Name of Culture:
Introduction to the Culture:
The Caelians are a race of Farfolk people who put an emphasis on their abilities to produce legislation, their court of laws, and their abilities to field organized land armies. Typically Caelians enjoy situating themselves in fertile valleys or river beds near to arid lands, this is because the diet they consume tends to be filled with crops that can grow in hot-temperate to semi-arid climates such as grapes through vineyards, Figs, Dates, Apples, Pears, Plums, cabbage, carrots, pomegranates, radishes, turnips and more.
While the Caelians are not a seafaring people they do tend to utilize the ocean or rivers; this includes use for drinking, irrigating, fishing, and trade.
the History of the modern day Caelian is very specific and hard to understand, to better capture the history of the people it will be presented in list form:
Junius Germanicus is born being disputed as the first Caelian
Nonus Junius Germanus is born from his parents Junius Germanicus and Salvine Germanicus the disputed ancestor to all Caelians
Caelianus Ramnesius is born and starts his life in the city of Velia (It is disputed rather or not Caelianus ever lived in Velia or not
The Caelius Clan is formed, stemming from Caelianus Ramnesius
Caeliaus Ramnesius declares himself Lord Protector of the Caelians and is described as the mythical first king of the Caelians
Caeliaus Ramnesius is married to his wife Zoe Horlenia
Generations go by as Caeliaus Ramnesius is by legend murdered by his own son Fliione Ramnesius
Fliione Ramnesius is put to death as his brother Julianus Ramnesius is declared Lord Protector of the Caelians.
The Caelians exodus from the realm of Atlas to Arcas
A small fringe settlement declared Caliea by Julianus Ramnesius is settled in the Western Plains south of the Korvassa Desert by the Caelians
Caliea is destroyed by raiders which force the Caelians to scatter the realm
The House Vlastos in particular is displaced throughout the land with the four brothers of their generation each marrying and having kids separating from each other
Latinius Vlastos is recruited to the Norland Ashen Legion.
News begins to reach far across the land to the Cousins of the house Vlastos that a man by the name Vlastos has been seen in the city of Morsgrad.
The four Caelian cousins reunite in the city of Morsgrad (Latinius Vlastos, Efe Vlastos, Leonardo Vlastos, and Miqel Vlastos)
Together the four Vlastos cousins depart from Morsgrad to found the city of Cale on top of where their fathers and their father’s fathers were raised
Quickly after departing from the port of Sutica a storm picked up in the southern sea scattering the Vlastos cousins across the land once more
Leonardo Vlastos crash lands at the would be location of Cale realizing Mountain dwarves by the house La’Vassieur have occupied and settled a city called Draknador in its place.
Eventually Leonardo Vlastos and Latinius Vlastos reunited in a fringe port city north of the Korvassa.
The two would resettle in the city of Draknador and build themselves an enlarged Insula.
Over the course of 10 years Caelians would flock back to their homeland and settle within Draknador as well
Eventually the Mountain Dwarf town would become overpopulated by Caelians who soon became the vast majority in the region once more.
The leader of Draknador ‘Durin La’Vassieur’ would concede the city to the Vlastos family
The city of Draknador is renamed to Caelia
Latinius Vlastos declares himself king of the Caelians
The Senate is formed with the first senate meeting taking place between ‘Latinius Vlastos, Efe Vlastos, Miqel Vlastos & Photios Velina’
The Caelian people will tend to have a slightly tanned olive color skin, this making them one of the palest farfolk races. Most Caelians will be shorter than most other human races on average usually standing within 5’6-5’11 feet tall. Caelians have a small array of color in their eyes and hair with most Caelians having blue, green or brown eyes and most Caelians having light or dark brown hair.
While the Caelian people have a republican fervor to them they have a top down approach with their societal structure, At the top of the class hierarchy is the Patrician or in some cases the King, the Patricians have their own amount of political power within the governments, being the only class where Senators can be chosen from. The Senate themselves vote in new Patrician families at their senate meetings. Below the Patrician is the Plebian, being a Plebian does not exactly mean that an individual is poor; being a Plebian is more lacking status, these people usually own property or have rooms within insulas. Below the Plebians are the Urban Poor, these are citizens who do not own property at all, and make wages below national average. At the bottom of the Societal Hierarchy is the slave; the slave is a captured individual during wars/sieges who is brought back to Caelia, with the educated becoming private tutors and the less educated being sold to foreign powers.
The typical Caelian will start their day by heading to the public forum, to talk, trade and view court cases happening, after their court cases are through they then go to their jobs which they stay at for 3 hours before most are allowed a 2 hour break, during this time Caelians will participate in leisure activities and attend the public bath house, after they are done with their two hour break they return to their job for another 3 hours of work. After they are off their jobs a Caelian can either return home or attend a dinner party, it is customary for Caelians to have open dinner parties within their villas or insulas, Caelians are expected to plan their own dinner party in the future after attending other’s dinner parties. Once they are done socializing and eating dinner they return home(If they did not throw the dinner party themselves) and go to bed to restart the process.
Caelians tend to be a very accepting people, while there are some animosity between other nations and cultures, the average Caelian wont have problem socializing with another race.
Noctis Frisco: This is a Holiday held every Monday, Some Tuesdays but mostly Bi-Monthly
Dies Parsdi: This is a festival celebrating the bounties of the God Parsdiem which include Partying, Wine drinking and the Arts. and shall be held every 4 years (once a month on the first Saturday of each month)
Amorcalia: This is a fertility holiday held once every 4 Years (once a month on the second Saturday of each month)
Res Mareus: This is a festival celebrating harvest and the bounties of the sea which is held every 4 Years (once a month on the third Saturday of each month)
Caelian Triumph: This is a festival in honor of a Triumphant General after the armies they were commanding hailed them as Imperator and the senate ratifies the Triumph. This is a day of marching through the city, feasting, partying, and execution of war criminals all to honor the Triumphant.
The Caelian people mostly dress in silken, or clothy materials; some Caelians drape tabards over their plain shirts, and wear fustanella which are pleated skirt like garmets that drape down to the user’s knees. Senators and higher noble men who are not on their daily route or are going to a senate meeting often wear togas. Caelian women tend to wear 2 piece silken dresses
The Caelian build style is very unique in the land, most buildings in Caelian cities will appear to have triangular or domed roofs, some buildings may even have columns supporting the roofs. Very few windows are in buildings, with most of the windows that are in place being stained. the color palette of Caelian cities are a mix of Brown,Beige, White, Red, Purple and Yellow with very few Blue.
The Caelian people tend to stick closely to their own religion.
The Caelian religion also known as Iusreligio is Polytheistic:
Iulioia: The God of the Skys, Storms, Winds, and Pigs Iulioia is the King of Gods
Mareus: The God of the Seas, Water, Harvest and Horses
Amordea: The Goddess of Love, Fertility, Beauty and Cats
Belldeum: The Goddess of War, Strategy, Victory, Wisdom and Wolves
Parsdiem: The God of Wine, Partying, The Arts and Sheep
Soledeum: The God of Justice, Fire, Peace, Medicine and Cows
The Caelian people will dedicate temples, Holidays and commit animal sacrifice of the patron animal of each god to honor that god/goddess.
The military of Caelian cities are devised into Legio or Legions, with each Legion being ran by a Legate, each Legate has a second in command who both helps run and succeeds the Legate if they die in the line of battle this position is called the Optio. Each Legion is subdivided into 5 groups of 10 called a Contubernium which is lead by a commander known as a Decanus.
Before Legionaries are admitted into a Legion they must be recruited and then trained as a Socii; once a Socii has completed their first military training they will be promoted to a Milites there are 4 ranks of stature within the infantry that is not a leadership role.
Milites: Freshly recruited and new Legionaries who are made Milites after being admitted from Socii rank.
Immunes: A Low level Legionary who is given most of the tedious tasks.
Miles: Miles is the highest infantry rank based on skill that is not veteran based.
Principe: Principe is the group that is the most skilled out of all of the Legionaries mostly consisting of veterans.
There are also other Legionary groups such as the Aquilifer who holds a Legion’s Eagle Standard and the Cavalry who are trained in combat while horse riding.
Each Legionary is trained in Hand to hand, sword and bow combat, with cavalry being the exception who is also trained in combat by horseback.