The Ton are a human ethnic group originating in the fertile wetlands filling Taifen’s narrow middle, located directly on Canno’s equator. During prehistory they lived as fishermen and hunter-gatherers in the Ton-Ga Bogs. The abundant plant and wildlife ensured that they had no need for agriculture–not to mention making it downright dangerous!–and the early Ton […]
A respectful observation, fellow writers: real world cultures are distinguished by more than sexual permissiveness and/or “weird” gender roles relative to an already mistaken idea of Medieval European social norms. With that first sentence, I’ve viciously murdered a swath of stock “exotic” cultures. It shouldn’t be so easy to eviscerate the cultures of hundreds of […]
Ethnographers and cultural anthropologists generally agree that if something shows up in every culture, it’s important for humans. The Mongols and other Steppe-nomads were accustomed to levels of hardship almost unthinkable even for contemporary peoples such as Germanic tribesmen. The Mongols still had booze. I rest my case.