Layor (nation)

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National Overview

Nation neighbouring Kythus, residing on the north-western cape of Anexea.

Dominant Culture

Geographic Area

Population

Castes

Nobles
The great clans of Layor rule over the rest of their society based on merit through martial strength and a complex web of fealty. Such status is inheritable, but can be taken by force and often is.
Sworn Vassals
A declaration of fealty sworn before the would be liege. Doing so is a public act showing ones loyalty and desire to serve the chosen liege. Sometimes refered to as Axe Sworn, such chosen loyalty is a matter of honour and pride amongst the Layor.
Blood Vassal
A term for inherited feudal relationship. The child of a sworn or blood vassal becomes a vassal to the same liege by default. While one could swear fealty to another liege, the term indicates the vassalage of their birth, which holds strong legal implications.
Thralls
Unfree Layorans or captured foreign persons are treated as chattel slaves. They have no rights amongst the Layor and are expected to serve until death or formally released from bondage.

Government

The Layor follow a loose feudal clan system. The have no central government ruling over the entire nation, but exist as a collection of clan held territories which fight and trade with each other in equal measure. The clan heads and their families are mostly warriors, whom rule over the rest much like other feudal nations. The majority of the Layor are simple farmers, hunters, or fishers, making their living off the land.

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Military

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Religion

Dominant Religion

The Layor practice a form of ancestor worship, where the spirits of one’s predecessors are believed to watch and guide the living. They also believe in a handful of hero-ancestors, held up as exemplars regarding various aspects of the Layor way of life.

Minor Religions

Some Layor have adopted the Twinned Goddess religion, but still hold to their belief in the ancestors.

Integration with Civil

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See Also

Layor Culture
Layor People