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    Fisulii Alusa Arvellon // Dal'lisse Oussana // Eskelt // Sunhawk
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    Saprophyte // Dark Elf // Wood Elf // High Elf

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  1. Not sure if giving alchemy common potions that do the same thing as haruspexy and bardomancy is a good idea, it devalues those magics a bit (as cool as the effects here are.)
  2. Cleaned the lore a bit more and removed redundancy to the general shamanism submission. Also added a true replacement for hexes since it was requested by almost every existing witch doctor.
  3. A dark elven woman stands on her table, hissing at the horrific vegetables around her. She knew, she KNEW, SHE KNEW, SHE KNEW THE TRUTH.
  4. I cant believ it did you know that it was like you know it's really kind of bad that volunteer workers don't do everything I like want you know?
  5. People tend not to steal stuff that looks bad tbf
  6. Forgot the excessively long fluff lore in the front https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_butter
  7. We are never actually stopping, we'll keep making Lt read shamanism lore until the end of time.
  8. If someone had your Minecraft wolf hostage and was threatening to drop it into a vat of high elven acid unless you told them what your favorite type of tree is, what would you say?
  9. I for one thing Aiden is a great name for a continent.

  10. -⥉⥉⤘ Oussana ⬽⥉⥉- -⥉⥉⤘ The Fury of the Dark Elves ⬽⥉⥉- - Clan Colors: Red and Purple - According to Oussana folklore, the first Oussana was created by Malin himself, born of light taken from the night sky and his own blood poured into the roots of an oak tree. The Oussana hold themselves as his greatest warriors against the Betrayer, the first true vindicators under his first born daughter. The Oussana were still one of the prominent clans until the splintering of the ancient city, though after that point much of their history remains obscured. According to accounts of the ancestors, many Oussana lived amongst the deep caverns and expansive forests of the north, a time in which many of their values and cultural traits manifested themselves. Eventually it is known that Khel Oussana came into being, the first true dark elven leader after the splintering. After his death, the Oussana of his bloodline fell into a state of depravity and weakness which inspired him to manifest upon the mortal realm to cleanse them himself. Only those of Rathina’s favored line, or those not of his bloodline, survived. The Oussana have since undergone another splintering, cast far and wide until ancient days. Though despite the turning of five centuries they have survived and upheld their values. -⥉⥉⤘ The Path of Z’ress ⬽⥉⥉- Named by Khel Oussana to define the philosophy of Oussana, the Path of Z’ress describes the belief in the inherent superiority of the elder clan over others through their progression of strength and rejection of weakness. Weakness is the domain of lesser elves and races, not the maehr. What exactly strength and weakness are is an expansive topic. Strength is defined as a combination of skills and capabilities of the user. It is a combination of physical strength, magical ability, verbal eloquence, mental cunning, and honed skill all to utmost perfection. Strength itself in the context of the path is more of a synonym of perfection in itself. Weakness, on the other hand, is defined as sloth, lack of character, faithlessness, frailty, reliance on disdained magics and deities, or any general imperfection. Those Oussana who are determined ‘weak’ have been historically cast out to live among neighboring wood elves instead. -⥉⥉⤘ The Elder Rites ⬽⥉⥉- As the centuries have passed, the strive for perfection among Oussana has caused various cultural skills and traits to develop, each respected within the clan to an almost zealous degree. Oussana have been known to even put their lives at risk to adhere to these cultural norms, a trait which often attracts confusion among the younger clans. - Weaving - Oussana fervently claims to have been the ones who first discovered the means to weave silk, using the threads of giant spiders to weave armor in ancient times. Regardless of the truth of this, weaving of all kinds is perhaps the most prevalent artisanal craft among Oussana. Uniquely, Oussana record their history and stories in things which they weave, storing information in long banners, nets, knots, and clothes rather than in books or scrolls as others might. Priestesses of the elder clan will even weave their own long hair temporarily as a way of amplifying stories they tell to others. - Language - The ancient tongue of the dark elves, known as Vel’luah, is considered sacred to the elder clan. Oussana use the language not only in religious iconography, weaves, and for religious rites, they even use it in daily speech to an extent. Oussana are expected to be fluent in both the common tongue and in grayspeech to be a fully eloquent adult. Additionally, Oussana have special names and association with each letter of the language, four letter markings in a + shape being used to gather luck, cast spells, invoke rituals, or other such folk effects. - Display - Superiority is everything to the Oussana, and so giving off this image to others is of vital importance. This most often comes through showing their natural form, with their strength, beauty, and tattoos apparent to others, though this also manifests in opulent clothing to show off wealth, armor to show off martial ability, and other aesthetic choices which inform the viewer of the skills and history of the dark elf in question. Oussana who do not put work into their appearance are considered weak and slothful. Material wise, Oussana use mostly silks, furs, leathers, and other materials taken from creatures. For jewelry Oussana prefer things of bone, feathers, or shells if possible, though they will not abstain from gemstones or metals of value or symbolic importance. - Martial Tradition - To fight without one’s full capacity is a dishonor among Oussana, an ‘honest fight’ being only given on request by the other party, or when offered as a courtesy. In battle, the dark elves of the elder clan fight with ferocity and disdain, mixing chants of grayspeech, boasts, and mockery into their combat. Oussana revel in what others may consider dirty tactics, exploiting their opponents weakness by any means possible. As far as weapons go, Oussana prefer weapons which display their martial abilities to others. Things such as swords and flails are highly regarded, while spears and polearms are considered crude weapons to use against other descendants. Oussana will still use throwing spears, and the occasional spear in hunts, as well as the occasional other weapon when need arises. There are several unique weapons the clan has cultivated through its history which best suit the needs of the elves. - Tattoos - Since the first city of the dark elves, Oussana have used a tattooing method which best tests the resolve of those receiving it, using a tool akin to a small toothed hammer and hammer to essentially pierce into the skin to paint it over in ink. This can result in many ornate tattoo designs which bear an interweaving knotlike appearance. Inks used are almost exclusively black, silvery, white, brown, purple, blue, or red. Oussana often come up with their own designs, though there are a set of tattoos with special significance to the clan. - Wolf Keeping - To exemplify the mastery over nature held by the clan, each and every Oussana has been known to keep and train their own wolves of varying forms. Dire wolves are particularly prized among members of the clan as battle and hunting mounts, though smaller wolves are often used as a human might use a hound. Oussana are expected to keep a bone of each wolf they have raised around their neck or leg after it’s death, with the wolf’s name inscribed in greyspeech upon the surface. As such, Oussana of age and experience may have up to a dozen bones across their body. -⥉⥉⤘ The Blood of Khel ⬽⥉⥉- It is only expected that Oussana consider themselves the fairest among all kinds, dark elven or otherwise. The centuries have gathered a unique set of visual features which make those of the elder clan very distinct from other maehr clans. Eyes: Oussana are known to have eyes exclusively in shades of purple, red, or silver. Those Oussana of Rathina’s line have been known to experience each color in their lifetime, being born with red eyes which slowly turn purple and finally silver by their second decade. These eyes are also known to come with an unfortunate level of light sensitivity however. Hair: The hair of an Oussana is their most prized feature. It is notably hardy, rarely if ever splitting even at great lengths, nor does it break off easily. Their hair similarly has absurdly long terminal lengths, almost always able to reach down from their legs to even their ankles. Oussana hair almost exclusively comes in snowy white, raven black, icy blue, pastel blue, royal blue, or navy blue. The blue tint which sometimes appears in hair of the elder clan is a notably unique trait to the clan. Skin: Similarly unique to the clan, Oussanic dark elves bear skin of a very light gray, similar to the palest fog of mountaintops or temperate woods. In very rare cases this can extend to an utmost stark white brought by albinism, or bear a light bluish tint to it. Skin Examples -⥉⥉⤘ Elder Ancestralism ⬽⥉⥉- Often considered zealots by the weak, those of the elder clan bear an intense fervent worship of their ancestors and the spirits. They possess specific practices and beliefs unique to their own view of spiritualism however, relying on their traditions to perform worship and rites. Witch Priestesses: Those among the Oussana who cultivate the culture of the clan and perform religious activities are known as ‘Haeuze’, which translates roughly to ‘long hair’ in Vel’luah. While spiritualist in nature, the only form of magic a haeuze must be able to perform is dreamwalking. Haeuze are traditionally female and abstain from cutting their hair short through their whole life, though both of these traditions have exceptions. Priestesses will bear special headdresses of faunal materials which they wear during religious events, in addition to marking their bodies with the appropriate letters. In terms of shamanic magic, the priestesses are particularly advised towards that of witchcraft, haruspexy, or lutamancy. The Wood of the Ancestors: What Oussana call the spirit realm, the wood is an expansive realm which acts as the soul of the world itself. This reflection of reality bears a slice in each person’s body, their soul, which can be accessed through dreamwalking. In truth spirits are simply reflections of the world, the soul which every body possesses. When a shaman pacts with a spirit, they become one with its embodiment and form a cycle which makes them one and the same. There is no service, there is no domination, there is only oneness. Spirit walks form Oussana shamans often involve far more caverns and coniferous forests than normal, as they view this as the connection between realms. Prayer for Oussana is a partially verbal, partially physical process, often involving the marking of letters in specific patterns on surfaces or their body. The Totem Spirits: Spirits of the twelve moons, the yearly cycle of Oussana. Each spirit adhered to by Oussana is done so less on their own merit and more due to ancient pacts made by the priestess of yore to these particular spirits. Each one is associated with a different time of year, and different activities are performed to give praise up to these spirits. - Khel Oussana - - Ousalyyom - - Ulldero - - Kuanax - - Vraluuah - - The Spirits of Connection - - Luara - - Vrazayr - - Kasoakeet - - Heruuna - - Teaummulla - - Amuavula - -⥉⥉⤘ Clan Trials ⬽⥉⥉- The Oussana do not take their name lightly, requiring strict adherence to the culture and notable accomplishments. Those not of the blood can undergo these trials should their deeds prove themselves to be among the greatest of maehr, or their kind, though this is a rather rare and momentous thing. The Wolf Trial: Before even entertaining the idea of marking an aspirant, the chieftess of the Oussana grants upon the individual a dire wolf pup. This beast is to be raised and trained by the aspirant until it is large enough to ride. The individual must prove this new mastery with the priestess. Trueblooded Oussana typically begin this trial from their sixteenth to thirtieth year. The Trial of Perfection: During the trial of perfection, the aspirant must undergo sessions to explain the full depth of the traditions and history of Oussana. After which, they pick a tradition or a particular spirit to newly devote themselves to. After enough time has passed, the aspirant must give to them some item devoted to the spirit to show their understanding, or their new found skill in a craft. The Trial of Fury: The most dangerous of the four primary trials, the aspirant is sent alone into the underground to survive for a lunar day on their own means. They are also hampered in multiple ways, with a curse or other factors placed upon them or planted in the caverns to force them to not rely on whatever the chieftess considers their crutch. This experience is intended to be highly traumatic in order to forge new strength in the individual. The Trial of Blood: The final trial is variable, the exact specifics up to the aspirant in question, though the entire clan is to be involved in this celebratory affair. It could be a group hunt, a feast, or other clan wide event. After the completion, the chieftess or chieftan shall mark the clan mark upon their flesh in a location of the aspirant’s choosing, mixing their own blood into the ink. Haeuze Creation: An additional trial for those who seek to become a priestess, an Oussana clan member must provide a substantial sacrifice to one of the adhered spirits in the presence of the chieftess and then display their understanding and mastery of all aspects of the clan. Should they be successful, the chieftess will use dreamwalking to perform one last ‘trial of the soul’ upon them. Those who succeed learn to dreamwalk themselves and become noted as a Haeuze. -⥉⥉⤘ OOC ⬽⥉⥉- For people interested in playing an Oussana, or who simply want to talk about the culture or server cultures in general can contact @ClassyBells (me) at discord!
  11. I support option B, no more alchemy in ancient woodworking.
  12. I'm confused what this means. Do they mean multiple identical st items? Multiple items made of the same material? Multiple items of any lore material?
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