Far to the southeast, beyond reach of compass or sextant, is the mysterious isle of D’taniynoa B’azmoroa, birthplace of the Wyrmkin. The large island is home to all manner of wildlife, it’s near tropical weather breeding a beautiful and dangerous variety of plant and animal life. It is here, amongst toxic plants, and vicious predators that the Wyrmkin are raised and tested. They live a fairly tribal life, centered almost entirely around the protection of their draconic parent. Wyrmkin who have been released from their parent’s service tend to band together, forming small groups that function like families, with more experienced Wyrmkin leading and teaching their younger cousins. Many wyrmkin leave the island to explore the wider world, but many mysteries remain on the island itself, learned only by the most diligent of their kind.Click here to Read More
The population of the islands remains fairly small, numbering only in the hundreds, due partially to the emigration of a large percentage of Wyrmkin once they become independent, but also to the fact that Wyrmkin cannot breed, and only are born when a dragon returns to the island to reincarnate.
Form of Government
The various tribes of D’taniynoa B’azmoroa function only loosely with any form of government. The eldest Wyrmkin lead family bands, and bands interact with each other mostly on peaceful terms. Bands tend to keep to their own territory, hunting and gathering for supplies, with little to no need to expand or migrate, since their population changes quite rarely.
The closest thing to a primary tribe would be considered the Golden Claw Tribe, which is led by three children of Asoriu, the Patient One. The tribe identifies each other by painting a single claw gold, with a strange yellow flower that grows in their territory that glows in the moonlight. This tribe is deferred to with most major decisions, as the tribe holds more than two hundred Wyrmkin in its territory alone.
The Wyrmkin of the island tend not to worship the gods during their time on the island, though they do know of them. Anything they know of the mainland they learn from their dragon parent, or from other Wyrmkin who may have returned from visiting the mainland themselves. They know of the gods mostly as far away paragons, and may only learn to worship them after they become more accustomed to the idea of gods if they immigrate to the mainland.
Poor. The islanders trade with each other with different pelts, foods, and herbs. There is no trade between the island and the mainland.
South of Yomi, low tropical climate.
Wyrmkin, with the occasional dragon.
Zuria, Auria, and Kolriu
The two sisters and brother (respectively) that make up the leaders of the Golden Claw tribe.
Son of the the Songstress Nydelli, leader of the Dragon’s Voice band, a small group of Wyrmkin who travel the island attempting to locate sacred sites of dragons.
Culture and Customs
The Wyrmkin have developed a small number of customs, that mirror their devotion to their parent in their everyday life. Younger Wyrmkin tend to do what they can to protect and impress their superiors, like they used to with their parent. Older Wyrmkin use focus on bettering the band, and their subordinates in order to better emulate what they believe it is to be a Draconic parent. They tend do things in the name of their parent, invoking their parents name in a small prayer before doing things they believe would bring glory.
Golden Claw Tribe
Led by three children of Asoriu the Patient One, the Golden Claw makes up a large chunk of the local population of Wyrmkin on D’taniynoa B’azmoroa. The tribe denotes its members by painting a single claw on their right hand gold, using a beautiful yellow flower found on the island, that also glows by moonlight. Zuria, Auria, and Kolriu lead the tribe as its elders, deciding on any major issues that bring themselves to the attention of the band. They often assist smaller groups of Wyrmkin in hunting, or making shelter, an often find new clutches of newborn Wyrmkin early in their life cycle. The siblings remember the hardship of protecting their own parent, and sometimes assist newer clutches in protecting their parent, even though they are no longer bound by the same compulsion of responsibility.
Dragon’s Voice Tribe
A small and reclusive band of Wyrmkin, the Dragon’s Voice spends much of its time scouring the island for ancient relics and sites of their dragon parents, under the direction of its current leader, Yrdellu, son of Nydelli the Songstress. The tribe numbers very few, not often above fifty members, but the band itself is quite old, being in existence for longer than its oldest members remember. They spend their time collecting fragments of knowledge about their dragon parents, showing a particular interest in the language of dragons, believing the magical words hold great power if they can be understood and wielded by the scions of dragon blood.