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The Githchelish, a fictional high elven culture from a savanna climate.

The Githchel Culture

This culture is called the Githchel. Its people are the Githchelish, and they are a high elven society.

They speak Githchel. Githchel is a rhythmic and tonal language. It uses an abugida writing system, with characters composed of slashes, dots, and sharp angles. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Githchel is said "ðuððel! Zir fer chir soððel thal, fathve. "

They hail from a vast savanna region. The weather is pleasant with lots of cloudy days during the spring, very hot with lots of sun during the summer, hot with some sun but frequent clouds and light winds during the autumn, and pleasant with some sun but frequent clouds and light winds during the winter.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Kaðchithveriun
  • Chizvathsalayan
  • Giðzhear
  • Veliun
  • Zelzuvzholior
  • Selayan
  • Theðkilar
  • Seððarior
  • Ffazkelar
  • Kolðerayan

Female Names

  • Choziroa
  • Vali
  • Ðaszaroa
  • Zithðillia
  • Favfirlia
  • Zhellia
  • Zhalli
  • Gevchelua
  • Gelia
  • Chechtheua

Family Names

  • Fhachðofgerche
  • Sachertha
  • Zithchaltha
  • Chize
  • Zelzherche
  • Chilzhertha
  • Chirsel
  • Zhukolze
  • Sethfavcherche
  • Safchischoðir

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of thick bricks with large decorative arches, and roofs are slanted and made of beaten metal. Doors are made of light wood and rectangular. Windows are medium and square. For decoration, ceiling are often painted in geometric styles.

Music

Common instruments include:

  • mithril short drum skinned with cheetah hide
  • lead short flute trimmed with copper
  • elephant hide-hide multiple-drone bagpipes with lead drones

Clothing

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

Male Clothing

  • robe with no sleeves
  • turnshoes
  • hat
  • sash around the waist

Female Clothing

  • short-sleeved robe
  • thick sandals
  • cap

Common colors include dark yellow, bright yellow, and moderate grey. Decoration tends towards knotwork.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • lustrous copper bracelets
  • simple copper bracelets

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Githchelish include:

  • salty and pungent lightly fried duck eggs
  • aromatic and spicy dried crocodile with salt
  • spicy and aromatic baked duck eggs
  • savory and bitter dried elephant
  • sour and pungent dried quail stew

Common desserts include:

  • blackberry pudding
  • blackberry

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • strong millet beer that's foamy
  • very strong millet liquor made with blackberry and salt that's pale
  • strong blackberry wine made with salt that's pale yellow

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

  • use minimal spice
  • thank the cook after eating

Religion

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

Deities

The deities of the Githchelish are as follows:

Gollia

Gollia is the goddess of nobility and fertility. She is rotund. She is playful and destructive. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a penis.

Kichoiun

Kichoiun is the god of strength. He is homely. He is boisterous and absent-minded. His holy item is a gauntlet, and his holy symbol is a tower.

Fiayan

Fiayan is the god of revenge. He is plain. He is perpetually vexed and vengeful. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a broken circle.

Ðelar

Ðelar is the god of dawn. He is thin. He is callous and destructive. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a radiant sun rising.

Theroa

Theroa is the goddess of justice. She is blindfolded. She is boisterous and fair. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a scale.

Felli

Felli is the goddess of language. She is hairy. She is lecherous and social. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a book.

Gachtherar

Gachtherar is the god of oceans and luck. He is bulky. He is passionate and commanding. His holy item is a playing cards, and his holy symbol is a wave.

Valkathchirar

Valkathchirar is the god of darkness, protection, and nature. He is dark as night. He is pleasant and down-to-earth. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a tree.

Zoloa

Zoloa is the goddess of horses. She is homely. She is jolly and vengeful. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a horse's face.

Chuscheliun

Chuscheliun is the god of travel, healing, and earth. He is muscular. He is creative and practical. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a man walking.

Kilayan

Kilayan is the god of animals and chaos. He is bird-headed. He is skittish and short-tempered. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is an eight-pointed star.

Chozherlia

Chozherlia is the goddess of foxes and spring. She is fox-eared. She is clever. Her holy item is a fox paw, and her holy symbol is a wreath of flowers.

Zethkelior

Zethkelior is the god of evil, hope, and harvests. He is one-armed. He is cruel and jolly. His holy item is a sickle, and his holy symbol is an evil eye.

Charar

Charar is the god of summer, good, and dusk. He is red-haired. He is jolly. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a radiant sun.

Chachchulior

Chachchulior is the god of love. He is hairy. He is creative and destructive. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a heart.

Chili

Chili is the goddess of water, mercy, and balance. She is plain. She is fair and compassionate. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a fountain.

Ðathferua

Ðathferua is the goddess of thunder. She is barrel-chested. She is booming and proud. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a hammer.

Kiðchizvirli

Kiðchizvirli is the goddess of light and autumn. She is leaf-haired. She is belligerent. Her holy item is a leaf, and her holy symbol is a sun setting on the horizon.

Vechthechzelua

Vechthechzelua is the goddess of air and demons. She is handsome. She is quiet. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is an upside-down five-pointed star.

Firua

Firua is the goddess of trickery and trade. She is round. She is cunning and puzzling. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a book and scale.

Gochgiloa

Gochgiloa is the goddess of art and the sun. She is plain. She is callous and cynical. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a spiral.

Favfirlia

Favfirlia is the goddess of wisdom, law, and the moon. She is hefty. She is stern and thoughtful. Her holy item is an orb, and her holy symbol is a crossed sword and hammer.

Charior

Charior is the god of destruction, music, and fire. He is harpstrings for hair. He is reflective and creative. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a harp.

Chizhchazerior

Chizhchazerior is the god of time, winter, and fear. He is beautiful. He is creative. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a screaming face.

Zilua

Zilua is the goddess of plants. She is green-skinned. She is belligerent and patient. Her holy item is a hoe, and her holy symbol is a tree.

Choððilar

Choððilar is the god of lightning, death, and hunting. He is lightning-eyed. He is proud and patient. His holy item is a spear, and his holy symbol is a scythe.