male. Orr is a syllable from her given name, Orrahna. His mother defines his name as meaning Brave-Son-of Orrahna. The Sourrey have taken to adding a second dashed name structured like this: Sourrey - their favorite weapon. If Penge-Ra-Orr had been Sourrey, his name would have been Penge-Ra-Orr Sourrey-Bow.
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