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PostSubject: Charlotte Turn #0 DEMOGRAPHICS   Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 pm

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~Fischer~
Fischer communities are made up of family groups living in small woven reed boats that travel up and down the coast singularly or in groups of up to ten families. The family band is the highest level of organization these people have and overall they are a pretty peaceful bunch. In good times they often bring in more fish than they need, or can store by fishing using woven nets. In bad times they often can get surplus foods from other, more fortunate, families. This sort of constant travel, mixing, and sharing/trading, has kept the culture uniform over a vast area of river and swampland.

Previous Turns Population N/A / Current Turns Fatality Rating N/A
Total number Who Lived Between Turns: N/A
Total Number Of Deaths between Turns: N/A
Current Turns Population: 1000

90% Adults
Adult Fischer work on woven baskets, woven nets, they build and maintain their boats, swim in the ocean or wade through the marshes and swamps. They travel in family groups which normally include a single man and several women, plus all of their children. Sometimes extremely old surviving parents or adoptive parents in their thirties or forties also travel with the group in their boat as such older people are seen as a good luck charm and source of wisdom.

10% Children
Children under the age of eight spend their days learning the arts of adulthood, swimming, weaving, and playing amongst the reeds and on the beaches. Those who survive to become "adults" at nine or ten begin to seek a mate immediately and upon finding one start weaving their own boat home as a group project.


~Trockentreck~
These people are survivors above all else, living at the edge of danger every moment as they travel across a barren desert moving from one damp cave to the next fertile oasis, and ever onward hunting desert animals and fighting or trading with other bands for food, water, and mates. Here in he desert only the strong, the smart, and the lucky survive. Every other band is either a resource or a competitor for scarce sustenance.

Previous Turns Population N/A / Current Turns Fatality Rating N/A
Total number Who Lived Between Turns: N/A
Total Number Of Deaths between Turns: N/A
Current Turns Population: 200

80% Adults
Surviving adults, ages twelve and onward, hunt food, track the location of the next oasis or cave, and keep track of the time traveled and the amount of food left. The also constantly jostle for rank within the small family bands of family and extended family.

10% Older Children

Older children between the ages of five and eleven work under the supervision of low ranking adults doing the tasks they will be expected to perform when they are grown. They too jostle for rank amongst their generation and strive to be the best at what they do.


10% Young Children

Infants and children under the age of five do whatever they can and practice with toy versions of an adults tools and weapons. They are constantly watched by their parents, and many of them die before they are old enough to really count in their harsh primitive society.




~Statleute~
Living in settled communities around seasonal rivers and desert oasis' the small statleute communities are in a constant state of war, raiding one another even as they hurry to gather and store enough figs, dates, and dried gazzelle meat to last out the dry season in sealed clay jars. Few people live to be old here, but those who do are venerated and revered as the ultimate leaders of all the people, and their homes are the only spot of peace in an otherwise endless war zone.

Previous Turns Population N/A / Current Turns Fatality Rating N/A
Total number Who Lived Between Turns: N/A
Total Number Of Deaths between Turns: N/A
Current Turns Population: 800

Elders
Old men and women live in separate communities at the center of several villages and are both peaceful and respected. These retirement communities are places where peaceful trade happens and where men can peacefully marry women of another village, or settle long standing disputes with another village under the watchful eyes of elders from both communities. By tradition all communities support the elder village and this village can call down the wraith of all their children villages upon anyone who crosses them so long as they retain the respect their age and status automatically confers.

Men
Men of the statleute have the highest status within the village and younger men flaunt this by hunting gazelle, oryx, and camel using only their spears.They bring in a lot of meat when successful, and are prone to getting gauged, smashed, and killed otherwise. Men also are prone to raiding or thieving from other settlements taking food or even brides from the homes of their distant neighbors. Men also engage in making pottery, bricks, and building or maintaining large structures.

Women
Women have lower status then men within the village and spend their time working gathering figs and other wild foodstuffs around the wadi and oasis' of the area. They store these fruits and the dried meat the men bring home in sealed clay jars to last out the dry season. Women also make the pots, and take care of the children, not to mention tending to fires, drying meat, and doing various other chores.


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PostSubject: Re: Charlotte Turn #0 DEMOGRAPHICS   Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:37 pm

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~Fischer~
A unified block of people all sharing a single language and way of life, the Fischer peoples, have settled the coastal marshlands and beaches of the peninsula. Fischer life centers around the family and their boat. These people aren't very sophisticated but they have very well developed reed boats which they live in. The people are constantly on the move and intermingling has kept their science and culture unified over a vast area.

Language and Society
The technologies listed here are the simple language and social constructs of a single nomadic people who live along the shoreline of the peninsula.

Sumpfian Language (10)

[Sumpfian is a primitive language in the Afroasiatic language group and is perhaps a root language to ancient Egyptian like egyptian it follows a verb, subject, object order with the use of construct state phrasing to differentiate between specific nouns like "The door" and Class nouns like "A door". At this primitive state there are many ideas that can not be discussed in the language without using entire paragraphs, and more than a few that can not be addressed at all.]

Fishing & Gathering
Fishing and gathering skills are the technologies developed by the Fischer people specifically to help them gather fish, reeds, and seafood products as they travel along the coasts and through the tule swamps.

Swimming & diving (10), Sea-life lore (15), Net fishing (10) Coastal/swamp navigation (10)

Construction
These technologies are directly used by the people for the construction of their boat-homes, tools, and storage containers.

Shell Knives, bowls, spoons & Scrapers (15), papyrus reed boats (15), Papyrus reed baskets/boxes (15), Woven nets (10)

[The people have spent a lot of effort learning how to crack shell and sharpen it into highly useful knives, bowls, spoons, and scrapers. The knives are very important because they are used to cut the reeds used in creating the people's boats, nets, and baskets.]


[Most of the people's technology has gone into the construction of elaborate reed boats with arching basket like roofs, all sealed with tar. The people live full time in their boats traveling from place to place diving for fish, shellfish, etc . . . they also use the same sort of technology to create baskets and boxes some of which are also water tight.]

~Trockentreck~
Trockentreck technology is entirely focused on the survival of the band. These people live in harsh areas of desert dotted with scattered oasis' and narrow limestone caves that often hold groundwater. Yet life here is rough the terrain is parched and sandstorms are frequent. Constant movement and a shared need for survival have kept the people unified in culture and technology. They are a hard people, sharp as an obsidian blade.


Language & Society
These are the central technologies at the heart of the trockentreck bands. These are the technologies that allow small families to travel across the desert and reach caverns or oasis' where water might be found before they die of starvation. These also are the technologies needed to meet with other families at the proper times and places.

Latus Language (12), Astronomical Navigation (12), Astronomical Timing (12), Warrior Code (9)

[Latus is a primitive Indo-European language, though fairly advanced for the time period. Like latin it has many different noun classes and the placement of a noun within a sentence is used to put emphasis on a word, rather than to change it's meaning or relationship to verbs. This means there are often a lot of different words for the same "noun" displayed in English. Different nouns replace the need for pronouns entirely, at the expense of a much more clumsy language. In our history this language might be an ancestor of a language like Latin or Lithuanian it's far to early to tell.]

[Astronomical Navigation is the technology that the bands use to find locations in the trackless desert, it works together with astronomical timing to tell the people what time it is and allows them to judge how long it takes to get from one place to another. Both of these are technologies that work best at night, when it's cooler and thus when the people normally are moving. They also require clear skies which are a fairly constant situation in the heart of a desert where it rains at most twice a year.]

[The warrior code of the people enforces a strict hierarchy of rank onto every member of a wandering band based on battle prowess. The code is simple in each family the best fighter, hunter, and tracker rule over their own segment with an iron fist. Rank is entirely based on reputation and status means everything and losing face or failing to obey a popularly acknowledged superior can be fatal.]

Hunting & Gathering
These are the technologies used by the people of the Trockentreck in order to find food and water in the empty expanse of the northwestern and central desert regions of the Nefud and Ad Dahna.

Knives & Stone Scrapers (10), Horn Tipped Spears (10), Nefud/Dahna Lore (10), Animal tracking (10), Uncured Skin belts & Water skins (5), Bone/horn/wood carving (5), First Aid (5)

[These Horn tipped spears need strong wooden handles found at the oasis' but they allow for the hunting of dromedary camel and other desert animals such as the Oryx, and saudi Gazelle. This isn't the very best tool set for hunting animals with sharp swordlike horns and hooves and many hunters are badly injured or even killed tracking and killing these creatures.]

[Nefud/Dahna Lore is an intensive study of the region, where things are, when resources are available, in what quantities, what dangers there are, and how to deal with them. It is hard won knowledge but still not very accurate or complete, bad or incomplete information can doom a family group to injury, starvation, thirst, even death.]

[These people don't wear clothing, but they do transport food stuffs and water in crudely made bags and water skins held on belts worn around the waist. These aren't very efficient, and the water skins are great spots for disease to lurk, but they are better than nothing.]

[Using their stone knives the people carve simple artwork of bone and horn. It's not the best work, but it's a start. Much of the knowledge is used to decorate the spears used by the warriors and their horn tipped spears.


~Stadtleute~
This is the technology of the Statleute people who live on the Nedjid, or flat upland area at the center of the peninsula. These people live in settled communities around seasonal rivers called wadi and around fertile oasis'. Constant warfare, trade, and a shared respect for their elders, who live in special communities, bind these people together, even though their village-state culture has an inbuilt tendency to fracture.

Language & Society
This is the important social and linguistic knowledge of the Statleute peoples who live in settled villages in the central interior of the arabian peninsula around wadis and oasis' where a variety of fruit trees grow and idmi or mountain gazelle are common.

Sprache (10), chauvinistic class organization (10), counting (5)

[Sprache is an indo-european language more closely related to low german or old saxon than to latin or sanskrit.]

[The villages of the statleute are highly organized by age and sex. Men have higher status than women, and older people have more status than younger ones. Of course the people are only able to keep track of age in vague ways based on counting wet seasons since a persons birth, and once you get beyond twenty things get messy. Older people may not be more qualified to lead, and men may not be more competetant than women, but the system is in place and everyone knows roughly their place with the oldest surviving male at the top in charge of everything. The oldest men and women, those far above 20, are held in almost sacred awe, and live in completely neutral settlements supported entirely by the surrounding villages. These settlements are the only place where members of different "towns" meet peacefully, otherwise every community is in a constant state of war with every other community.]

Hunting & Gathering
These are the technologies used by the primitive Statleute people in an effort to gather food and sustenance for their villages.

Stone tipped spears (10), oasis/wadi lore (15)

Construction
These are the technologies used by the primitive statleute to build their villages and store food for the long dry season.

Clay bricks (10), pottery (6) clay firing (6), glazes (5) [blue & Black], brick construction (10), fire (5), Meat Smoking ( 8 )

[Statleute construction methods are primitive, lacking in arches, corballed arches, and other advanced features. Buildings are make with straight square brick walls and are covered over at the top with palm fronds supported by frequent brick support posts on even small structures. Buildings lack doors, and many roofs have holes in the center to let in light during the day being more like square courtyards with roofed patios along each wall than more modern structures.]

[These people use large clay pots to store large numbers of fruit and dried meat. Pretty much everyone participates in gathering and storing the food for the winter months.]

[Meat is is smoked over an open fire within a very small enclosed room made from fired clay bricks. This allows the food to be stored and last a lot longer than otherwise would be possible.]
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