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The Doghan, a fictional wood elven culture from a tropical river climate.

The Dogh Culture

This culture is called the Dogh. Its people are the Doghan, and they are a wood elven society.

They speak Dogh. Dogh is a guttural and graceful language. It uses a pictographic writing system, with characters composed of arcs and triangles. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Dogh is said "diske! Xad newmit chakbre songkrap vab, drelbrezcheb. "

They originally came from a tropical river region.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Favjakag
  • Kukkagur
  • Qawqengag
  • Zazcakand
  • Hingpagur
  • Bradregur
  • Mawxokastor
  • Regdradur
  • Nechur
  • Chibur

Female Names

  • Kalmechali
  • Kekzegagi
  • Kreoa
  • Xidagi
  • Fichsigeela
  • Lalraa
  • Guqekea
  • Qateela
  • Ciea
  • Chizqaeli

Family Names

  • Gremu
  • Zovnengkad
  • Vikzowpedgap
  • Koghak
  • Ciwekkad
  • Kizhnakce
  • Langnarkece
  • Grekce
  • Qechmu
  • Gabkad

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of heavy wooden boards with small decorative arches near the roof, and roofs are flat and made of ceramic tiles. Doors are made of light wood and often possessed of a window in the middle. Windows are large and wide. For decoration, geometric shapes are carved into the trim.

Music

This style of music has a single rhythm with a slow beat. It is quiet, with no harmony. It has a simple melody with a medium pitch in a major key. Usually, it has a rough timbre.

Clothing

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

Male Clothing

  • short shirt
  • trews
  • turnshoes
  • narrow sash

Female Clothing

  • dress with a tight top and loose skirt
  • turnshoes
  • light cap
  • broad sash

Common colors include subdued blue, subdued red, and pastel yellow. Decoration tends towards plain.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • thin bone rings
  • straight bone anklets decorated with gems
  • thin bone rings decorated with gems

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Doghan include:

  • salty and spicy baked chimpanzee with salt
  • sour and bitter baked pork on wide rice noodles
  • savory and aromatic dried pork ribs with salt
  • salty and savory baked pork loin in long rice noodle soup
  • sour and aromatic dried white sucker on round rice noodles

Common desserts include:

  • sweetened cake
  • elderberry
  • sweetened pudding
  • elderberry cake

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • strong rice liquor made with elderberry that's brown
  • strong rice wine that's red
  • very strong elderberry wine made with elderberry that is light red in color

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

  • eat with hands
  • use moderate spice

Religion

The Doghan have a polytheistic outlook. They gather in shrines.

Deities

The deities of the Doghan are as follows:

Cioli

Cioli is the goddess of travel and hope. She is haloed. She is patient and wandering. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a road disappearing into the horizon.

Gongmiea

Gongmiea is the goddess of dusk. She is hefty. She is jolly and brooding. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a sun setting on the horizon.

Yopiea

Yopiea is the goddess of spring, thunder, and war. She is attractive. She is absent-minded and booming. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a wreath of flowers. Yopiea is the rival of Chibur.

Ciwavgrigem

Ciwavgrigem is the god of summer and revenge. He is blind. He is vengeful and insidious. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a radiant sun. Ciwavgrigem is the father of Pocheli and is the son of Xorxekeli.

Xorxekeli

Xorxekeli is the goddess of harvests, death, and trickery. She is gaunt. She is jolly and bold. Her holy item is a scythe, and her holy symbol is a sickle. Xorxekeli is parent of Ciwavgrigem.

Kegxikur

Kegxikur is the god of knowledge. He is attractive. He is vicious and absent-minded. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a pyramid. Kegxikur owes a debt to Pocheli and is the rival of Pocheli.

Pocheli

Pocheli is the goddess of lightning. She is sweaty. She is jolly and unpredictable. Her holy item is a rod, and her holy symbol is a lightning bolt. Pocheli supports Xidagi, is a child of Ciwavgrigem, supports Kegxikur, and is the rival of Kegxikur.

Krezhkangar

Krezhkangar is the god of winter. He is beautiful. He is relentless and fierce. His holy item is a cloak, and his holy symbol is a snowflake. Krezhkangar fears Chibur and is the hated foe of Yavmakag.

Savdaaela

Savdaaela is the goddess of wisdom. She is old and wizened. She is knowing. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a book and scroll. Savdaaela fears Mateeli.

Wavgepur

Wavgepur is the god of plants and animals. He is covered in leaves. He is patient. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a plant. Wavgepur is the enemy of Nitastor.

Yavmakag

Yavmakag is the god of time. He is youthful. He is wise and nervous. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is an ouroboros. Yavmakag is the enemy of Krezhkangar and is the father of Trapaela.

Trenga

Trenga is the goddess of darkness, fertility, and language. She is plain. She is clever and playful. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a speaking face. Trenga is the mother of Favjakag and is a confidant of Tekest.

Tekest

Tekest is the god of life. He is short. He is vengeful and full of life. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a circle. Tekest is a friend of Trenga and is the son of Mateeli.

Trurtikeela

Trurtikeela is the goddess of trade and foxes. She is tidy. She is playful and nervous. Her holy item is a scale, and her holy symbol is a fox's face. Trurtikeela is the rival of Mateeli.

Mateeli

Mateeli is the goddess of balance and chaos. She is pretty. She is careful and insidious. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is an eight-pointed star. Mateeli envies Savdaaela, is the mother of Xingar, is parent of Tekest, and fights with Trurtikeela.

Favjakag

Favjakag is the god of dawn and hunting. He is bright. He is lusty. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a radiant sun rising. Favjakag is child of Trenga and wars against Nitastor.

Xidagi

Xidagi is the goddess of earth and air. She is lantern-jawed. She is creative and practical. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a circle with three squiggly lines in parallel. Xidagi is amused by Pocheli and is the mother of Xingar.

Chibur

Chibur is the god of fear, the sun, and water. He is hairless. He is wise and courageous. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a screaming face. Chibur fights with Yopiea, worries about Krezhkangar, is the enemy of Qekgradagi, and fights with Zazcakand.

Qekgradagi

Qekgradagi is the goddess of persistence and oceans. She is anguished. She is lusty and greedy. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a man standing resolute. Qekgradagi wars against Chibur and is a child of Zazcakand.

Nitastor

Nitastor is the god of luck. He is always playing with cards. He is jolly and greedy. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a grinning face. Nitastor is the hated foe of Wavgepur, is the hated foe of Favjakag, and is the father of Zazcakand.

Zazcakand

Zazcakand is the god of sky and mercy. He is gargantuan. He is wistful and insidious. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is an open hand. Zazcakand is the rival of Chibur, is the father of Qekgradagi, and is child of Nitastor.

Metroffwichali

Metroffwichali is the goddess of nature and the moon. She is barefoot. She is quiet and sad. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a flower. Metroffwichali is child of Trapaela.

Trapaela

Trapaela is the goddess of thieves, fire, and horses. She is thin. She is lecherous and creative. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a dagger. Trapaela is a child of Yavmakag, is the mother of Metroffwichali, and is the mother of Xingar.

Xingar

Xingar is the god of law. He is muscular. He is stern and fair. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a hammer overlapping a book. Xingar is a child of Mateeli, is the child of Xidagi, and is the child of Trapaela.