From muscular to fat and stocky.
Golden to red to yellow.
“From harvest dancers to court entertainers, they also bless the battlefields as what I’d call ‘human hammers’.”
Their origin goes back to the dawn of the N’Aldaan empire; some say they are even older than that, as they danced to bless crops long before the first Sharun of Sunborn was elected by the Ubun. We have found several separate indications for this claim and haven’t verified a single one that it was the empire’s product, so we stand behind this claim.
They did, however, change their role slightly during the earliest Sharun of Sunborn’s as they became part of grand court feasts and shows when foreign diplomats came around. Thus, their role was elevated from being fed by the local population or small temples to being sponsored by bragging Ubun and prestige-hungry Igaar. Through time, they evolved into a social class by themselves, slightly above the Igaar and below the Ubun’s. Thus, they are much respected, and apprentices are found and taken at a very young age.
At some point, there was a Pigryn. Invasion from Outlands spreading terror across the lands and destroying villages and crops alike. Seeing their local areas go up in flames, they donned sparse armour, grabbed mighty ceremonial weapons, and took the battlefield, blessed by their shrine and temple masters, or the ocals. Thus, they also became a force to be reckoned with on the fields of moans and blood.
They are harvest dancers, blessing the local crops, and thus mostly live secluded in their temples, performing for the lords at court or the elite at harvest shows. So it’s not often they are seen with weapons and clad for war. But they can and will do so if their areas are threatened or ordered out by their masters.
They are organised in small groups, adhering to one single temple, shrine, or deity. As such, when they take the battlefield, they may be sponsored by several 'Zan Houses and avoid wearing back banners to break their sacred bond at the battlefield. Instead, they wear a blessed Tsuna belt to symbolise that they are a tsunami of towering muscle and flesh, embodying prosperous lives due to great harvest results and victorious lifestyles.
Skjald El Mary
When they take the battlefield, they do so as one unit of Suhemar and as carrying crew for the Sacred Army Shrines.
They can wield two-handed weapons in one arm, but prefer to use both to give the swing more force.
Last Updated on 2024-01-30 by IoM-Christian