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Saturday, May 12, 2012


Physical description: Barbarians are typically taller and more muscled than their souther counterparts. Their skin color is lighter also. Their hair color range from light blond to reddish brown and black.

Society: Barbarians live in a society divided in to tribes. Each tribe has a patron totem - e.g. wyvern, dragon, wolf etc. Each tribe have a council of elders, who govern the tribe in time of peace. During the tribal wars and other conflicts a warchief is chosen, who gains for the time of a war an absolute rule over his tribe. The most striking difference between barbaric society and of the civilised ones is the role of women - more specifically, a certain group of women who are spirit-sworn warrior-maidens, who are equal in their rights to their male counterparts. As long as they're virgins they can reach the highest strata of the barbaric society. 

Religion: Religion of barbarians of the north is an amalgam of shamanistic and animistic concepts. Those who conduct religious rituals are shamans who contact spirits of the otherworld.

Relations: Barbarians treat other peoples at least with suspicion. This especially refer to the elves, whom they are deeply afraid because their magic. As for the nordmarkians and halflings, they are ambivalent for them, some times are allies, sometimes enemies. The later also refers to beastmen, whom they deeply hate. 

Male names: Aibhne, Ailill, Aimhirghin, Ainníleas, Bairrfhionn, Baoth, Beag, Bearach, Brocc, Calbhach, Cassán, Cian, Cináed, Conán,  Cormac, Coinneach, Daigh, Deaglán, Diarmaid, Dubhgall, Éamonn, Earnán, Eoghan, Feardorcha, Fearghus, Fial, Fionn, Gobán, Iobhar, Irial, Lachtnán, Laoidheach, Lochlann, Lorcán, Maolán, Meallán, Morann, Murchú, Niall, Nuadha, Ógán, Oillín, Oisín, Osgar, Ríoghán, Rónán, Ross, Ruarc, Sárán, Scannal, Sé, Seanán, Torcán, Tuathal, Uaithne

Female names: Aillean, Áine, Áinfean, Ana, Báine, Bébhinn, Bláthnaid, Bríghid, Caoilfhionn, Ceara, Clíodhna, Damhnait, Deirdre, Éile

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