Men from Zetta and Oriz worshipping the Shade

The Orizians were a culture of the Sinking Plain, the people of the city-state of Oriz.They were kinsmen and old rivals of the Zettans as both peoples were nations of Merchants and Seafarers who sought to dominate the Northern Seas.


While the cityfolk were often craftsmen or traders, the commonfolk were for the most part Herders or fisherfolk.


State religion of Oriz was the Cult of Ash-Val (Or "Ash'Val") a benign male deity.Ash'val's temples were spread throughout the city.The cult's high Priest or prelate was the most influential person in the council.The Church of Ash'val had plans to expand and make it's cult the dominant religion of the lands surrounding the northern seas.


The men of the sinking plain were the descendants of Haid and Iameri and represented a good mix of both groups. They were an average of 1.62-1.88 m tall and commonly heavily-boned, stocky and sturdy built and some tended to become overweight in later years.Their skin often varied from fair or olive skin to ruddy complexion, their hair from dirty blond to dark-brown or reddish-brown, their eyes were mostly hazel or brown.

They tended to be hirsute and males had to shave or grow heavy beards.Many braided their wiry hair while it was not uncommon to begin to go bald in their middle years.


Males and females tend to live 60-70 years


The Orizians and Zettans spoke two closely related dialects of Thokot, the language of the Haid (forefathers of both Orizans and Zettans).Both really basically were the same language with just slightly different pronunciation or accent.


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