GRASSLAND

This group traditionally lives in the vast plains and low foothills. Many have become settled farmers and herders and make up majority populations in rural areas. Others live isolated in the foothills and mountain vales.

 

CULTURE

Clothing & Decoration: Crude wool and hide tunics with leggings and rough over-coats, short cloaks. The woollens are woven to indicate the wearer’s family and clan.

Fears & Inabilities: Numerous superstitions, notably a fear of Darkness centring around spirits.

Lifestyle: Herders, hunters, and gatherers who live in extended families and reside in villages and fortified clan-holds. Pugnacious, they often settle disputes by fighting.

Marriage Pattern: Monogamous, but one must marry outside the family.

Religion: Devoted to the deities. Many are based on the interpretations of the “True Gods.” Oral traditions keep the law. Sacrifices are seen.

 

OTHER FACTORS

Demeanour: Merry and vocal. They love to talk, laugh, and sing.

Prejudices: They hate the Nomads; many also despise the Urbans, and Nobility.

Special Skills: Everyman: Driving, Herding, Horticulture, Hunting, Play Instrument, Singing, Tale Telling; Restricted: none.

Standard Hobby Skills: Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Attunement, Body Development, Brawling, Climbing, Foraging, Jumping, Leather-crafting, Metal-crafting, Observation, Region Lore, Riding, Singing, Tracking, Weatherwatching.

 

OUTFITTING OPTIONS

Armor: None or soft leather.

Weapons: Broadsword, club, dagger, handaxe, javelin, short bow, spear, staff, flail, scythe, sling.

Special Items: Their workmanship is rather elaborate, although it has aesthetic appeal to those with rustic tastes; it is usually of materials that do not long endure (bronze, copper, tin, leather, yarn, wood).