Drohitor

History

There’s not much recorded history to the Drohitor, as they pass it by word of mouth. The closest thing to a recorded history you’ll find on the massive island of Drohitor are hieroglyphics you may find on rocks or cave walls.

Culture

The natural disasters that are constantly tearing through the country of Drohitor has had two main consequences on the Drohans: They are nomadic and constantly moving, and they are detached from material objects. They are very spiritual people and have a high respect for life. There are dinosaurs on the island which they regard as death dealing demons with no regard for life. Even though the land here is harsh, they believe that their land is the closest point to the spirit world. So they refuse to leave it. They also believe that the dinosaurs are attracted to this island because they enjoy death and eating spirits. Since they are on a huge island with only rafts and canoes and such for river travel, if one does wish to leave they must hope for an outsider or merchant vessel to allow them on board.

As far as for the dress of Drohans: Hides, leathers, scaled, and feathered clothing are normal, and trophies of dinosaurs are highly respected. Drohans also value a close connection with life and spirits, and respect anyone with such a connection. Empathy and understanding are a couple of strong points of the Drohans. On the other end of the spectrum, they hate wastrels and disrespect of outsider’s beliefs is frowned on.

A few customs of the Drohan: When someone dies the body is always burned in a ritual that gives their spirit protection from demons while they make their journey to the spiritworld. All weapons that are made for hunting are made with special carvings that are meant to protect the spirit of animals killed, and weapons made for fighting the dinosaurs are made with carvings that banish their spirits. Finally, Black and dark green colors are looked at as bad luck because that is the color of most of the dinosaurs.

A word on social structure: Spirit Leaders (or Noh’aht Jahohdao in their tongue) are the leaders of their tribes. They are usually the wisest and most closely connected to the spirit world. The warriors and hunters are known as Hiahorlaoss (translates roughly into ‘fearless’). Craftsmen such as cooks, woodworkers, and basket-weavers are known as Niokaors (which roughly translates into ‘makers’). And children, sick and injured, and people who cannot do anything are known as Ohdlao (which translates to ‘idle’). As far as naming conventions go, they are called by their classification then their name. Outsiders have the title “Aht-So.”

Drohitor

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