Orma

People known as Ormans.


Major Cities and Holds
Ecrin – 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
There is one large national army, segmented by city or hold, each of with has its own group of soldiers for defense purposes and for keeping the peace. There is also a navy based only out of Ecrin.


Holiday Traditions
Cafk’s Day: On the first day of the Second Month of Winter, all of Orma 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 Orma 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 Orma 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 Orma worships the God of the Harvest. Festivals are held throughout the country and feasts are held before food is preserved for the winter.


Treatment of Women
Women are generally treated with respect. Though women are still expected to marry and have children, they can own land and businesses. They can own property separate from their husbands’, and they can choose who they marry. Women may also file charges against anyone who wrongs them and ask for legal action of any kind.


Relationships
Despite having some leaders with non-traditional relationships, it is still heavily discouraged among the rest of society to have more than one romantic partner at once, or to have a romantic partner of the same sex. People in these relationships are sometimes shunned from their families and societies, some are even violently forced from their homes. Murder, however, is not common, no matter how strongly someone disagrees with another’s lifestyle. Therefore, people in these sorts of relationships are safe from death for their way of life, but are not often accepted by their families or villages, towns, or cities.


Naming
Children are granted the full name of: Name, son of Father, of Village/Town/City; or Name, daughter of Mother, of Village/Town/City.

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