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•About the Raxananikoa•


The Raxananikoa are human. They live mainly in the grasslands between the mountains that form their island, the most concentrated area being the coast of Lake Hukasal in the center of the island.

Because they worship Raxanazar, the Lord of Winds, they have a special place in their heart for birds. Adults wear garments with "wings" on the back, constructed usually of wood and cloth, painted to look like real bird wings. High-ranking priests and priestesses, however, sometimes wear wings covered in real bird feathers sewn onto the cloth, making the illusion that they can fly more believable. Both genders also wear flowing robes, knee-length for children and ankle-length for adults, usually also decorated in the likeness of feathers. The long sleeves also usually end in long fringes to simulate wings, if the ones on their backs weren't enough.

Needless to say, it is illegal to kill a bird in Raxanadon. This is never a problem, as fish abound in the lakes and on the coast. Wild deer also live on the island, brought as beasts of burden by the ancestors of the Raxananikoa

Raxananikoan art is carving more than painting. There is ample igneous rock to be found in Raxanadon, and they carve and polish this into beautiful pieces. Almost every home has a statue or some other carven artwork. Volcanic glass is cut and used for wind chimes or other decorations. This is, however, not widely sold, so few people on foreign shores know of the magnificent pearls of Raxanikoan art.

Raxananikoan currency is in the form of volcanic glass beads, which are strung together and weighed for value. The standard bead weight, called the buk, is about one gram. Other sizes include the bukde, 1/7 the size of a buk, the kabuk, axbuk, and senbuk, worth two, three, and four buks, respectively. The largest bead weight, the tanbuk, weighs as much as seven buks. This, of course, is because the Raxananikoa's number system is based on seven.