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The Kavboran, a fictional human culture from a grassland climate.

The Kavbor Culture

This culture is called the Kavbor. Its people are the Kavboran, and they are a human society.

They speak Kavbor. Kavbor is an abrupt language. It uses a pictographic writing system, with characters composed of swirls, sharp angles, and dots. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Kavbor is said "gezkal'! Ta' da kar pil ki, bazhdið'ger. "

They hail from a flat grassland region. The weather is cold with lots of sun and fierce winds during the spring, pleasant with lots of sun and strong winds during the summer, pleasant with some sun but frequent clouds and fierce winds during the autumn, and freezing with lots of sun during the winter.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Techkuran
  • Kich'Bal'an
  • Kege'on
  • Taen
  • Daron
  • Kostespean
  • Tilen
  • Ta'Bechbion
  • Beren
  • Daren

Female Names

  • Goðta'e
  • Gela
  • Kae
  • Dora
  • Pezbere
  • Tuchbile
  • Pele
  • Gazdae
  • Gaet
  • Daðberet

Family Names

  • Dafhtirder
  • Givditil
  • Belpal
  • Pithter'pal
  • Karpal
  • Bavkilpal
  • Borpal
  • Gezkaltil
  • Dabapal
  • Peder

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of wattle and daub painted with bright colors, and roofs are flat and made of thatch. Doors are made of thick wood and onion-shaped. Windows are medium and rectangular. For decoration, geometric shapes are carved into the trim.

Music

Common instruments include:

  • cherry-wood short drum skinned with donkey hide
  • iron hand drum skinned with fox hide

Clothing

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

Male Clothing

  • robe with tapered sleeves
  • gloves
  • cloak with a shallow hood
  • buckled boots
  • belt

Female Clothing

  • dress with sleeves flared at the wrists
  • gloves
  • coat
  • boots
  • hat
  • belt

Common colors include moderate grey, bright red, and bright grey. Decoration tends towards stripes.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • lustrous lead anklets
  • brilliant lead necklaces set with raw jasper ore
  • ornate lead chokers adorned with raw jasper ore
  • ornate lead chokers decorated with raw jasper ore

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Kavboran include:

  • bitter and spicy lightly fried squirrel with salt
  • salty and aromatic deep fried squirrel
  • pungent and aromatic deep fried yellowfin tuna stew
  • bitter and salty deep fried bison
  • sweet and aromatic deep fried horse

Common desserts include:

  • dragonfruit
  • cherry pudding
  • crabapple pudding
  • olives

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • wheat beer made with cherry that's brown
  • rye ale made with cherry and dragonfruit that is bright gold in color
  • rye ale that's bright gold in color

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

  • belch after eating

Religion

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

Deities

The deities of the Kavboran are as follows:

Tiskiret

Tiskiret is the goddess of love, balance, and thunder. She is grey-eyed. She is measured and loud. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a hammer.

Beftal'a

Beftal'a is the goddess of art. She is clean. She is short-tempered. Her holy item is a quill pen, and her holy symbol is a paint palette.

Gechgia

Gechgia is the goddess of oceans, wisdom, and harvests. She is fish-tailed. She is festive and hard-working. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a book and scroll.

Piðtothbela

Piðtothbela is the goddess of water. She is half fish. She is clever and destructive. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a wave.

Bipion

Bipion is the god of horses and winter. He is white eyes. He is ebullient and unforgiving. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a snowflake.

Kue

Kue is the goddess of light and lightning. She is glowing. She is serious and violent. Her holy item is a rod, and her holy symbol is a radiant sun.

Pasdire

Pasdire is the goddess of demons. She is ember-eyed. She is short-tempered and fierce. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is an evil eye.

Tilon

Tilon is the god of good, animals, and language. He is weak. He is vicious and short-tempered. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a speaking face.

Dadilen

Dadilen is the god of revenge and autumn. He is leaf-haired. He is perpetually angry and perpetually vexed. His holy item is a broken dagger, and his holy symbol is a sun setting on the horizon.

Davtila

Davtila is the goddess of time. She is wizened. She is wise and fierce. Her holy item is a hourglass, and her holy symbol is a hourglass.

Dafdethpion

Dafdethpion is the god of air and justice. He is bird-headed. He is jittery and even-tempered. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a scale.

Dez'Baran

Dez'Baran is the god of luck, nature, and chaos. He is perpetually blurry. He is jittery and practical. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a tree.

Tizh'Bora

Tizh'Bora is the goddess of strength, dawn, and plants. She is glowing. She is bold and patient. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a plant.

Tuchbile

Tuchbile is the goddess of foxes and fire. She is fox-eared. She is firey and quick to anger. Her holy item is a fox paw, and her holy symbol is a fire.

Talet

Talet is the goddess of the moon. She is bald. She is sad and vicious. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a crescent moon.

Dezkire

Dezkire is the goddess of fear, healing, and life. She is unnaturally thin. She is full of life and destructive. Her holy item is a wand, and her holy symbol is an ouroboros.

Dofpien

Dofpien is the god of destruction, darkness, and dusk. He is homely. He is cynical and sly. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a skull.

Dera

Dera is the goddess of death, summer, and persistence. She is plump. She is fae and persistent. Her holy item is a sickle, and her holy symbol is a fist.

Kedien

Kedien is the god of earth, protection, and hunting. He is narrow-featured. He is grounded and proud. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a gauntlet.