Common culture of the slemmering

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Deity: Sin

Demography: 0.6 million

Common languages:

  • Southern Trade (Dutch)
  • Northern Trade (English)
  • Halfling

Common societal structures:

  • Immigrant

Example female names:
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Example male names:
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Slemmering can be found all over Heimr. The usually live within the villages and cities the other races have created. Slemmering like to incorporate one of their indulgences into their jobs. In Midgard slemmering tend to run brothels and shady bars. Other Slemmering invest in certain businesses, trance sleep for a while and see what their money has become.
One of the things they all have in common is that they never forget who wronged them. Revenge is a strong motivation for a slemmering to get up and actually do something other than take good care of his own indulgence. However, most slemmering don't feel the need to indulge themselves in the revenge and sometimes "trade" their grudges. Slemmering don't like to travel and thus if some other revenge can be executed closer, but on somebody else, the slemmering is happy to give his revenge away to some slemmering who feels the same way. Sometimes rituals are used to exchange the actual anger and thus emotional need to perform the revenge. In some area's actual "revenge fairs" or "grudge fairs" are held at secluded places on a regular basis to facilitate this. It isn't rare for slemmering to mate and feast during these fairs... they are together now anyway.

Cultural appearance

Not wishing to be mistaken for the fast living, hasty and in their eyes "lesser" race of humans, some slemmering have taken it upon themselves to chance the appearance of their race. Some slemmering societies choose to permanently mark their members in some way to distinguish themselves from humans. This sometimes takes the form of permanents like specific tattoos, piercings and other forms of body modifications, sometimes extreme in nature.

Diet

A dormant slemmering sleeping in a garbage dump for example is able to sustain himself many times over simply on the food people throw away. The fact that a slemmering can survive healthy within such a condition is however not an excuse to actually do so. Most slemmering are too proud to live in such dangerous conditions. However the fact that they can is a comforting thought to any slemmering.

Art, Music, Literature

Slemmering absolutely love entertainment. Quality of life is a high must for most Slemmering and their lust for entertainment is usually enough to lure them from slumber and dormant state even without the promise of food. For all their love for the Arts, slemmering performers are rare, the discipline to learn the skills necessary to create good art, music or stories is usually far above the discipline actually possessed by the slemmering.