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  • Sippenhaft

    Sippenhaft is from of guilty by association that causes family members to suffer shame and ostricization for the illegal or taboo actions of a relative.

  • Frith

    Frith is concept in _Theodh_ culture that refers to peace, harmony and unity within an community, usually an [[Aett | _Aett_]]. Theodh society strives to mantain frith within a community at almost any cost.

  • Holmgang

    Holmgang is a duel of honor, which can only be one-on-one. A holmgang is held in a small enclosure between wooden poles and cloak placed on the ground. The first person who's blood spills on the cloak loses (they also lose if they flee or refuse to fight …

  • Skald

    Skalds are a mix of scholars and bards, they are not only are poets and performers, they also memorized all the lore, history and tales of their people. Skalds performed at festivals and feasts, and competed in poetic contests of both memory and …

  • Heiti + Kenning

    A _Heiti_ is poetic synonym for a word. while a _Kenning_ is a poetic phrase for a word. They used often in Theodh poetry. For example "feeder of ravens" is _kenning_ for a sword, while "storm" is a _heiti_ for an attack,

  • Flyting

    A _flyting_ is a poetic insult competition that is done in verse, usually between [[Skald | skalds]] at banquets.

  • Runes

    Runes are the alphabet of Theodh. The Theodh very rarely use Runes for codexs and parchment, they inscribe most of their writing on more permanent features, be it the walls of their buildings, clothing, jewelry, weapons and tools, and of course memorial …

  • Symbel

    A _symbel_ is a group drinking activity, usually done at banquets, in which a mead a large, ornate chalice is passed around to each man. As each man drinks a sip of the mead, he makes a toast, oath or boast, or he may even recite a poem or song, before he …

  • Kleos

    _Kleos_ is a Remulan concept meaning glory or renown, usually used in reference to great heroes of old. It is considered to passed through generations, from father to son; the son of great man must at the very least mantain the _Kleos_ of his forefothers,

  • Ollam

    Ollam is the highest rank of any druid, regardless of profession. It means "master" or "teacher". Young druids are sent off at an early age of study under the apprenticeship of an Ollam. There is also an office of Cheif Ollam, which even in the old …

  • Curdamir

    "The Champions Portion". The curdamir is best cut of meat, which is always given to the most skilled and brave warrior present at a feast. In legend, it is often disputed violently between heroes. To give a tiny portion of meat to a warrior is a massive …

  • Druids

    The Druids are a high-ranking professional class of the Elves. They are religious leaders, legal authorities, lore keepers, healers, and advisors, as well as poets, musicians, artisans and smiths. Most professionals and skilled people fall into their …