Barbarian Cultures
Introduction
This page introduces the barbarian cultures on the continent.  There are going to be some game effects for the cultural influence.  These will be clearly outlined as such at the end of the description of the culture.  Each of the barbarians will have the following sections: Basic Culture including their primary gods (this does not mean that they would not worship anyone else but the tribes tend to worship these gods), Primary Races, Game Effects.

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Desert Barbarian
Basic Culture
The desert nomads at they are commonly called are the greatest horsemen of the age.  They wear layers of robes generally brightly colored with each level varying the colors.  They are a very sensual people for the most part and they tend to be very dark    Marriage is very simple.  If you have sex with someone you are considered to be married.  They practice two forms of dance: waterdancing and firedancing.  The waterdance is a sensual dance to arouse others it may be done both with a partner to arouse them or alone to arouse an audience.  Firedancing is a fast violent dance that exalts the violent side of human nature.  They use mostly drums and vocals to make their music.
They are also wanderers and horsemen without compare.  They consider the horses to be members of the family and have an uncanny ability to understand them.  They never sell the horses but an experienced warrior can expect to be supplied a horse at some point in his life as a gift from the warrior.  There horses are small and very intelligenct (for horses)
The desert nomads are located in the desert that covers the western edge of the continent.
Worships: Vitae, Areona, Hale
Primary Races
Mostly human, there are a few members of the smaller races but they tend to be rare among them.
Game Effects
Weapons Allowed: All small martial weapons  except pick and lance,  you also recieve skilsl in longsword, scimitar, scythe
Free Skills: Horsespeaker 1 point, ride horse 2 points
Horsespeaker is a specialized handle animal and animal empathy horse only.
Note: the barbarian does not begin a horse,  however.
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Jungle Barbarian
Basic Culture
Worships:
Primary Races
Game Effects
Weapons Allowed
Free Skills: Drumspeak (a special language of drums) 1 point, climb 1 point and animal empathy 1 point
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Lakes Barbarian
Basic Culture
Worships:
Primary Races
Game Effects
Weapons Allowed
Free Skills: boathandling 1 point, swimming 1 point and fishing 1 point.
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Mountain Barbarian
Basic Culture
The mountain barbarians wear thick furs of either white fur bearing animals or other furs dyed a dirty white.  They are a very simple people for most part with a simplistic understanding of barter that they only use with strangers.  Their own society is very communal they live in large houses where all the members share both warmth and resources.  They share both their property their kills and even their mates for the best interest of the clans.  They tend to be both tall and broad.
The mountain barbarians come from the moutains that seperate the western desert from the rest of the continent.  They excel in flutes, drums, a few very basic stringed instruments and vocal music.  Their dance is very simplistic but wild
Worships:: Vitae, Moure, Tril, Borlan, Aerona
Primary Races:  The mountain barbarians are generally human but there are a few of the animalmen among them.
Game Effects
Weapons Allowed: handaxe, throwing axe, pick, battleaxe, longsword, pick heavy,  warhammer, greathammer, greataxe, greatclub, longspear, shortbow
Free Skills: climb 1 point, animal empathy 1 point, and craft: sewing 1 point

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Plains Barbarian
Basic Culture
Worships:
Primary Races
Game Effects
free run feat
Weapons Allowed
Free Skills: hide 1 point
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Steppe Barbarian
Basic Culture
Worships:
Primary Races
Game Effects
free feat endurance
Weapons Allowed
Free Skills: hide 1 point
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Swamp Barbarian
Basic Culture
The swamp barbarians have one of the harshest cultures of any of the barbarians.  The society survives by the most powerful leading and those with the most useful skills live well while those with less useful skills being less respected.  Battle and hunting are the most respected skills among the people.  They have marriages by which the husband must best both the wife and her champion in battle.  If the champion wins he must best the woman in battle and then he can marry.  The women are subservient to the men in all things except in healing where they are the masters.  The men hunt while the women gather.The women also excel in massage.
The swamp barbarians excel in leathercraft.  They have flutes and drums and excel in vocal music.  They also make woodcrafted stringed instruments..
Worships:
Primary Races: Lizardmen, goblinkin live in almost equal numbers among the swamp barbarians
Game Effects
Weapons Allowed: axe throwing, hand axe, short sword, long sword, scimitar, trident, longspear, halberd,  shortbow,
Free Skills: craft: leatherworking 1 point, swimming 1 point and hide 1 point.
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