Fàlisénii Ethnicity in Qal'ath | World Anvil


The Fàlisénii were those born into, raised in or adopted into the Wild Folk of the Wild Marshes. However, where "Wild Folk" was used cross-national to refer to the area occupied by the Fàlisénii, the Foyiitùn name referred to the people directly. For them, the people was the nation. Land was something they lived on, not a possession that was theirs to own.

A Common Name

What has been interesting to see, as I perused through what fragments of records remain about the Wild Folk, is that they preferred to use the Common Tongue name, both in how they spoke of themselves and their crude1 cartography. This despite being at least bilingual Parànti-Foyiitùn.  

Gone, but Never Forgotten

That said, it is believed the oldest members are tradition-bound to ensure their Foyiitùn name is not forgotten. Thus, once the grandparents in a family have rejoined the Elements, that responsibility falls on the parents. They then begin to retell the tribe's history to their children and introduce the term Fàlisénii for the first time.  
"While one cannot live in the past wishing it were the present, looking back down the path demonstrates how far one has travelled and learned. Once one turns to the future, as one should, one is reminded of how far there is still to go, how much is still to learn, and that others must someday take over when one can walk no further."
- Ancient Fàliséni lesson
Original author unknown.

Creature Communication

As mentioned, many Fàlisénii were at least bilingual. Communing with nature, however, meant that many had learned to communicate with the Mìsii and other winged creatures (so-called Sky-Speech). While there is no record of a member of the Wild Folk singing in bird-speech, many could understand it.   In a different vein, with their history as the Ousohii Crofters, a usually-separate group in their society was able to speak to animals in ways they understood. It is not thought, however, that communication was bidirectional.

Further Reading

1. No disrespect is intended in my choice of words. Mapping - in terms of official lay-of-the-land and boundary-setting was not something deemed a priority for the Wild Folk. "Crude" maps appear to be more hunting plans or related to tribal celebrations than the long-standing and accurate kind retained by the likes of Qal'ath, the Queendom of Shevezz and the Byantē Alliance.
Article Sections
The Fàlisénii are one and the same as the Wild Folk, but refer mostly to the people, rather than as a nation defined by a boundary. All within the Wild Folk article applies to this one on the Fàlisénii, though additional details may be found here.

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