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The Yaelkan Naiman Tribe

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The Naiman Tribe

Main Family Culture:
Drahl (Yaelk)

Family Surname:

Patriarch or Matriarch character name:

Ziad Naiman (If you want his backstory let me know and I can dm it to you)

Head of Household’s Minecraft Username:

Head of Household’s Discord Username:

Family Members:
Ziad Naiman (AionTbird), Nichola Naiman (Verando), Mara-Lee Naiman (Faeborn)

House History
(Please include at least two to four paragraphs of the history of the house, the date of its official founding or recognition, and any significant events leading up to the current date. Also explain how and why the family is elevated to the rank of nobility. Using pictures and font styles for extra dramatic effect is also encouraged):

Forever Existing:
For as long as the Yaelks have roamed the lands, the Naimans have taken charge among the largest of Yaelk clans. The Naiman Tribe's founding is unknown to it's members and the rest of the world as they do not keep formal records on paper. The Naimans have always existed in their minds, being passed down from generation to generation. The Naimans are one of the oldest Yaelk tribes in the world. Some stories that have been passed down through the wise men and seers that the Naimans were the ones to have burned down Sin Kath, although this fact was never formally proven. The stories of the Naimans are passed down through their wise men, embllished with tales of bravery and heroism. The earliest story that is factually proven and is told on regular occasion throughout Yaelk campfires is the tale of Kharvas, the Scorcher. Kharvas is the earliest Terkhan of the Naiman clan that is remembered. He lead the charge of on the great city of torturous heathens and burned it to the ground. His arrow pierced the heart of their emperor, and as a sign of his strength, he bathed the steps of their palace in his blood. When he was asked by the people if he were to stay on the throne, he said one thing before moving on with his clan "To get fat? No." This moment is what elevated the Naiman Terkhan Kharvas to nobility. The years that were to follow Terkhan Kharvas held many tales of great raiders that attempted to sack the great cities of Elios and Norvaskr. None of these were successful, but these failures only bolstered the Naiman's namesake across the land as those who feared no walls and would roam as they please. During the siege of Elios, the Naiman seer, Toghemur the Guiding Spirit played a pivotal role in securing the retreat of several Yaelkan tribes. However, the times that followed would be some of the hardest years to come for the Naiman tribe as other major powers hunted their brethren down until nearly the last. Gerelma, the wise woman, saved the last of the Naiman's people by hiding them in the sacred caves of Moletuk in the far south. Thus, the tribe survived, and eventually grew once more.

Breaking the Mold:
When the teachings of Tsarra reached the tribe, it was fairly easy to integrate their belief in the sky mother with the all mother that is Tsarra. They had previously practiced herbalism as a method to commune with their ancestors, and with Tsarra's healing only reinforcing their beliefs, they saw her as a earthly aspect of the sky mother, her gift to the world. They spread along the entirety of Esna, making themselves great again, avoiding most of the larger powers, except for the Empire of Tsarra. Around the time of upheaval within that empire, the Naiman warrior Khudu took initiative to head to the great mountain and watch the empire burn from heaven. His hubris would cost the tribe however once the settled lands of the north stopped their bickering amongst each other. The Naiman tribe was nearly completely enslaved and destroyed. Battsetseg, spirit seer of the tribe, was the only one who gave their spirits any hope during this time of hardship, as their lands were completely overrun by Oserian Soldiers. By the end of the hardships, most of the Naiman had been raised Oserian and lost a sense of identity. Though Khudu and the surviving free members bolstered their ranks and traveled once more.

The Crisis:
When the plague hit, Ziad and Nichola Naiman's father Erdeni led the tribe to the most Isolated parts of the plateau, but they were still heavily affected, as trade needed to be conducted with the cities of Esna. Erdeni passed away about 20 years ago, and simultaneously, without much issue, Ziad was voted to head the tribe in its future. Nichola would be its wise man. The tribe in time learned to trade with the Northerners, where the plague was very sparse. This all backfired when the great storm Rithgar hit, and the tribe was split from within, some trapped in the north, and some stuck down south, even in the Oserian blockade. Ziad and Nichola know no survivors other than themselves. It is Ziad's hope to re-bolster the clan, and lead them to glory as his predecessors once did before.

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(Optional) House artifacts, coat of arms etc
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The Laws of the Naimans:

1. Do not hurt your fellow tribesman physically without being ordained by heaven.
2. Do not fall against the Naiman tribe, or you will be cast upon the stones.
3. Do not fall to the earth when dying, let yourself be ascended to heaven's peaks.
4. Do not question your Chief, unless he has fallen from heaven.
5. Understand your seer in all things, and heed his advice.
6. Do not harm a Naiman wife or husband.
7. Do not take another Naiman's possession.
8. Take a woman into the tribe before bedding her, make her your wife. You can claim one as your concubine according to ancient traditions.
9. Do not lie to another Naiman.

Use this space to add any links to any family documents which will be updated regularly such as a family tree or any historical accounts of lore: (The Naiman Tribe) (Ziad Naiman) (Nichola Naiman, A man of Old Times.) (Mara's Memory Loss Emergency Handbook)
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Sep 27, 2015
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Congratulations! Your noble bloodline has been approved!

Your house is now part of the official server history and canon.

You are also able to claim a county and develop a nation!

We have designed a new noble bloodlines area of the forums here: (Noble Bloodlines)

Here you can make a main post for your house which you can design yourself, it will also act as the main page of your house listing all active members and help players find and join your bloodline.

As we currently have a high number of noble houses we have decided to hold off on accepting any houses after this for a while till the server population increases.This house was accepted as it is a Drahl noble house to give each culture a noble house until the map expands.
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