A homebrew tabletop forum



    Posts : 88
    Join date : 2018-09-12

      Nations   Empty Nations

    Post by Admin on Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:02 am


      Nations   Pikesketch_by_jonasdero-d67dwxr

    In the earliest accounts there were 5 prominent groups in the Haudenosaunee, a confederation of the: Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca tribes. The Grand Council of the Five Nations is an assembly of 56 Hoyenah (chiefs) or sachems. When anthropologist Ulvircice Fretyl studied the Grand Council a few short years after peaceful coexistence had been established, she interpreted it as a central government. This interpretation became influential, but Ulvircice argues that while the Grand Council served an important ceremonial role, it was not a government in the sense as the Coven’s. According to this view, Iroquois political and diplomatic decisions were made on the local level, and are based on assessments of community consensus. A central government that develops policy and implements it for the people at large is not the Iroquois model of government. Unanimity in public acts was essential to the Council. In -45 BG(human calendar) Ulvircice Fretyl observed that no Iroquois treaty was binding unless it was ratified by 75% of the male voters and 75% of the mothers of the nation. In revising Council laws and customs, a consent of two-thirds of the mothers was required. The need for a double supermajority to make major changes made the Confederacy a de facto consensus government.

    The women traditionally hold real power, particularly the power to veto treaties or declarations of war. The members of the Grand Council of Sachems are chosen by the mothers of each clan. If any leader failed to comply with the wishes of the women of his tribe and the Great Law of Peace, the mother of his clan can demote him, a process called "knocking off the horns". The deer antlers, an emblem of leadership, were removed from his headgear, thus returning him to private life.

    Councils of the mothers of each tribe were held separately from the men's councils. The women used men as runners to send word of their decisions to concerned parties, or a woman could appear at the men's council as an orator, presenting the view of the women. Women often took the initiative in suggesting legislation.
    These people returned to their name as the “Haudenosaunee”

    Leadership: High Clan Mother Caneadea
    Strongholds: 1
    Manpower: 43,000


    Naabeehó(Navajo) - “Niedrigster-Herrscher”
    Leadership: Governess Helethn

      Nations   Hammercross_by_jonasdero-d5jgb4i
    The name "Navajo" comes a translator’s error when negotiating between representatives of a tribe and a Coven diplomat, the word has roots in “goat” or “sheep” as it is what these people domesticated as such “people of the goats” became a popular bastardization of their name. The land of which they lived and traveled on is referred to as the Apaches. A stretch of grassland and forest spanning almost the entire continent. The Navajos call themselves Diné or Naabeehó. Like other Apacheans, the Navajos were semi-nomadic. Their extended kinship groups had seasonal dwelling areas to accommodate livestock, agriculture, and gathering practices. As part of their traditional economy, Navajo groups may have formed trading or raiding parties, traveling relatively long distances to the coast and even the northern areas.
    There is a system of clans which defines relationships between individuals and families. The clan system is exogamous: people can only marry (and date) partners outside their own clans, which for this purpose include the clans of their four grandparents. While clans are associated with a geographical area, the area is not for the exclusive use of any one clan. Members of a clan may live hundreds of miles apart but still have a clan bond.
    Historically, the structure of the Navajo society is largely a matrilineal system, in which the family of the women owned livestock, dwellings, planting areas and livestock grazing areas. Once married, a Navajo man would move to live with his bride in her dwelling and near her mother's family. Daughters (or, if necessary, other female relatives) were traditionally the ones who received the generational property inheritance. Children are "born to" and belong to the mother's clan, and are "born for" the father's clan. The mother's eldest brother has a strong role in her children's lives. As adults, men represent their mother's clan in tribal politics.

    This tribe was the most incorporated into Coven culture and as such are based in the largest nation of “Niedrigster-Herrscher”

    Niedrigster-Herrscher covers an area of 12 thousand square miles. Of this, 58% (7272 sq. miles) is arable land, and 41% (5227 sq. miles) is wilderness.
    Niedrigster-Herrscher has a total population of 1.2 million people.
    The largest city has a population of 14,000 people, the second largest 7267. There are no other cities of note and 6 towns. The remaining population lives in numerous small villages, isolated dwellings, etc.
    Niedrigster-Herrscher has 25 active castles and 1 ruined. Of these, 22 castles and 1 ruined are in civilized lands, and 3 castles and 0 ruined are in the wilderness, along borders, etc.

    Military manpower: 82,000
    Armed forces consist of: Human fodder,


    Makah - "Meerah”

      Nations   The_dark_ages_by_jonasdero-d55wvrb

    Research suggests that the Makah people have inhabited the island directly east to that of the Coven’s largest city on the human continent, for more than 3,800 years. The ancient Makah lived in villages, inhabiting large longhouses made from eastern red cedar. These longhouses had cedar-plank walls. The planks could be tilted or removed to provide ventilation or light. The cedar tree was of great value to the Makah, who also used its bark to make water-resistant clothing and hats. Cedar roots were used in basket making. Whole trees were carved out to make canoes to hunt seals, gray whales and humpback whales.

    The Makah acquired much of their food from the ocean. Their diet consisted of whale, seal, fish, and a wide variety of shellfish. They would also hunt deer, elk, and bear from the surrounding forests. Women also gathered a wide variety of nuts, berries and edible plants and roots for their foods. These boat peoples where the first to be incorporated into Coven servitude and relocated off their island.
    These people would be renamed “Meeresser”

    Currently known as “Meerah”

    Leadership: King Eysteinn Harddin
    Strongholds: 15
    Manpower: 64,000


    Tlingit - “Dau-tangl”

      Nations   Castle_dawn_by_jonasdero-d5w2vq5

    The Tlingit culture is multifaceted and complex, a characteristic of Northwest people with access to easily exploited rich resources. In Tlingit culture a heavy emphasis is placed upon family and kinship, and on a rich tradition of oratory. Wealth and economic power are important indicators of rank, but so is generosity and proper behavior, all signs of "good breeding" and ties to aristocracy. Art and spirituality are incorporated in nearly all areas of Tlingit culture, with even everyday objects such as spoons and storage boxes decorated and imbued with spiritual power and historical beliefs of the Tlingits.

    The Tlingit society is divided into two moieties, the Wolf and the Eagle. These in turn are divided into numerous clans, which are subdivided into lineages or house groups. They have a matrilineal kinship system, with descent and inheritance passed through the mother's line. These groups have heraldic crests, which are displayed on totem poles, feast dishes, house posts, weavings, jewelry, and other art forms. The Tlingits pass down at owws or blankets that represented trust. Only a Tlingit can inherit one but they can also pass it down to someone they trust, who becomes responsible for caring for it but does not rightfully own it.
    These people would be renamed “Dau Dribiwn”

    Currently known as “Dau-tangl”
    Leadership: Queen Fortis Gan
    Strongholds: 13
    Manpower: 28,000


    Shawnee(Ša-wano-ki, Shaawanwaki, Shaawanowi lenaweeki)  -

      Nations   Night_village_by_jonasdero-d67dwxh
    Some scholars believe that the Shawnee are descendants of the people of the Apache region who migrated into their current northern region, although this is not universally accepted. They were mound builders, they constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious, ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes. This led to them being one of two tribes that housed animals for food. Living primarily along the river valleys in early times, Shawnee were several, poor sedentary societies. They lived in un-palisaded villages & had slight regional variances. The locals farmed primarily corn, beans & sunflower-- the last of which is thought to be the first plant  domesticated as a food source. Most homes were of a type called a pit-house. This was a dig-in several feet into the ground, which was covered over with a bark-plaster-over-wood-frame roof creating an iconic ‘mound’ shape.
    These people would be renamed ”Hill-Hersteller”

    Currently known as “Hill-Shah-Yann”

    Leadership: Governess Oniare
    Stronghold: 6
    Manpower: 44,000

    Last edited by Admin on Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:04 pm; edited 3 times in total

    Posts : 88
    Join date : 2018-09-12

      Nations   Empty Re: Nations

    Post by Admin on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm

      Current date/time is Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:24 pm