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Clan Fionnos

Location -
Exiled Lands/Frozen North

Type:
Settled in Kaer Lir.

Clan symbol -
Large white stag.

Allies:
None.

Enemies -
Picts, Dafari, The Dogs of the Desert, The Black Hand, The Relic Hunters.

Traditions -
Taking its traditions from Clan Fionnos, all young boys aged 15 have to part take in a raid upon the Picts, only those strong enough return to the Clan yet within the Exiled Lands, Ardghal has changed the tradition to raiding the Dafari-Cannibals.

All adults within the clan are expect to learn arts such as metalworking, leatherworking and woodworking to further the Clan while some adults will learn to buid to help improve the buildings of the clan and the defences, also adults are expected to be ready to defend the Clan's honour and to protect the Clan.

Every year near the end the Clan part take in The Great Hunt. The Hunt is for clansmen to show off their hunting skills and to teach the young to hunt and be ready to take part in the Great Hunt. Each skilled hunter is to bring back a worthy kill so the heads of the mighty beasts maybe hung in the Hall of the Hunt.

The way Clan Fionnos deals with disputes over property is a battle of words however when it is insults and assult, these have to be paid with blood.

The passing on the title of Chieftain is always handed down to the eldest son of the Chieftain. Duels for leadership is allowed given the right reasons such as the Chieftain unable to keep his Clan safe or deal with a threat. Duels are deadly and will result in the death of someone. Family feuds may also start because of these duels.

Treasure -
The most prized item belonging to Clan Fionnos is the Khopesh of the Wolf, a Pictish weapon found within the Exiled Lands. It is unknown how the Pict who wielded this got the weapon but the wolf head engraved in the blade was clear that the Pictish Wolf Clan owned it.


Clan Laws -
1. Trespassing with intetions to attack will be met with hostility.
2. Remain true to one’s clan (and by extension the clan’s traditions and customs).
3. Worship of gods from outside of Cimmeria is forbidden and will be met with death.(Outsiders are exceptions.)
4. Stealing shall be met with personal property been taken off said person who stole.
5. Taking women by force is forbidden. If anyone is found to have committed this act shall be met with death by torture.
6. Only attack them who need attacked and defend them who need defended.
7. Speak only the truth; punish liars and expose falsehoods
8. Clan members will not accept no imprisonment from anyone.
9. Take only what is necessary; taking more than is necessary is theft
10. Remain true to one’s word

Clan Religion

Clan Fionnos follow two of the Cimmerians: Badb and Lugh.

Badb

Badb is a war goddess who often assumes the form of a raven or carrion-crow (her favorite disguise although only occasionally is a wolf) nd is then referred to as Badb Catha, meaning “battle raven”. Not only is she believed to take part in battles themselves, she also influences their outcome by causing confusion among the warriors with her magic. The battle-fi
eld is often called the Land of Badb, and Badb is invoked as a curse or oath by Cimmerians preparing themselves for a full-on battle.

Some warriors invoking Badb’s power in the eve of a battle recite her dire lay:
Summer without flowers,
Kine without milk,
Women without modesty,
Men without valour;
Captives without a king,
Woods without mast
Sea without produce

The belief is not that Badb will aid the sword arm or strengthen the shield-wall, but rather turn the fortunes of battle against the enemy, thus making it easier for the Cimmerians to enter the Land of Badb.

Lugh

Little mentioned by Cimmerians as a whole, but brought to the lips in some clans, Lugh is the god of personal prowess, especially arts and crafts. He is also the god of the harvest although, given the poor weather and low reliance on crops amongst Cimmerians, this aspect of his nature is rarely acknowledged.

Known as ‘The Long-Handed’, Lugh is considered to be a god of spearmen and archers, when his warlike aspect is foremost although, for most Cimmerians, either Crom or the Morrigan is considered to be the more effective god of war.
Cha cheòl do dhuin' a bhròn uil' aithris.
[It is no music to a man to recite all his woe.]
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Posted Aug 23, 17 · OP · Last edited Sep 12, 17
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Back in Cimmeria, a known tradition was for Fionnos men to wear kilts after getting married, the Clan of 250 was known for turning up at raidings in their kilts or when the Bloody Spear was called. The Fionnos Clansmen were hard to miss, they were a sight indeed for other Clans and the enemy, wearings kilts of different colours filling the ranks of Fionnos men.

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Cha cheòl do dhuin' a bhròn uil' aithris.
[It is no music to a man to recite all his woe.]
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Posted Aug 24, 17 · OP
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SO!

The Clan will have ranks within now to ensure everyone has a role but to also tell who is what.


Chieftain - Ceannard
Elder - Hynaf
Priest - Sagart
Warrior - Laochra
Hunter - Helfarch
Craftsmen - Crefftwr
Cha cheòl do dhuin' a bhròn uil' aithris.
[It is no music to a man to recite all his woe.]
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Posted Sep 15, 17 · OP
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Kaer Lir at night.

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Cha cheòl do dhuin' a bhròn uil' aithris.
[It is no music to a man to recite all his woe.]
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Posted Sep 17, 17 · OP
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