The Daemon Peoples
"The Daemon Peoples, or what we can call the modern Daemon. Our culture is vast, but still suffers from the homogeneity that The Great War pushed us into. We were able to conquer this untamed land, and survived the great explosion from Fodizhna that gave Typhon's Teeth its name. Slowly, we are starting to rebuild our culture to how diverse it once was."
---The Sacred Days of Gender Expression, a journal written by the late Lith A'vril
Feminine names are typically those associated with Zhulesha, Mother of Death and Sacrifice. The feminine pronouns in Daemonic are Esya "she" or Isya "She".Note the distinctions between both words: the E sound is associated with the common folk, and the I sound is associated with the elites. Zhulesha, being the All-Mother, goes by "Esya"; this is because she is "of the people".
Masculine names are typically those associated with Asefa, Father of Life and Ambition. The masculine pronouns in Daemonic are Efya "he" or Ifya "He".Note the distinctions between both words: the E sound is associated with the common folk, and the I sound is associated with the elites. Asefa, being the All-Father, goes by "Efya"; this is because he is "of the people".
Unisex names are typically those associated with Pritos, the Nature Guardian. The neutral pronouns in Daemonic are Enya "they" or Inya "They".Note the distinctions between both words: the E sound is associated with the common folk, and the I sound is associated with the elites. Pritos, the Nature Spirit, goes by "Enya"; this is because they are "of the people".
These "unsexed" names are typically associated with Inguma, the Beast of Oceans. The "unsexed" pronouns in Daemonic are Emya "it/xer" or Imya "It/Xer".Note the distinctions between both words: the E sound is associated with the common folk, and the I sound is associated with the elites. Inguma, the Quicksilver Beast, goes by "Emya"; this is because it is "of the people".
Family names are normally dictated solely by location, and don't typically dip into words associated with occupations or appearances. For those that are not of Lith origin, their names are literally named after the location of which they reside, following either ad ("of", informal) or vad ("of", formal).
As an example: Someone with the surname "ad Kimo Dust" is someone who lives within the 4th, 5th, or 6th rings of the caste in the Elektrik Domain.The unique exception of this rule-- those Lith and Princes who live in the upper stratum-- name themselves after geographically-significant words. The Western Elektrik Domain goes by Milne, or "fruit", and the Western Pyre Domain goes by Katni, or "under".
Major language groups and dialects
Common Etiquette rules
Etiquette in Daemonic society is best simplified by the following statement: do not show off attributes that don't need showing. When it comes to Daemon, bearing the teeth or the unfurling of one's wings is seen as a sign of aggression. Prolonged eye contact is also seen as aggressive, as Daemonic eyes are their most emotive aspect.There is a strict title system within Typhon's Teeth, where conversing is littered with formalities. Lower Castes call the higher Castes by their titles, whereas Daemon of the same class call strangers the Daemonic equivalent of parent [for far older Daemon], oncle [for slightly older Daemon], sibling [for Daemon of similar or younger age], or child [for far younger Daemon]. The use of personal names, called Regal names, is associated with familiarity.