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Ruadh Political
Ruadh'Losh
Capital Nomadic
Language Yingalian
Currency Bartering
Form of Government Oligarchal
Race Rourd'ken

The Ruadh'Losh (Often shortened to Ruadh) are a nomadic race of cervine creatures that live on planet Nakti, among and between the borders of Delhang, Zalakriva, Endran, and the Land of Dread.They are genetically similar to the Kalss of the Endranite Ocean.  

Formally, they were living in an area that has now been taken over by Delhang. They now tend to be rather isolated from neighboring empires, secluded within the highlands and mountains regions.  

(WIP by Shep) 

Brief Overview

The Ruadh's high altitude life makes them excellent climbers and a very endurant people to the elements overall. They are rather xenophobic, following a long time of persecution from nearby kingdoms of Delhang for their massive stores of silver ore. Their numbers range from 5k to 10k, though they travel in many small parties of about 100 in order to hide their numbers.

Their homes are tucked deep within the mountains and highlands, and are often abandoned at a moments notice. They are constructed of stone rock walls with sod or wooden roofs, depending on available materials.. Diets consist of various forest plants and their main source of protein is lamb, given how resilient they are on long walks.

Anatomical Contrasts

Ruadh are in general, quite larger than the Kalss in height and bulk. Their fur is fluffier and thicker, as well, a mutation to help them survive their colder climate. Females and males alike

History with the Kalss

See Kalss and Rourd'ken for the speculation on this relationship.

Religion and Death

See Religion of the Ruadh'Losh.

Military

The Ruadh are highly skilled in scouting tasks, as well as long range archery. Both genders are allowed military service, though certain tasks are only reserved for others by tradition.

The Sky Wardens are a unique Ruadh practice dating back to the old empires. Sky Wardens are volunteered from military ranks to live in ancient, high temples among the peaks of mountains. They're tasked as the guardians of the town beneath, watching for enemy movements and sending messages to other wardens and civilians by use of signal fires. A Warden will live most of their life up there, celibate. Their temples are often used as military training grounds, in which the soldiers will provide gifts of food or otherwise to the Warden.

Daily Life

Most Ruadh are craftsmen, scouts, gatherers, herdsmen, or smiths. The Ruadh shelter a large amount of silver from their homelands, the very reason for their persecution, that is often used to make various family jewelry or other crafts.

Most Ruadh wear simple kilts and sashes, shirts and jackets with wool lining, and small leather guards on the soft spot of their hooves.

Language

The name of their language, "Yingalian" comes from the name they gave to the mountain ranges. Most, if not all, of the Ruadh lands right now, are in the Yingalian mountains. Their language is the variation of old Rourd'ken languages and didn't exist before they were pushed into the Yingalian mountains.

Records of the Ruadh language are at present, scarce, however the know words are either very similar to the Kalss equivalents, or proper nouns.

English Ruadh
Savior Kol
Queen Losh
Message Oson
Holy Vor

In general, the second word after a word with a ' break is the place for the possessive descriptor word. Examples would be Oson'Vor, which means "messenger of holy" or holy messanger, or Ruadh'Losh itself which means "Ruadh of the Losh (Queen)".

The Ruadh'losh follow a naming convention in the format of;

[Surname]'[Given name].

Ruadh'Losh is a name that means "Ruadh of the Queen".

As such, the race is often shortened to the formal Ruadh. Surnames are only used in formal settings, generally. Though not a "law", many notable Ruadh names use the syllable structure of 2-1, (Such as Ineth'Morr).

The Ruadh also have words and phrases that show no similarities to the language found on Kalss.

"Ghor flyll"(yo-- fl-ell): "Hello"

"Tibh mha shibh"(tiv--ha--shiv): "How are you"

"Bhig byll"(vig-- b-ell): "Goodbye"

Perhaps the most well known (and most difficult to pronounce) Ruadh phrase is:

"FlyllhdimuglljibhyutoiddaLoshungtigiytheuigtyll"(fl-ell--dih--u--gill--jiv--yi--two--da--Losh--un--tip--e--vu--ge--t-ell): "The domain of the great Losh, where all pass onto"

Ruadh is considered a very complex language for outsiders to learn or understand, and gives native Ruadh a tendency to speak very quickly even while talking in other languages.

Sexuality

Incest in the Ruadh culture is an accepted, though not commonly practiced, behavior. Similarly to the Kalss, most sex is female dominated and very exotic in practice. The Ruadh also practice non-penetrative sexual acts as a form of recreation.

The Ruadh were once quite sheltered and inexperienced as a race in sexual behaviors, but their persecution lead to them needing to seek different methods of relaxation that didn't involve much more than two people. Desperation breeds innovation.

Notable Ruadh'Losh

The Ruadh have an important place in the history of Nakti. In the Ancient Era of the Abunese calendar, it's believed that Hatkiman, the chief of the Estwara, the first tribe that attempted an invasion of Abun, during year 346, was a Ruadh. The current commander of the Ruadh military force is Roch'Tym. A Ruadh is also Ineth'Morr, the current ambassador of the Ruadh'Losh people of Abun, Nysdra and Kol.

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