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Sanguin Tribes

There are several distinct tribes of people living in Sanguin, the land said to embody hell. While tribes share some common values and a common language that is used for bartering, there are many differences between them which is often a misunderstood concept outside of Sanguin. Some tribes may encourage their people to explore the ruins left by the Old World, others forbid it, citing dangers about meddling with the iron monsters from the past.  
One of the main characters in the main visual novel is a character called Jordan, who is from the Bev Tribe.
Nearly all tribes have specific conditions for joining them, and living without a tribe in Sanguin is an almost assured guarantee of death for the hardiest of people. It is often a shared responsibility to rear the children in the tribes as a community and shared burden. The Sanguin tribes tend not to create relationships with each other through documents, but through deeds.  
Reverend.. It is pointless now…

#Reverend Michael
How reckless of you to call a few more years pointless. You impressed me enough when you were younger that I put my name on the line and allowed you to join our tribe. And now… this?

Extract from "Sands" - Spin off visual novel
  Many tribes people in Sanguin are suffering from common diseases that plague the Sanguin continent, such as Bloodrot, Shrinking Bones, wound sickness, salt sickness and mud-drought.  
Joshua is the main character for the spin off visual novel, Sands. He is suffering from sickness, which means he needs to bind his skin with bandages. His sickness is incurable, but with regular supplies of medicine, his sister will be cured.


Tribes included are:
Bev Tribespeople 
Elva Tradesfolk


While most of the Sanguin-born tribesfolk will never travel outside the continent, there is some awareness and stereotypes on international cultures. Sanguin people are aware that there is less disease outside the Sanguin continent, and that people work jobs for others that give them money rather than things. It is a very contrasting culture as Sanguin life is very much about individual survival, then, the survival of one's tribe. The insult 'Money-Grabber' is used for anyone who stockpiles wealth for no reason or cause.  
I try my best. But you know why I do this. And don’t pretend I’m a money-grabber. You know why I do this. So, if that is all…

#Reverend Michael
Look at yourself, Joshua. You are letting the flow of sands go by, without much of a second thought. You sacrifice too much for your sister.

Extract from "Sands"

Public Agenda

Unknown. There has been no attempt from the Sanguin tribes to officially initiate diplomacy with other cultures. Generally, tribes prefer the company and politics of themselves, though some individuals make connections with the outside world for trade, barter, or to find a cure for their medical conditions.


The continent of Sanguin is home to the Sanguin tribes. Borders are often distributed between the tribes, but all out wars are generally avoided. Land that holds no permanent settlement is considered 'fair game' to all, although careful Sanguin travellers will always be on the look out to recognise the temporary settlements of nomadic tribes.

Foreign Relations

Foreign cultures know little of the Sanguin tribes and are not able to recognise one tribe from another. There is little respect for the Sanguin peoples, though the Sanguin Tribes do nothing to correct this view.

Gösta / Collect

Geopolitical, Country
Government System
Economic System
Barter system
There is no official currency and what is valued in bartering may depend on the needs and wants of a specific tribe. Medicine is a popular asset.
Legislative Body
Each Sanguin tribe creates their own laws and rules, including how rituals are performed and how omens are to be interpreted. While there is mostly peace between tribes, much of it is achieved through shared values and beliefs, rather than formal legislation.
Official Languages
Neighboring Nations
Notable Members
Related Species
Related Ethnicities

Cover image: Black Tortoise by Tristan Surtel


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