Myros - Cultures (Clurgish Clans)
The city-sate of Clurgan was once the Ancient Nuric Province of Corgrix. The topography of the region is high hills, and the human culture there can be loosely compared with the Scottish Highlanders of our own history. There are three distinct differences between actual Scottish culture and the Nuric Highlanders, however:
- The Clans of Clurgan were traditionally the source of the old empire’s finest infantry. In addition to that proud tradition, the highlanders have since inherited superior dwarven metallurgy. The connection between man and weapon, therefore, has developed a cultural and spiritual significance during the past few generations, with each clan tending to gravitate toward specific weapons. Clurgish fighting styles have evolved so effectively, in fact, that virtually all fighters with the Kensai Paragon Path are, or have been trained by, clansmen.
- The clansmen have shared so much with the dwarves that the two cultures are beginning to bleed together. While most governmental or religious writings are still kept in Old Nuric (an archaic, but understandable dialect of modern common), most other forms or writing are made in the Davek script of the dwarves. The language has been altered as well, to a point where human and dwarven words mingle with each other in the same sentences. To fully converse with one of the locals in the highlands, one needs to be fluent in both common and dwarvish; anyone speaking only one of those languages can have a broken conversation with a native highlander. All highlander player characters must take both common and dwarvish as languages at first level.
- The Clurgish life outlook is a mix of the Ancient Greek Stoics and the Viking concept of Wyrd; that is to say, the highlanders believe that their collective fates are pre-determined. The clansmen are therefore known for outrageous acts of both bravery and stupidity, as they believe that their actions have no impact on the duration of their lives.