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Iron Arachne | The Choshat Culture

The Choshati, a fictional wood elven culture from a steppe climate.

The Choshat Culture

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

They speak Choshat. Choshat is a breathy and tonal language. It uses an abjad writing system, with characters composed of dots, sharp angles, and half-circles. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Choshat is said "ði! Foch ðad thig zehzag shot, facheveb. "

They hail from a sprawling steppe region. The weather is cold with lots of cloudy days during the spring, pleasant with lots of sun during the summer, cold with lots of sun and light winds during the autumn, and freezing with some sun but frequent clouds and strong winds during the winter.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Sozapashem
  • Zethzhogeh
  • Theesh
  • Theih
  • Vaashem
  • Hebah
  • Fakesh
  • Zofthadih
  • Sitah
  • Zhihzhigeh

Female Names

  • Zhishzhekiha
  • Thaasha
  • Thepeshi
  • Thecheshi
  • Shupiha
  • Thezhateshi
  • Veeha
  • Cheasha
  • Fawsigeha
  • Fekiha

Family Names

  • Thahich
  • Zotchag
  • Saphig
  • Vikhig
  • Vakhig
  • Hoshthogðub
  • Ðegðub
  • Shebhich
  • Chegchag
  • Sakhich

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of wattle and daub that's meticulously cleaned, and roofs are flat and made of wooden shingles. Doors are made of heavy wood and rounded on top. Windows are medium and square. For decoration, people often plant small trees around their homes.

Music

Common instruments include:

  • cold iron short flute trimmed with zinc
  • iron short flute trimmed with iron

Clothing

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

Male Clothing

  • robe with sleeves flared at the wrists
  • long gloves
  • short coat
  • boots
  • loosely woven turban
  • belt

Female Clothing

  • robe
  • fingerless gloves
  • cloak
  • short boots
  • belt with a narrow clasp

Common colors include pastel grey, dark purple, and black. Decoration tends towards stylized animals.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • ornate cold iron anklets adorned with raw agate ore
  • simple cold iron rings

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Choshati include:

  • sour and pungent stewed zebra stew
  • savory and salty baked fox stew with salt
  • spicy and savory baked goose eggs soup
  • savory and spicy stewed acorn squash stew
  • salty and bitter stewed zebra with salt

Common desserts include:

  • blackberry pudding
  • blackberry

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • strong rice liquor made with blackberry that's golden
  • very strong rice liquor that's pale green in color
  • strong rice ale made with blackberry that is golden

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

  • use minimal spice
  • eat with fork

Religion

The Choshati have a polytheistic outlook. They gather in churchs.

Deities

The deities of the Choshati are as follows:

Thakesh

Thakesh is the god of persistence and summer. He is heavily scarred. He is enduring and peaceful. His holy item is a shield, and his holy symbol is a fire.

Fachzhegeha

Fachzhegeha is the goddess of nobility. She is stocky. She is jolly and arrogant. Her holy item is a crown, and her holy symbol is a crown.

Fagiha

Fagiha is the goddess of luck, demons, and dusk. She is attractive. She is insidious and cynical. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a half-circle.

Zokala

Zokala is the goddess of fire. She is wreathed in flames. She is boisterous and insidious. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a fire.

Sibah

Sibah is the god of air. He is slender. He is boisterous and mercurial. His holy item is a feather, and his holy symbol is a circle with three squiggly lines in parallel.

Figiha

Figiha is the goddess of dawn, knowledge, and life. She is pretty. She is absent-minded. Her holy item is a book, and her holy symbol is a pyramid.

Fechashem

Fechashem is the god of harvests. He is stocky. He is hard-working and cynical. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a scythe.

Cheasha

Cheasha is the goddess of evil, trickery, and wisdom. She is tidy. She is greedy and absent-minded. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a spider.

Vashsoeh

Vashsoeh is the god of revenge, lightning, and healing. He is slender. He is unpredictable and brooding. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a lightning bolt.

Sejffipeshi

Sejffipeshi is the goddess of war, light, and foxes. She is hairy. She is serious and belligerent. Her holy item is a fox tail, and her holy symbol is a radiant sun.

Sajfeih

Sajfeih is the god of the moon, time, and darkness. He is attractive. He is unknowable and absent-minded. His holy item is a plate, and his holy symbol is a black circle.

Thakah

Thakah is the god of trade and animals. He is fat. He is quiet. His holy item is a scale, and his holy symbol is a book and scale.

Zogeshi

Zogeshi is the goddess of sky and nature. She is pretty. She is bold. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a tree.

Shiah

Shiah is the god of strength, language, and music. He is harpstrings for hair. He is boisterous. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a lute.

Thekeha

Thekeha is the goddess of hope, water, and balance. She is clean. She is measured and careful. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a circle.

Chabah

Chabah is the god of oceans and thieves. He is filthy. He is commanding and jittery. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a pierced circle.

Thiffedeshi

Thiffedeshi is the goddess of mercy. She is tidy. She is fair and sly. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a wreath of vines.

Hekeha

Hekeha is the goddess of destruction. She is clean. She is wrathful and short-tempered. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a skull.

Theshfocheha

Theshfocheha is the goddess of fertility, spring, and law. She is perpetually damp. She is playful. Her holy item is an egg, and her holy symbol is a sword overlapping a book.

Faesh

Faesh is the god of horses, love, and travel. He is horse-bodied. He is ebullient. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a man walking.

Hipashem

Hipashem is the god of justice, art, and chaos. He is perpetually blurry. He is peaceful and bold. His holy item is a quill pen, and his holy symbol is a paint palette.

Chohðaghah

Chohðaghah is the god of winter. He is beautiful. He is jolly and cold. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is an icicle.

Fogala

Fogala is the goddess of earth. She is stone-skinned. She is destructive and jolly. Her holy item is a necklace, and her holy symbol is a mountain.