Tuomi

Celtic art

The Tuomi tribes once dominated the Battlelands, Borderlands, and stretches as far east as the Orcblood River. Never a cohesive people, they suffered constant attacks by the Anari during the early days of the Empire’s expansion and were all but eradicated in the Blizzard War. Today, they are the least numerous of the human cultures and confined to the Battlelands and Drachenlands.

A proud warrior culture, the Tuomi prefer to settle disputes with blood rather than words. Chieftains are typically the best warriors in the tribe. Diplomacy is left to priests.

Tiw, god of war, is highly favored among the tribes, as are the gods of nature, Eostre, Neorthe, Kenaz, and Thunor. Many mages are elementalists, though few join the Convocation, seeing it as imposing a false order on the power of nature. Skalds are not unusual, though they
exist in far fewer numbers than among the Saxa.

Tuomi average around 5’ 4”. Both sexes wear their hair long and often dye it with natural dyes. Hair is rarely washed, as the Tuomi believe this weakens the brain. Their natural hair color is blonde or light brown, and their eyes are generally green. Interbreeding with the Anari, and in recent times the Finnar and Saxa, has diluted the bloodline, and other hair and eye colors are more prominent than they were centuries ago.

Tuomi use woad and henna to create elaborate tattoos, some of which hold magical power. In game terms, a character taking a Combat Edge may add the “trapping” of it being a tattoo rather than a particular technique or ability he has learned. The design is left to the player’s imagination.

Real world similarity: Celts/Picts

Tuomi

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