The Castarnap Culture

The Castarnapbeg, a fictional culture from a tropical river climate.

This culture is called the Castarnap. Its people are the Castarnapbeg.

They speak Castarnap. Castarnap is a graceful language. It has a pictograph writing system comprised of arcs written in order downward vertically. The phrase "Mewirbep, za vifti deðtag net javdat fech celmizhjo." means "Friend, it is good to see you again."

They originally came from a tropical river region.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Hezhbabamn
  • Xatastor
  • Mugem
  • Qevhabastor
  • Koleem
  • Peest
  • Nigastor
  • Dedest
  • Qegitest
  • Yaszegand

Female Names

  • Zakea
  • Yethseteela
  • Kepeli
  • Nosnagoli
  • Wesxechoa
  • Jolbegoli
  • Mavhokeela
  • Fokeela
  • Wecagaela
  • Negaela

Family Names

  • Felhek
  • Zach
  • Nalvazfet
  • Jarmavpeg
  • Rathne
  • Razhseb
  • Galned
  • Bek
  • Gefbefxak
  • Sawahag

Music

This style of music has a single rhythm with a very fast beat. It is very loud, with simple harmony. It has a simple melody with a low pitch in a minor key. Usually, it has a brilliant timbre.

Clothing

As the Castarnapbeg hail originally from a tropical river region, their clothing style is appropriate for that kind of place. They often wear the following:

Male Clothing

Men usually wear a floor-length robe with an asymmetric neckline and elbow-length slitted sleeves, with turnshoes.

Female Clothing

Women usually wear a thigh-length tight-fit top with a high neckline and elbow-length slitted sleeves and a calf-length straight kilt, with slippers.

Food and Drink

This cuisine has quite salty and strongly savory flavor profiles, favoring saffron and cinnamon for spices. Main ingredients commonly include alligator, crocodile, threadfin shad, and largemouth bass. Dishes are usually in soups or roasted.

They have a very weak beverage called xeðwa, which is fermented from elephant milk.

Religion

The Castarnapbeg have a polytheistic outlook. They gather in cathedrals.

Deities

The deities of the Castarnapbeg are as follows:

Gegamn

Gegamn is the god of art and justice. He is even-tempered and cunning, and is depicted as blind. His holy item is a sword and his holy symbol is a spiral. Gegamn loves Zachcogest.

Fifhakeli

Fifhakeli is the goddess of foxes. She is playful, and is depicted as fox-bodied. Her holy item is a fox paw and her holy symbol is a fox's face. Fifhakeli respects Qegitest.

Rithlachamn

Rithlachamn is the god of music, the sun, and luck. He is reflective and adventurous, and is depicted as glowing. His holy item is a harp and his holy symbol is an encircled heart. Rithlachamn loves Veðcaali.

Zachcogest

Zachcogest is the god of knowledge. He is studious, and is depicted as bespectacled. His holy item is a book and his holy symbol is a pyramid. Zachcogest trusts Gegamn.

Hagoa

Hagoa is the goddess of thieves and time. She is wise, and is depicted as thin and youthful. Her holy item is a hourglass and her holy symbol is a dagger. Hagoa fears Zachcogest.

Mopetaela

Mopetaela is the goddess of spring. She is frisky, and is depicted as wearing a crown of flowers and clothed in flowers. Her holy item is a staff and her holy symbol is a flower. Mopetaela distrusts Qazhziea.

Yabem

Yabem is the god of chaos. He is wild, and is depicted as shifting and perpetually blurry. His holy item is an eight-pointed star and his holy symbol is an eight-pointed star. Yabem respects Kaðtekea.

Vabaela

Vabaela is the goddess of light. She is serious, and is depicted as glowing. Her holy item is a torch and her holy symbol is a radiant sun. Vabaela respects Veðcaali.

Tulwoali

Tulwoali is the goddess of the moon, fertility, and sky. She is sad and seductive, and is depicted as naked, entrancing, and hauntingly beautiful. Her holy item is a kite and her holy symbol is a pregnant woman. Tulwoali trusts Yabem.

Qegitest

Qegitest is the god of love, protection, and demons. He is enraged, and is depicted as unabashedly naked. His holy item is a shield and his holy symbol is a gauntlet. Qegitest respects Mopetaela.

Yaszegand

Yaszegand is the god of nature, evil, and fear. He is moody, and is depicted as unnaturally thin and shadowy. His holy item is a staff and his holy symbol is a flower. Yaszegand fears Peest.

Bekest

Bekest is the god of balance and law. He is stern and measured, and is depicted as grey-eyed. His holy item is a hammer and his holy symbol is a sword overlapping a book. Bekest hates Peest.

Veðcaali

Veðcaali is the goddess of dusk, strength, and language. She is boisterous and brooding, and is depicted as covered in mouths. Her holy item is a mask and her holy symbol is a muscled arm. Veðcaali respects Bekest.

Xikamn

Xikamn is the god of harvests. He is hard-working, and is depicted as stocky. His holy item is a scythe and his holy symbol is a scythe. Xikamn hates Kaðtekea.

Qazhziea

Qazhziea is the goddess of death and mercy. She is compassionate and fair, and is depicted as gaunt and plain. Her holy item is a scythe and her holy symbol is a wreath of vines. Qazhziea distrusts Kaðfapaela.

Ligand

Ligand is the god of hope. He is patient, and is depicted as haloed. His holy item is a hoop and his holy symbol is an open hand. Ligand trusts Capaela.

Kaðtekea

Kaðtekea is the goddess of plants and wisdom. She is careful and wise, and is depicted as frail. Her holy item is a book and her holy symbol is a book and scroll. Kaðtekea trusts Zachcogest.

Capaela

Capaela is the goddess of dawn and good. She is sleepy, and is depicted as bright. Her holy item is a torch and her holy symbol is a radiant sun. Capaela distrusts Qazhziea.

Kaðtekea

Kaðtekea is the goddess of autumn, destruction, and earth. She is practical, and is depicted as leaf-haired and spined. Her holy item is a mallet and her holy symbol is a mountain. Kaðtekea trusts Capaela.

Peest

Peest is the god of travel and persistence. He is wandering and persistent, and is depicted as perpetually wounded. His holy item is a staff and his holy symbol is a fist. Peest hates Vabaela.

Yethseteela

Yethseteela is the goddess of summer. She is warm, and is depicted as perpetually sunburnt and orange-haired. Her holy item is a wreath and her holy symbol is a fire. Yethseteela distrusts Peest.

Kaðfapaela

Kaðfapaela is the goddess of horses. She is ebullient, and is depicted as horse-bodied and horse-headed. Her holy item is a horse skull and her holy symbol is a horse. Kaðfapaela respects Gegamn.

Veðcaali

Veðcaali is the goddess of oceans, water, and darkness. She is manipulative, and is depicted as hairless, fish-tailed, and blue-skinned. Her holy item is a shell and her holy symbol is a wave. Veðcaali trusts Qazhziea.