Something I've noticed about the menfolk in this port - most of them are dressed askew. All their bandanas on the wrong way, their belts loose and knotted. Has no-one taught these people good taste?When smuggling goods, it's important to identify yourself to your potential clientele, without revealing yourself to the authorities. In Ibza Xüfonz and Pris Xüfonz, smugglers and their associates use the Smuggler's Knot to do this.
UseA Smuggler's Knot is a simple knot tied on the left side, using either a bandanna or a belt. This is usually worn on the person, but can also be tied to furniture and other items, particularly in or around shops. This identifies someone as one of three things:
- Able to take items across borders
- Able to discreetly sell trafficked goods
- Able to be bribed to ignore shady behaviour
These symbols are used almost exclusively within the two Xüfonz nations, as their borders are heavily patrolled and not legally able to be crossed. Most smugglers operate in or around the city of Godhzam, a Pris Xüfonz exclave surrounded on most sides by Ibza Xüfonz territory, and whose border is heavily fortified to prevent conquest.
- Item type
- Clothing / Accessory