Tanorites are the people of Tanoron , the central southern region of Arikanda. For most of their history the Tanorites have lived in independent city-states, but have a shared cultural and religious background that binds them together. With the rise of the Avadian Sovereignty and the Kalriv Empire , it has become necessary for the Tanorites to band together for common unity. While they are all different political bodies on a lower level, they share a similar cultural background, and thus it is easier to refer to them as Tanorites rather than from their individual states and kingdoms. With that said, there are two exceptions; the Mayokati and the Mirellais, who have enough cultural differences to stand on their own.
Average technological level
The Tanorites are in the late Bronze Age, and as such use bronze tools and implements. Under the Helikan League, Tanorites have developed particularly useful innovations such as a highway system, agricultural developments and chariotry that place them ahead of the other empires. Tanorites have a writing system that is widely taught throughout the cities, and papyrus and parchment are commonly used.
Common Dress code
Dress and fashion is considered a point of personal pride among the Tanorite elite- whole professions are dedicated to developing new types of garments. Avadian traders are often consulted to acquire different dyes and textiles to be used for new garments. In the middle classes, while dress is expected to be practical it is also expected to look eye-catching and pleasant. While usually linen tunics and mantles are used rather than silks, different colours are employed. Among manual labourers and farm workers, it’s generally accepted that utilitarian clothes like tunics and pants are practical. With that said there is still quite a lot of emphasis on being clean outside of the work area, and often the lower classes have special ‘social’ clothes they keep seperate.
Funerary and Memorial customs
Tanorites are usually buried after death in various settings based off their social class. Commoners are usually buried in graveyards, while prestigious Tanorites are often interred in elaborate crypts and mausoleums.
Common Myths and Legends
The Tanorites follow the pantheon of the Elemental gods, a pantheon of five deities; Shokai the God of Thunder, Balaros the God of Fire, Shiereleya the Goddess of Wind, Deltha the Goddess of Earth and Essena the Goddess of Water.
Generally the Tanorites do not consider gender to be a limitation on what role a person can perform - if a woman can exhibit martial prowess she can be a soldier. If a man is inclined to be a domestic worker he can also do this. There is generally no solid rule as to how genders are expected to act, and transgender individuals are seen as a little different but are respected.
Most Tanorites court based off their class; while Tanorite nobles can theoretically by law court whoever they wish, most of the time their families have a strong influence on who they choose. It is frowned upon for nobles to court commoners. Commoners tend to have much less pressure to court specific people, and thus often court based off liking or love. Tanorites have no stigma on sexual orientation and same sex relationships are considered normal.