The Oufaav Liyth (Ousav: "Exiled Men", singular Ouf Liyth) were once
the kinsmen of the Artoran humans, but then the Artorans chose to abandon
them. They have since become hardened and bitter, but this resentment has
pushed them on to become the most technologically and magically advanced
of the known nations.
Frame Value: 6 (Male) / 5 (Female), Variation Average
Height Value: 6 (Male 5'6", Female 5'3"), Variation Average
- Slightly Dark to Average complexion, Black to Medium Brown
straight hair, Black to Brown or Dark Green eyes
- Fairly tough, but weakening slightly as technology and cities
develop. Good resistance to disease.
Background Development: 8 years
Gender Ratio: 50% Male at birth, 65% male in general population
- Inherent Aspects:
- Recommended Aspects:
- Resistance (Disease)
- Unique Abilities:
Expertises and Attributes
- Inherent Expertises:
- Language (Ousaav) 5, Language (Gebgengin) 1, Language (Artorian) 3,
Language (Thanonshad) 1
- Recommended Expertises:
- Craft (Farming)
- Profile Restrictions:
- Minimum Attributes:
- Environmental Adaptation:
- Prefer temperate to warm plains, but have High
tolerance for other climates, though colder areas and seasons require
insulating clothing or other means of preserving heat.
Culture and Social Interaction
Dominance: Based on age and perceived wisdom.
Heritage Orientation: Ethnocentric (Reaction - Exclusion)
- The average Ouf Liyth lives in or near a town, engaging in
some form of agricultural pursuit.
- As this is an all-encompassing Heritage Template for Ouf Liyth
society, this information can be found in the Oufusav writeup.
- Symbols and Creative Arts:
- Simple, closed, hollow geometric forms are
commonly used, with triangles being associated with simple concepts and
greater numbers of sides (usually regular polygons) representing more
complex concepts and the circle associated with society or a settlement as
- Clothing and Decoration:
- Light- to moderate-weight cloth is worn
throughout much of the year, with skins and furs becoming more common in
colder climes. While clothing is generally unadorned and left
in its natural colors, jewelry made of painted stones, bone, and sticks is
common and generally follows the simple geometric patterns described above.
- Both sexes wear similar clothing, consisting of separate upper and lower
garments. Shirts and skirts are the norm within settled areas, with long
pants replacing the skirts in more rural areas where the extra protection
of the legs is required. Skirts are normally worn over loincloths. In
extremely warm weather, the loincloths may be worn alone.
- Women who are Unfree are marked by a triangular scar (point down) beneath
the right eye. Though it is not the norm, some slaves are only allowed to
wear loincloths (assuming favorable weather).
- Religious and Magical Considerations:
- The Oufaav Liyth are the only society
which has become sufficiently concentrated for gods to coalesce from the
astral energy, as detailed in the religious Origin documents. They have
also developed magic more fully than any other group except the
- The Oufaav Liyth have a rather old society which was changed
radically by their first encounter with the
Artoran Cats. Many of the human
hunters found that they were able to telepathically link themselves to the
Cats, allowing them to hunt far more efficiently. With this increased
ability, nearly all humans who could link soon became hunters and, in time, the
hunters came to dominate the society. Eventually, the linked hunters
declared the others useless and forced them from the camps, leaving them to
their own devices.
- The loss of their main hunting force cost the Oufaav
Liyth many lives, but also sped their development of fishing and
agriculture. Once these sources of food were established, they turned to
technology and magici first as ways of defending themselves against the
occasional raiders and tribes of Artorans with which they fought. This
advancement is now being turned towards revenge.
- Partly due to the influence of the Artoran Cats, the hunters became
a primarily matriarchal group before exiling the non-linked members of the
society. The Oufaav Liyth have since blamed most of their problems on
allowing women to get out of control and thus have come to repress women
frequently and often brutally. Women and children are often treated as
property; the Ousaav expression for "child of" is even identical to the
Last updated 6 June 1995 by Dave Sherohman
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