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The Kenggegian, a fictional human culture from a forest climate.

The Kenggeg Culture

This culture is called the Kenggeg. Its people are the Kenggegian, and they are a human society.

They speak Kenggeg. Kenggeg is a guttural and graceful language. It uses an abugida writing system, with characters composed of half-loops, sharp angles, and angular lines. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Kenggeg is said "he! Kik breg krerwot cop mob, kezhjudrag. "

They hail from a sparse deciduous forest region. The weather is freezing with many overcast days and light winds during the spring, pleasant with many overcast days during the summer, cold with many overcast days during the autumn, and freezing with lots of cloudy days during the winter.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Koghfaamn
  • Xozhmirhabar
  • Zeftrigvipach
  • Kavxabest
  • Chegach
  • Modand
  • Chisxogur
  • Meag
  • Groand
  • Qiand

Female Names

  • Rithxepea
  • Radeela
  • Gadrekeela
  • Kefigea
  • Bekjigeela
  • Tedrepea
  • Reoa
  • Xowkrikoa
  • Zismakeela
  • Manghaela

Family Names

  • Krelgisakkach
  • Kebkach
  • Brewkach
  • Meðchigkach
  • Kriggingkach
  • Grardawtigkach
  • Wukqebbip
  • Draðwapkang
  • Tekreb
  • Pibip

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of heavy wooden boards that's meticulously cleaned, and roofs are flat and made of wooden shingles. Doors are made of light wood and broad. Windows are small and ornate. For decoration, geometric shapes are carved into the trim.

Music

Common instruments include:

  • deer hide-hide single-drone bagpipes with zinc drone
  • apple-wood short drum skinned with beaver hide
  • ash-wood hand drum skinned with fox hide

Clothing

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

Male Clothing

  • short shirt
  • calf-length kilt
  • gloves
  • cloak with a shallow hood
  • boots
  • sash

Female Clothing

  • long-sleeved dress
  • fingerless gloves
  • full-circle cloak
  • heavy boots
  • tapered cap
  • narrow belt

Common colors include white, light orange, and moderate blue. Decoration tends towards complex embroidery.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • simple mithril anklets set with raw garnet ore
  • brilliant mithril rings set with raw garnet ore
  • gaudy mithril bracelets
  • lustrous mithril anklets

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Kenggegian include:

  • sweet and sour curried quail
  • aromatic and sour curried ermine stew
  • pungent and sour dried ermine stew
  • savory and bitter curried quail eggs soup with salt
  • spicy and pungent curried venison

Common desserts include:

  • crabapple pudding
  • olives
  • strawberry pudding
  • apple

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • strawberry wine that's deep yellow
  • strong olives brandy that is pale red in color
  • very strong wheat beer made with salt, apple, and olives that's flat

As far as eating customs go, they have the following:

  • use minimal spice

Religion

The Kenggegian have a polytheistic outlook. They gather in temples.

Deities

The deities of the Kenggegian are as follows:

Gayigeli

Gayigeli is the goddess of life. She is surrounded by living things. She is full of life and sly. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a circle.

Kavxabest

Kavxabest is the god of spring, oceans, and darkness. He is fish-tailed. He is energetic and clever. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a wave.

Brangar

Brangar is the god of wisdom and love. He is old and wizened. He is vicious and joyful. His holy item is a book, and his holy symbol is a book and scroll.

Girnopeela

Girnopeela is the goddess of earth. She is stone-skinned. She is grounded and nervous. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a mountain.

Xaband

Xaband is the god of thieves and demons. He is beautiful. He is avaricious and creative. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is an evil eye.

Welvogest

Welvogest is the god of harvests. He is slender. He is festive and proud. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a scythe.

Yazhsigali

Yazhsigali is the goddess of justice, animals, and the moon. She is chiselled. She is short-tempered and even-tempered. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a dog's face.

Gelbaand

Gelbaand is the god of thunder, fire, and mercy. He is muscular. He is fae and firey. His holy item is a drum, and his holy symbol is a lightning bolt over a hammer.

Tedrepea

Tedrepea is the goddess of fear. She is unnaturally thin. She is belligerent and jittery. Her holy item is a mask, and her holy symbol is a screaming face.

Tralaea

Tralaea is the goddess of trade, revenge, and law. She is reed-thin. She is brooding. Her holy item is a book, and her holy symbol is a sword.

Krekeela

Krekeela is the goddess of dusk, plants, and destruction. She is plain. She is wrathful and callous. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a tree.

Daggaoa

Daggaoa is the goddess of hope. She is haloed. She is vicious and patient. Her holy item is a hoop, and her holy symbol is a circle.

Seand

Seand is the god of nature and water. He is blue-skinned. He is humble and moody. His holy item is a flask, and his holy symbol is a wave.

Bizsawem

Bizsawem is the god of time, hunting, and dawn. He is plump. He is jittery and aloof. His holy item is a torch, and his holy symbol is a hourglass.

Gelqegach

Gelqegach is the god of fertility and healing. He is green-haloed. He is compassionate and jolly. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a wreath of flowers.

Krizxuchali

Krizxuchali is the goddess of art, luck, and summer. She is clean. She is nervous and warm. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a face split into a grinning side and a frowning side.

Zaoa

Zaoa is the goddess of protection, horses, and knowledge. She is blind. She is insidious and protective. Her holy item is a shield, and her holy symbol is an open eye.

Drachpiest

Drachpiest is the god of foxes and air. He is bird-headed. He is tricksy and playful. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a circle with three squiggly lines in parallel.

Miðkekaela

Miðkekaela is the goddess of evil, good, and war. She is filthy. She is tolerant and jolly. Her holy item is a sword, and her holy symbol is an evil eye.

Vegeli

Vegeli is the goddess of lightning and autumn. She is homely. She is unpredictable and callous. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a sun setting on the horizon.