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  1. However, I did add a bit more to the beginning paragraph. As you did remind me that I didn't quite have all the information there.
  2. No, I put it here because I didn't know where else to put it. And I'm only using it as reference for myself and friends ;-;
  3. History of the Irmegiin The Irmegiin Xaela tribe is actually older than most people thing. Dating back to a forgotten time back when most tribes were formed. However, it has always held the same customs and beliefs regardless. Much like many other tribes of the Steppe. They have always been knows for their superstitions ways, found odd by some, but respected by others. (There is a list of the various superstitions here:https://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/topic/20676-irmegiin-superstitions/). Any clear way to spot an adult Irmegiin would be to look at their horns. If they have beads adorning them, they are likely Irmegiin, as that is another trademark custom of their tribe. To an Irmegiin, of course, these beads display an individual's entire life. Almost literally. When the ultimate punishment of banishment is administered, an Irmegiin is forced to strip their own beads. To them, it is essentially stripping away their own life, and most don't survive the grief for long. Bead Colors and Meanings Undyed- Coming of Age Pure White- Marriage. Some can have multiple of this bead depending on how many times they've been married. Red- Committed Murder. Some can have multiple of this bead depending on how many people they have murdered. Orange- Mastering the Art of Leatherworking Yellow- A Valuable Treasure Found. Typically in the literal sense. If one were to stumble upon something of immense value, they would earn this bead. It can be earned multiple times. Light Green- Mastering the Art of Healing Dark Green- Accomplishment of a Personal Goal. As long as its still something of feat, of course. It can be accompanied by another bead, such as if one's goal was to discover a huge treasure, master a specific art, or get revenge by killing another. Light Blue- Mastering the Art of Weaving Dark Blue- Mastering the Art of Gathering Lavender- Birth of a Daughter. Some can have multiple of this bead depending on how many daughters they've had. It applies for adopting as well. Violet- Birth of a Son. Some can have multiple of this bead depending on how many sons they've had. It applies for adopting as well. Brown- Mastering the Art of Hunting. Gray- Mastering the Art of Mining Black- Death of a loved one. Some can have multiple of this bead depending on how many loved ones have died. The names of faces of the old Khatun and her tribe are lost, but the history of them is not. The Irmegiin quickly became a thriving tribe, living of a host of many skills, but excelling in none. They never really were fighters, but they could certainly defend themselves as needed. Even back then, the Irmegiin spent half of the warmer part of the year in the grasslands. In the colder parts, they would move further into the desert area, often not far from the Torgud tribes iloh. During this trek every year, they would arc wide to avoid the Dotharl iloh. And this continued for many, many years. Until events forgotten led the Dotharl tribe to attack the Irmegiin, nearly wiping them out. They were thought to be extinct for some time, but were later discovered again. When they were, the Khan at the time was Bhaichono. He kept their numbers small on purpose, so as to not be seen as a threat to any other tribes. As well as to keep mostly hidden. It explained why so much time had passed between sighting them. And why they were thought to be long dead. Regardless, they kept the exact same way that things went as they did back them. The same migratory pattern, the same practices. It was important to them, after all. His daugher, which he had been priming to be the next Khatun, was named Sarduu. It was about when she was twenty years old that it became more possible to travel to the the western part of the world. And so, deciding that she wanted to learn as much as possible before becoming Khatun, left for Eorzea. She was the first Irmegiin to ever leave the Steppe. And it was before she even returned home that the tribe was attacked once again. This time around, it was orchestrated by the Oronir and Buduga. Again, the Irmegiin were nearly wiped out. But by whatever grace of Nhaama, a few survived. To the survivors, it is unknown why the Oronir and Buduga attacked them. Though it cannot be without reason, some would say. There was in fact a reason, but those who knew of it didn't make it out of the battle. The current Khatun is a middle-aged woman named Maral. She managed to scrape together what wounded survivors that were left after the attack, and declare herself Khatun. With no objections, it was decided. Again, they still hold all the old customs and practices as the first Irmegiin, and still live on the Steppe to this day. There are a few of the surviving Irmegiin who decided to travel out of the Steppe, though they have not abandoned their tribe. Khatun/Khan (leader) Maral ♀ (NPC) Shamen (magic users) Raakhiq ♀ (PC) Borte ♀ (NPC) Warriors (non-magic users) Saraalain ♀ (PC) Torbukh ♂ (PC) Dorbei ♂ (PC?) Sechen ♀ (NPC) Tobukha ♂ (NPC) Janggi ♂ (NPC) Non-Combatants Ebegei ♀ (NPC) Bolormaa ♀ (NPC) Children Altani ♀ (NPC)
  4. Superstitions of the Irmegiin Tribe (While a lot of these may seem silly, this tribe takes them very seriously) On Luck: To touch one's or someone's beads is considered bad luck to everyone involved, whether you are an Irmegiin or not. Most Irmegiin gher have a horseshoe hanging in a 'U' shape above their door on the inside. It's meant to hold all the good luck inside that gher. Having that horseshoe upside down is bad luck, as it 'spills out' all of the good luck in that gher. If you whistle indoors, it will bring bad luck to that place. On Brooms/Sweeping: Do not lean a broom against a bed. An evil spirit will cast a curse on that bed. If someone is sweeping the floor, and sweeps over your feet, you'll never be married. To sweep the dust of of your gher is to sweep out your good luck. On Sneezing: Sneezing on the day in the middle of the week is sure to bring you news. Good news if you were facing North or East, but bad news if you were facing South or West. It's good luck to sneeze three times before breakfast. If you feel like you have to sneeze and can't, it means someone loves you, but doesn't dare tell. On Sex/Pregnancy: Sex during an eclipse will lead to unhealthy and mutated children. Pregnant women shouldn't go outside during an eclipse, or their baby will be born blind. If a pregnant woman touches her belly during an eclipse, her baby is sure to be born with a birthmark. An expecting mother that has her stomach rubbed too much, by her or others, may produce a spoiled child. A mother can affect the gender of her baby by eating certain foods a week before conception. Carrots, lettuce, or mushrooms for a boy, and fish or meat for a girl. The gender of the baby can be predicted by holding a needle or wedding band suspended by a strand of the mother's hair over her palm. If it swings in an oval, it will be girl. If it swings in a line, it will be a boy. If a mother's feet are colder when she's pregnant, she'll have a boy. If it's warmer, she'll have a girl. If a mother wears a necklace while pregnant, the umbilical cord will get wrapped around the baby's neck. If the mother has heartburn a lot while pregnant, the baby will be born with a lot of hair. On Birth/Children: When in labor, neither the mother or the father should be near a doorway or entryway of any kind, as that will prolong the delivery. If a baby is born feet first, they are certain to be lamed in an accident. A baby born at night will always have troubles sleeping throughout childhood. It's good luck to put a string of coral beads around a baby's neck within their first day. It's bad luck to watch a baby sleep. Firstborn children are protected from witchcraft. The first object a baby grabs signifies the child's destiny. If the fingernails or toenails of an infant are cut before twelve months of age, it will prove them a thief once they're mature. On Birthmarks: Birthmarks can mean something about a person's soul depending on what color they are. Birthmarks anywhere near or on an intimate part of the body -regardless of color- means that person has a promiscuous soul, and therefor nature. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the head means a heroic nature, while a blue or brown one means an evil nature. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the legs means a swift runner and quiet steps, while a blue or brown one means clumsy and slow. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the torso means a healthy life, with a strong immune system, while a blue or brown one means an unhealthy life, with a poor immune system. A white or red birthmark on the arms means a true aim, with incredible luck, while a blue or brown one means a horrible aim and bad luck. A white or red birthmark on the hands means talent, and a risky nature, while a blue or brown one means talentless, and a cautious nature. A white or red birthmark on the feet means a happy-go-lucky nature, and optimistic, while a blue or brown one means a pessimistic nature who usually succumbs to depression. On Fish/Fishing: If your shadow is cast on the water, you will not catch any fish. Throw back the first fish you catch, and you'll be lucky the whole day fishing. Fish should always be eaten from the head towards the tail, or else it will cause a stomachache. It's bad luck to change rods while fishing. It's bad luck to ask a fisher how many bites he or she's had. Its bad luck to bait the hook with your left hand. On Dreams: If you dream of fish, someone you know is pregnant. If you have the same dream three times in a row, it's bound to come true. Dreaming of clear water is a sign of good luck and prosperity. Dreaming of muddy water foretells sadness for the dreamer, through hearing about the death or illness of a loved one. On Journeys: If you stumble when you leave home on a journey, your trip will be cut short. When someone is leaving, it's bad luck to watch them go until they're out of sight. It means you'll never see them again. On Weddings: If it rains on your wedding day, you will grow wealthy together. As a bride leaves her home for her wedding day, she should step over the threshold with her right foot. It's bad luck for the bride to be seen in her wedding attire before the wedding. On Bridges: If you say goodbye to a friend while on a bridge, you will never see them again. You must put your hand on the top of your head when crossing a bridge so it doesn't fall down. Miscellaneous: If you trip and fall over a grave, you'll surely die within the year. Breaking a mirror is extremely unlucky, but if you take the shards out and bury them by moonlight, it will be reversed. Scattering ashes over a roof of any kind protects it against lightning.
  5. Superstitions of the Irmegiin Tribe (While a lot of these may seem silly, this tribe takes them very seriously) On Luck: To touch one's or someone's beads is considered bad luck to everyone involved, whether you are an Irmegiin or not. Most Irmegiin gher have a horseshoe hanging in a 'U' shape above their door on the inside. It's meant to hold all the good luck inside that gher. Having that horseshoe upside down is bad luck, as it 'spills out' all of the good luck in that gher. If you whistle indoors, it will bring bad luck to that place. It's bad luck to see silverware crossed over each other. On Brooms/Sweeping: Do not lean a broom against a bed. An evil spirit will cast a curse on that bed. If someone is sweeping the floor, and sweeps over your feet, you'll never be married. To sweep the dust of of your gher is to sweep out your good luck. On Sneezing: Sneezing on the day in the middle of the week is sure to bring you news. Good news if you were facing North or East, but bad news if you were facing South or West. It's good luck to sneeze three times before breakfast. If you feel like you have to sneeze and can't, it means someone loves you, but doesn't dare tell. On Hair: Cutting your hair on the first day of the week was meant for good health, on the second day was meant for wealth, on the third day was meant for news, the fourth day was meant for 'new shoes' (Or an item of interest), the sixth day was meant you'd see your true love tomorrow. Cutting your hair on the fifth or seventh day was considered bad luck. On Ladybirds: Never kill a ladybird, because doing so will bring bad luck. If a ladybird lands on you, it's good luck. Count the spots to see how many months until a good event happens for you. If ladybird crawls over an unwed woman's hand, she'll be married within the year. On Sex/Pregnancy: Sex during an eclipse will lead to unhealthy and mutated children. Pregnant women shouldn't go outside during an eclipse, or their baby will be born blind. If a pregnant woman touches her belly during an eclipse, her baby is sure to be born with a birthmark. An expecting mother that has her stomach rubbed too much, by her or others, may produce a spoiled child. A mother can affect the gender of her baby by eating certain foods a week before conception. Carrots, lettuce, or mushrooms for a boy, and fish or meat for a girl. The gender of the baby can be predicted by holding a needle or wedding band suspended by a strand of the mother's hair over her palm. If it swings in an oval, it will be girl. If it swings in a line, it will be a boy. If a mother's feet are colder when she's pregnant, she'll have a boy. If it's warmer, she'll have a girl. If a mother wears a necklace while pregnant, the umbilical cord will get wrapped around the baby's neck. If the mother has heartburn a lot while pregnant, the baby will be born with a lot of hair. On Birth/Children: When in labor, neither the mother or the father should be near a doorway or entryway of any kind, as that will prolong the delivery. If a baby is born feet first, they are certain to be lamed in an accident. A baby born at night will always have troubles sleeping throughout childhood. It's good luck to put a string of coral beads around a baby's neck within their first day. It's bad luck to watch a baby sleep. Firstborn children are protected from witchcraft. The first object a baby grabs signifies the child's destiny. If the fingernails or toenails of an infant are cut before twelve months of age, it will prove them a thief once they're mature. On Birthmarks: Birthmarks can mean something about a person's soul depending on what color they are. Birthmarks anywhere near or on an intimate part of the body -regardless of color- means that person has a promiscuous soul, and therefor nature. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the head means a heroic nature, while a blue or brown one means an evil nature. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the legs means a swift runner and quiet steps, while a blue or brown one means clumsy and slow. A white or red birthmark anywhere on the torso means a healthy life, with a strong immune system, while a blue or brown one means an unhealthy life, with a poor immune system. A white or red birthmark on the arms means a true aim, with incredible luck, while a blue or brown one means a horrible aim and bad luck. A white or red birthmark on the hands means talent, and a risky nature, while a blue or brown one means talentless, and a cautious nature. A white or red birthmark on the feet means a happy-go-lucky nature, and optimistic, while a blue or brown one means a pessimistic nature who usually succumbs to depression. On Bees: If a bee flies in you gher, it means you will soon have a visitor. It is also good luck, but bad luck to whoever kills it. Bees can tell whether a girl is pure or not, and will settle on the hand of a woman without stinging them if she is pure. It's a sure sign that a girl is a virgin if she can walk through a swarm of bees without getting stung. On Birds: If a bird enters your gher, there will be a death in the family. If a robin enters your gher, it's good luck. If you exit your front door and are greeted by a magpie, it's a sure sigh of death, whether it's yours or someone close to you. Owls swoop down to eat the souls of the dying. Many Irmegiin will become frightened if they hear an owl hooting. To see a white owl in the day is good luck. It means you are being watched or guided by a good spirit. To be bitten by an owl means your children will be dumb. On Fish/Fishing: If your shadow is cast on the water, you will not catch any fish. Throw back the first fish you catch, and you'll be lucky the whole day fishing. Fish should always be eaten from the head towards the tail, or else it will cause a stomachache. It's bad luck to change rods while fishing. It's bad luck to ask a fisher how many bites he or she's had. Its bad luck to bait the hook with your left hand. On Dreams: If you dream of fish, someone you know is pregnant. If you have the same dream three times in a row, it's bound to come true. Dreaming of clear water is a sign of good luck and prosperity. Dreaming of muddy water foretells sadness for the dreamer, through hearing about the death or illness of a loved one. If you sleep with rose petals under your pillow, you will dream of the one you will marry. On Bread: Cutting bread in an uneven manner means you've been telling lies. A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it. It's considered back luck for the whole household. On Snakes: Finding a white snake is good luck. It is believed that you will find your soulmate if you dream of a snake holding you tightly. On Needles: If you drop a needle, you won't be married during the present year. If many needles break while sewing one garment, it's a sign that the wearer will be married before the garment is worn out. If you're wearing a garment while it's being sewn, you have to chew a piece of bread. Otherwise, the garment will carry bad luck. On Flowers: Never give a woman an even number of flowers. It signifies death. Never give a woman yellow flowers. It stands for misery, and the relationship will never last. On Journeys: If you stumble when you leave home on a journey, your trip will be cut short. When someone is leaving, it's bad luck to watch them go until they're out of sight. It means you'll never see them again. On Shoes: Never put shoes on the bed. It will bring a death in your family. Don't put shoes on the table. It's bad luck. Shoes placed down on the wrong sides of each other will bring bad luck to the wearer when they put them back on. Walking anywhere with one shoe can lead to the death of your parents. On Weddings: If it rains on your wedding day, you will grow wealthy together. As a bride leaves her home for her wedding day, she should step over the threshold with her right foot. It's bad luck for the bride to be seen in her wedding attire before the wedding. It's a sign of bad luck to take of a wedding ring. On Axes: Bringing n axe into the home is to bring death. It's bad luck to dream about an axe. On Bridges: If you say goodbye to a friend while on a bridge, you will never see them again. You must put your hand on the top of your head when crossing a bridge so it doesn't fall down. On Butterflies: A black butterfly landing on you is bad luck, and the only way to reverse it is to stand very still and have no one scare it away. A white butterfly landing on you is good luck, but it will be ruined if it's scared away. Miscellaneous: If something is broken while your shadow is cast on it, your soul was harmed. If you trip and fall over a grave, you'll surely die within the year. If an undisturbed mirror suddenly falls and breaks, there will soon be a death. Breaking a mirror is extremely unlucky, but if you take the shards out and bury them by moonlight, it will be reversed. If someone serves you tea, and you see little bits at the top, the number of them is the number of times you'll be married. If you sing before breakfast, you'll cry before bed. Scattering ashes over a roof of any kind protects it against lightning.
  6. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HYp9zccEQErn4h5xM1D-Z9i2R_PgoemAdniIDaSsOc/edit?usp=drivesdk Please note that the doc is still a work in progress. I just wanted to get the main idea down, and share it for feedback ^^
  7. Fairywren

    Hellow!

    Hellow, I usually go by Fae, and I have an addiction to making characters But Anywhose, I'm from Balmung and Mateus. My "main" characters I guess you could say are on Balmung. I've been RPing in FFXIV for.. almost a year now, actually ^^. Decided to join the forum though, because I've come up with my own idea for a Xaela tribe! I'm just not sure where to post it at here ^^;
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