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Womaw

The Dragon-Lord

The Wômaw (D.S."Gifted People") were an ancient people in the farthest east in the second Age.They were Avaradan-tribes heavily infuenced by the culture of Angband through the impact of the Dragon Utumkodur.

History

The Wômaw originally consisted of four tribes who formed the later core-lands of Wômawas Drûs, the Wômac (D.S."Those of the Home"), Wôm (D.S."Minds"), Krawaan (D.S."Coastlanders") (later Krawaan Goak) and Narig (later Móak).These tribes were later still sometimes collectively known as the Wômaw.During their rise the Wômaw also subjugated, and largely assimilated, tribes of scattered plains nomads as the Cuivac (or Suurk Kaelan) and some tribes of the Woodmen of the Far east. Sometimes also the Surk, Ruulurk, Lôkaw and Aegaw were counted as Wômaw,the Surk being the original inhabitants of Thuriac Codya and far-travelling sea-warriors that later became the Vulmaw and Argaw and the Ruulurk having been the Inhabitants of the northern isles such as Rôlfandas.The Lôchans (Lôkaw) were also descendants of Surk-Wômaw who had wandered southwards along the eastern coasts to the Lands of the Lakhab, where they had intermixed with the braric culture.The Aegaw were a closely related people, being descendants of Woodmen of the Far east who had come under the influence of the Ilhian and Micginá, Wômaw emissaries, and were counted as a Wômaw-tribe by some.

Dragonhelm

A Member of the Awdu Awg

Language

The Wômaw´s language was called Soelaasi Bu (old Wômarin), their descendants in the third Age speak Soelaasi ( New Wômarin or simply Wômarin).In the early second Age the Wômaw had used an Avarin tongue as their sacred ritual-language.

Appearance

Physically the Womaw men had an average height of 6'3" with an average wieght of 195 pounds. Those of high lineage generally had fair, beardless faces, with grey eyes, red skin and straight black hair.

Wômaw of Renown

TheGrimburgoth

Aôn, a Wômaw Sorcerer

Outer Information

The Avaradan of the ICE-Canon were modeled after american Indian rather than eastern Asian Cultures, as well the Wômarin languages (including Lôchan,Argawin and Vulman) were loosely based on eastern Amerind vocabulary.A possible real-world parallel could be the Itelmen of the Kamchatka Peninsula, who are believed to be closely related to the alaskan Tlingit Indians.

References

  • History of the Utter East (Based around MERP sourcebooks),Teacher: Laurre

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