Tribesmen

Continually training, these fellows are always ready for the next conquest. Be it subjugating a clan or annihilating brigands, tribesmen gain decisive outcomes.

The primary weapon is the spear supplemented by blade and cudgel. At war, some tribesmen wield a battle-ax in lieu of the club.

Archery is known, but not typical. After all, a spear hits harder than an arrow. Too, a good one is tricky to make, as flint is difficult to find in these environs. Arrowheads are precious – and reused.

Regular patrols are necessary to rebuff encroachment whether it be by outcasts or another tribe. Tribesmen almost always act in groups consisting of a pair or more. Thus, they are rarely vulnerable to an easy taking.

The same can not be said for those who they claim to protect: clans who beseech for aid against brigands. Tribesmen help out the former – when they feel like it.

Much of their life, though, is spent doing more mundane activities, such as hunting, skinning, butchering, and so forth. Slaves drudge on cooking, child rearing, and making, mending, and washing clothing.

Their culture is limited to the necessary. Little art and no drama exists, though storytelling is prevalent.

Ethnic strife is not a factor in tribal life. Neither is, for the most part, much racial identity. If you have earned your place as part of these elites, you speak their language, you practice their customs, you are one of them. Phrased differently, a hyphenated tribesman is not a tribesman at all.