Raiwlawbiwmtë

The Raiwlawbimtë people were one of the first cultures to inhabit the Shattered Islands, up until around 6,800 Y when they were displaced by a series of invasions from the First Htaevic Empire. Due to genetic mutation, they had hair colors ranging from purple to green, and separated into tribes based off of hair color, with people often migrating between tribes upon reaching adulthood based off their natural hair color. While inter-tribal marriage was not forbidden, and indeed there are several oral tales passed down regarding the drama caused by a purple-haired princess marrying a green-haired prince, it was generally expected that people married and procreated with others of similar hair color.

After being displaced by the Htaevic peoples around 6,800 Y, many of the purple haired tribes migrated northwards into the Meó basin while many of the green haired tribes migrated southwards into Unuvun. The purple-haired tribes assimilated into ancient Meóese society, while the green-haired tribes overwhelmed the native Konods in Unuvun and more or less claimed the island for themselves.

Technology

The Raiwlawbimtë were a bronze-age culture, and in fact their reliance on inferior bronze tools was one of the reasons they were displaced by the iron-using Htaevic culture.

Language

The Raiwlawbimtë spoke a variety of languages closely related to those present in Nokhta at the time.

Culture

The Raiwlawbimtë revered the colors green and purple, and considered them to be opposites of one another. They had a complicated system of stone monument construction; religious monuments would start their life cycle as stone circles, and once they had accumulated sufficient divine energy the stone would be harvested and used in the construction of much larger stone pyramids, topped with large bronze bells and rung out at sunrise and sunset in order to worship the divine spirits of their ancestors and unborn children who lived on Haki.

Raiwlawbimtë's funeral ceremonies made use of both cremation and of burial. Those judged to have lived a good life were cremated so that their spirit may float upwards to Haki, while those judged to have lived a bad life were buried as punishment so that their spirit would forever be trapped in Pavala and they would be unable to continue the natural cycle of existence by living their next life on Haki.