Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'tiva'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Whitelist Applications
    • Accepted
    • Denied


  • Groups
    • Nations
    • Settlements
    • Lairs
    • Defunct Groups
  • World
    • Races
    • Creatures
    • Plants
    • Metallurgy
    • Inventions
    • Alchemy
  • Mechanics
  • History
    • Realms
  • Magic
    • Voidal
    • Deity
    • Dark
    • Other
    • Discoveries
  • Deities
    • Aenguls
    • Daemons
    • Homes
    • Other
  • Utility
    • Index
    • Templates


  • Information
    • Announcements
    • Guidelines & Policies
    • Lore
    • Guides
  • Aevos
    • Human Realms & Culture
    • Elven Realms & Culture
    • Dwarven Realms & Culture
    • Orcish Realms & Culture
    • Other Realms
    • Miscellany
  • Off Topic
    • Personal
    • Media
    • Debate
    • Forum Roleplay
    • Looking for Group
    • Miscellany
  • Forms
    • Applications
    • Appeals
    • Reports
    • Staff Services
    • Technical Support
    • Feedback

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start




Minecraft Username






Character Name

Character Race

Found 3 results

  1. Coastal Tiva Coastal Tiva is a derivative from the mali’ame tradition of ‘The Language of Tiva’, a collection of floral symbolism used in worship, self-identification, and physical guidance. Although Coastal Tiva subscribes itself to the same three pillars of Aspectism, guidance, and identity as its predecessor, practitioners utilize the natural elements found along coastlines and shallow waters rather than woodland flora; furthermore, Illivirans, credited to have first introduced the coastal variant, have chosen to recognize the Duarchy as well as the Aspects. ___________________________________________ 🐚 ___________________________________________ Art by Siua Faith Honoring the Aspects is deeply rooted in Mali'ame culture and this custom finds resonance within Coastal Tiva, where the traditions devoted to the Aspects are observed with the same reverence as they have been for generations. While their customs may vary, Illivirans, too, hold a deep appreciation for the Aspects – at the same time, they embody the symbolic significances of the Duarchy, which forms an integral part of their cultural identity and collective consciousness. As such, they have distinct and different Tiva for The Mother, The Father, Thalassa, and Faunus. Cernunnos Shark Teeth Shark teeth symbolize power, resilience, and precision. They represent a strong and determined personality, capable of facing challenges head-on with fearless aggression and unwavering focus. Shark teeth may also signify protection and the primal instincts necessary for survival, embodying the raw and ancient wisdom of The Horned God’s enduring forces. Cerridwen Sand Dollar The sand dollar symbolizes tranquility, spirituality, and inner reflection. It represents a calm and peaceful personality, attuned to the interconnectedness of all living beings. Sand dollars may also signify renewal and the cyclical nature of life, embodying a sense of mindfulness and the serene beauty found in The Green Lady’s spiritual contemplation. The Third Unknown Whispers of The Third may be heard blowing off the cool night air, but only the truly dedicated might hope translate these messages into the physical language written here. Thalassa Mother-of-Pearl Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent inner layer of certain mollusk shells, is often linked to femininity and power. Through their luminous qualities they represent the nurturing and protective qualities of the divine feminine, as well as the mysteries of the ocean. Faunus Driftwood Driftwood, weathered pieces of wood washed ashore by the tides and waves, represent the cyclical nature of life and the connection to both the land and the sea. Mirroring Thalassa’s Pearl, driftwood also represents the protectiveness and stability of the divine masculine. ___________________________________________ 🦀 ___________________________________________ Art by Siua Guidance The Language of Tiva was first created with the intention of guiding elvenkind along their journeys: flowers intertwined together symbolize directions and signs within the woods that only those straying mali might interpret. Similarly, anchored rings of floating driftwood give the base to shells, flora, and other elements which report the paths ahead of any sailor who knows the language: pearls and sand dollars nestled into a piece of driftwood tells of a nearby place of worship for the Duarchy, where the binding of oyster and conch shells details a concealed area in need of further exploration. ⠀𓂃⠀⠀˖⠀𓇼⠀˖⠀⠀𓂃⠀ Clam Shell Safe Places The clamshell symbolizes protection, stability, and practicality. They represent a nurturing and supportive presence, as well as a down-to-earth approach to life. They may also signify resilience and the importance of finding security in one's environment. Seawater Pearl Place of Worship The seawater pearl symbolizes peace, spirituality, and inner reflection. They symbolize tranquility, mindfulness, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. Sea Kelp Dangerous or Unwelcome Places Kelp may be used to symbolize invasive tendencies, suffocating environments, and the overwhelming force of unchecked growth. While essential to marine ecosystems, kelp exhibits negative traits when it overgrows and dominates underwater habitats that lead to imbalances in the marine ecosystem. Oyster Shell Hidden Places The oyster shell symbolizes wisdom, adaptation, and hidden truths. They represent insight gained through experience and introspection, things which may be shrouded to the naked eye, and the power of change through adversity and pressure. ___________________________________________ 🦪 ___________________________________________ Art by Siua Identity Through the traditional use of inder’tayna, it is important for one to be able to assign personal characteristics of oneself or another to represent them on their cord. These shells are also used in gifts or decor. ⠀𓂃⠀⠀˖⠀𓇼⠀˖⠀⠀𓂃⠀ Conch Shell The conch shell symbolizes courage, leadership, and the ability to navigate challenges with confidence. It symbolizes the adventurous spirit and the willingness to explore new horizons. Nautilus Shell The nautilus shell represents wisdom, introspection, and adaptability. It symbolizes the journey of self-discovery and growth and the ability to find harmony amidst change. Cowrie Shell The cowrie shell is associated with abundance, fertility, and protection. It symbolizes nurturing qualities and maternal instincts. It may also represent vitality. Scallop Shell The scallop shell symbolizes grace, harmony, and hospitality. It symbolizes a welcoming and inclusive personality, as well as a balanced approach to life. It may also signify spiritual pilgrimage or a journey of self-discovery. Limpet Shell Limpet shells cling tightly to rocks, symbolizing perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. They symbolize strength and determination, as well as the ability to adapt to challenging environments. Abalone Shell Abalone shells shimmer with iridescent colors, representing tranquility and inner peace. They symbolize protection and emotional healing, as well as the beauty that emerges from life's challenges and transformations. Cockle Shell Cockle shells are often found in clusters, symbolizing social connections and camaraderie. They represent joy, spontaneity, and the importance of laughter in life's journey. Conus Shell Conus shells are known for their venomous properties and striking patterns. They symbolize protection and defense, as well as the enigmatic allure of the unknown. Tiger Cowrie Shell Tiger cowrie shells feature bold patterns reminiscent of a tiger's stripes, symbolizing strength and regal beauty. They represent protection and guardianship, as well as the power of intuition and inner strength. Tulip Shell Tulip shells showcase graceful curves and delicate patterns, symbolizing elegance and refinement. They represent beauty in simplicity and the appreciation of life's finer details. Helmet Shell Helmet shells have a sturdy, protective structure, symbolizing resilience and strength in the face of adversity. They represent fortitude and perseverance, as well as the importance of maintaining a strong sense of self. Turban Shell Turban shells exhibit vibrant colors and intricate spirals, symbolizing creativity and adaptability. They represent the ever-changing nature of life and the importance of embracing diversity and individuality. Periwinkle Shell Periwinkle shells are small but resilient, symbolizing determination and perseverance. They represent the power of persistence and the ability to overcome obstacles through sheer willpower. ___________________________________________ 🌺 ___________________________________________ Art by tgrt
  2. [A painting of a field of heather] For far too long the Wood Elves have been unaware of the growth that has been taking place outside the walls of Amaethea and The Vale- I, Ehrendil Taliame’onn, took it upon myself to take the name of Chieftain of the Taliame’onn after the disappearance of the previous chieftess, Melawen, my lari’onn, several years ago. Despite my exile from the Wood Elven nations at the time, I endeavored to restore the seed after Melawen left it in turmoil. When I started passing along parts of our culture— some of which had been believed to have perished with Briar Taliame'onn— to my children, who underwent the traditional trials, the seed slowly started to resurface. I rekindled old ties with my mal'onn, La'io Taliame'onn, by expressing my intention to assume the chiefdom's obligations also while spreading the seed outside my immediate family. Kholi’brii asks that we bring vibrancy to this world and I worked for decades to do just that and bring honor to my seed after my own failures in the past-- both to my seed and my people-- and the unfortunate happenings that the seed had endured since Briar’s passing. Since the scattering of my people, I've amassed ten members who are currently alive and strong, there were several more who have regrettably passed away since joining (Aspects guide them on their path to the Eternal Forest), and various others who have joined but are indisposed for a variety of reasons. I encourage all of the members to wander freely for, as the chief, I do not believe that the forest's children should be chained to one location. We are, after all, "of the trees." We have no allegiance to any nation and are subservient to no one other than the will of our Mani- we are to bring vibrancy to a world that is ever covered in darkness. Some may question my decision to rebuild the seed without a public proclamation- and to them, I understand your concern, why do I decide to announce this now? To what advantage do I have to proclaim this today? With my exile from Amaethea now lifted, and the seed strong and healthy as a mighty ironwood tree- I have decided to name the individual that I wish to succeed me, my eldest daughter -- Raell Taliame’onn, for I have laid the roots of a tree that may thrive under her leadership. She understands the customs of our people, and she possesses leadership qualities so great that she takes it upon herself to teach others what I have taught her of her own volition. She brings vibrancy to every room she walks in, and embodies what it means to be chief of this seed. To name her as my successor and to soon lead the seed that I have nurtured and loved for more than a century fills my heart with immense pride. I also write this message so that all Taliame’onn that I have been unable to contact since I took the mantle of Chief know that we have not been crushed under the weight of the splittings of our seed and our people. Furthermore, I welcome anyone, Wood Elf or otherwise, who chooses to join the Taliame'onn and aid in our creativity, so that we may continue to be a beacon of vibrancy in this world full of darkness. You may find me or one of my kin among Vikela or Amaethea. Chief of the Taliame’onn
  3. Credit to @LaffenOutLoud for the original Tiva post. Along with all the people that he credited. The Growth of Tiva The Tiva Expansion V. 1 [!] A book would be delivered to all major Elven settlements for placement within their library. Tiva was once the sacred language of the Mali’ame, and many of its meanings were lost to time. My former chief, Skylar Taliame’onn, took it upon himself to try and compile meanings so that we could continue to use the language. I made it my life’s purpose to help expand the knowledge of Tiva and scoured all references, including seed chiefs and any book I could get my hands on, in order to make the language of Tiva more comprehensive. This book contains all my findings, compiled into one place. The contents of this book are split into the same segments as the original book and are as follows: Tiva’lye – Flowers used to identify yourself Tiva’annil – Flowers used to guide people or denote an area Tiva’illern – Flowers used in ceremonies (parties, marriage, funeral) Saner’tiva – Flowers used to communicate ideas Tiva’lye This is worn by Mali to describe physical, mental and emotional features about themselves, and others. These flowers tend to be the most commonly repeated flowers inside of a Tiva wreath. True Calling - Oregano - Worn by Scholars - Mugwort - Worn by those who have second sight or fortune tellers; can also be worn by those who have good insight - Bittersweet - Worn by those that judge and guardsmen - Orange blossom - Worn by artists - Carrion - Worn by criminals - Spider Flower - Worn by politicians - Hops - Worn by brewers or bartenders - Sweet Woodruff - Worn by teachers or mentors Personality Traits - White Jasmine - Honorable -Queen of the Night- Elegant - Hou-zi-faced Orchid- Funny - Yellow Jasmine - Heroic - Spearmint - Clever - Echinacea - Athletic - Juniper Berry - Humble - Catnip - Manipulation, manipulative - Oak leaf - Strength, unbreaking - Chamomile - Calm, balance - Patchouli - Greedy - Aloe - Sensitive - Savory - Creative - Water Lily - Feminine strength, inner peace - Red tulip - Passionate - Thyme - Comfort - Valerian - Cowardice - Borage - Blunt - Parsley - Rebirth - Bluebell - Humility - Mint - Virtuous - Wisteria - Long Life/Immortality - Lemon balm - Sympathy - Olive - Peace and Wisdom - Heather - Admiration - Violet - Loyalty - Belladonna - Silent/silence, worn by the deaf or mute -Dog Rose- Worn by the blind - Sea Holly - Hope - Lily-of-the-valley - Sweetness - Goldenrod - Justice - Hollyhock - Ambition / ambitious - Holly - Worn by individuals that are considered wise - Clematis - Mental beauty, complimenting an individual’s intelligence - Lemon balm - Sympathy - Violet - Loyalty - Birch Leaf - Weak-willed - Honeysuckle - Pure happiness - Purple hyacinth - Sorrow - Hyssop - Sacrifice - Palm fronds - Freedom - Angelica - Inspiration - Dill - Hatred of evil - ElderBerry - Good health, used to boost immunity Tiva’annil This branch of Tiva is used to denote traits about an area or guide people inside of a destination. Area Traits - Lady’s Slipper - ‘Step softly here’ - Rafflesia arnoldii - Home of the halflings - Snowdrops - ‘Azdrazi sighted here’ - Tarragon - ‘There are monsters here’ - Sage - Placed in places to ward off evil Tiva’illern The most sacred branch of Tiva. Holds flowers used in ceremonies and denotes flowers that are important to the Aspects. Events - Myrtle - Good luck in love, and in marriage. Used to decorate marriages - Lady’s Mantle - Traditionally given to widows at a funeral - Parsley - Used to decorate festivities, festive, or means an individual likes to party Saner’Tiva This is the most literal chapter of Tiva, used to give literal meanings and small phrases. This is often to compliment or reinforce ideas that are already within the Tiva wreath. Love Language - Yellow tulip - ‘Your smile is sunshine’, ‘you’re my sunshine’ - Red Salvia - ‘You’re in my thoughts’ - Blue Salvia - ‘Forever mine’ - Ambrosia - ‘Return to me’ - White Clover - ‘Think of me’ - Forget-me-nots - ‘Do not forget me’ - Bachelor’s button - Forever alone - Passionflower - “You’re beautiful” - Fennel - Worn by those that ‘get around’ - Cherry Blossom - Platonic “soulmates”, given to people who are considered to be your friends for life - Yellow Carnations - Rejection - Mimosa Flower - Secret love/ secret affair - Camellia - Longing - White rose - Given to those you think you are worthy of courting Insults - Black Rose - Wishing death, of the worst kind. Use your imagination here. - Pine leaf - ‘You are hopeless’ - Thistles - ‘You talk too much’ - Rhododendron - ‘Watch your back’; out to get someone - Crab’s blossom - Corrupt of the heart / heartless - Basil- Deceit or deceitful - Buttercups - Childishness - Wormwood - Dirty, gross - Tansy - Declaration of war - Apple Blossom - Fading hope, forsaken - Yellow Rose - Infidelity, jealousy - Wallflower - Worthless Misc. - Hydrangea - Thankful for understanding - Butterfly weed - ‘Accept the consequence of your actions’ - Acanthus - ‘It’s not about fixing, it’s about letting go’ - Coreopsis - ‘The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit’ (Patience) - Speedwell - ‘Feel Better soon’ - Green Clover - Somewhat unique in Tiva as each petal holds a different meaning, the first petal means integrity, the second means faith, the third means love, and the fourth means good luck. You are considered lucky if you find a clover with four leaves. - Edelweiss - Ultimate devotion, love, and courage; when delivered to an individual it means that you would go to any length to ensure they are safe and loved. Conclusion With the expansion, the language of Tiva is not forgotten and becomes more prevalent as the years go by. With a better understanding of Tiva comes a better understanding of our culture. Giving a voice to the voiceless. With this notion, I hope that our ideas may flourish and our community will thrive like a grassland of brilliant minds. Written and compiled by Ehrendil Taliame’onn With notes from Briar Taliame’onn ( @briarthorn ) and Skylar Taliame’onn along with several seed chief’s input. (Also some help from the amazing @Tigergiri for formatting and conclusion <3 )
  • Create New...