Nairiume

People known as Nairs.

Many of the people in Nairiume are Asirim. It is believed that at any one time at least half the population has these powers.


Major Cities and Holds
Solaris – capital


Rulers and Their Stories
updates to come


Heroic Figures and Their Stories
updates to come


Social Classes
Royalty – king, queen, and their children
Dukes – any princes other than the crown prince become Dukes
Earls – landowners by blood
Barons – appointed by the royal family to oversee a former duke’s/earl’s holding if needed; if a child takes over the child becomes an earl
Commoners – everyone else


Military
Nairiume does not participate in war very frequently, but the country does have an army for protection. There is also a specific unit that guards members of the royal family, as not everyone in the country believes in peace and non-violence.


Holiday Traditions
Cafk’s Day: On the first day of the Second Month of Winter, all of Nairiume celebrates the new year by giving gifts to friends and family. Markets are closed and most people don’t work, aside from some guards and servants. Many wealthy people host or attend parties and the royal family holds a ball.

Durasyan’s Day: On the fourteenth day of the Third Month of Winter, all of Nairiume honors the God of Love by giving gifts to lovers. Balls are held by the royal family, though there aren’t many parties across the country. It is also a popular night for intimacy among lovers, and Nymbs, the God of the Night, is also worshiped as a guardian of lovers.

Tysy’s Day: One the twenty-first day of the First Month of Summer, all of Nairiume celebrates the summer solstice by worshiping the god Tysy to ask for good growing weather. Prayers are led asking for rain in times of drought, or for less rain if needed. If the weather has been almost ideal, the prayers are ones of thanks. Family dinners are held across the country and the royal family hosts a feast of summer game.

Lozk’s Day: On the twenty-first day of the First Month of Autumn, all of Nairiume worships the God of the Harvest. Festivals are held throughout the country and feasts are held before food is preserved for the winter.

Eryf’s Day: On the last day of the Second Month of Autumn, all of Nairiume honors the God of Death by dressing in black and visiting the burial places of old friends and relatives. It is the Asirim connection to the soul that guides the ceremony where a door is opened into the Spirit Realm so that those who have passed on can visit living loved ones if they wish. Many people spend the day hoping to see someone again, and the day is filled with both joy and sorrow.


Treatment of Women
Women are very highly respected, as they are more powerful than men in terms of magic. There are no restrictions on what women can do, including military service. In marriages, women are often looked to to make decisions or at least to give their opinions, and men are expected to listen to those opinions and go along with those decisions. Women are free to turn down marriage proposals and to not have children if that is their wish. They may also own property and businesses, and accuse others of a crime.


Relationships
While non-typical relationships are not common, the existence of them is not denied in Nair culture. Some prejudice may exist, especially in small communities, but there is no cultural ban against them. All Asirim, especially, are considered capable of love in many forms, so being with someone of the same sex is not very seriously frowned upon by the society in general.


Naming
Children take the names of their parents in the form of the generic; Name, son of Father, or Name, daughter of Mother.

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