Nevrea(ネヴリャン) is the land located on the west of planet Tal, and is the homeland of Nevreans. Most of this area is taken up by the Nev mountains(ネヴ山脈) that the nevreans see as their home. There are only Nevreans as Eltus habitater, but there were some sergals that corresponds to Western sergals in northwest area until RC 28.
This area is not urbanized, and native nevreans living in this land have very unique and unparalleled culture that is totally different from that of the other Eltus races, and strict formed gender roles.
This land is national seclusion-like exclusive place, have maintained civilization of their own for a long time, most of them did not know a foreign country and other races at all. They never acculturate, never do intercultural exchanges with other country, and will be keeping their culture as unalloyed condition until the time of the end of planet Tal.
They are continuing living in only nevreans for a long time, but people who were living in northwest area had the interchange with Western sergals until Shigu army invaded the western lands. Some nevreans who were close to sergals took refuge in the southern lands with a few Western sergal survivors after the genocide in western lands by Shigu, approx the year 28 in Rain-Calendar. Afterwards, such refugees led to Urban nevreans.
Main article for common features of all Nevreans
Native nevreans culture
They pursue a traditional lifestyle with gorgeous opera performed by only males culturally, and very unique and unparalleled love romance style. Their own opera is filled by males gay romance mainly, and all actor males follow the classic story, formed role and manner which are given to each ones. Males 'acting' for love romance have no distance to everyday life from role and story on the stage of opera, then their romantic songs and talking between each males usually reach to out of opera. They even begin intention of their feelings of romance against each other from the stage of decide the casting. Male gay romance is major and basic theme for opera. There's also plays that express romance between females, yet even those case, a casts are composed by only male actors.
As for unisex culture, there's a bow and arrow as another primary tradition. It is important usage for females especially.
Their isolated culture means they almost unable to use the official language of planet Tal. They have their own language, even though their usage of proper words is unclear. It it is most likely based on their version of poetry and music. And they convey all of information by speech, their language culture don't have a written language hence there's no lyrics and musical score in their songs. They perfectly understand each other, and pass on knowledge and culture through oral traditions just like Earth's Ainu or Aboriginals would. Also the combination of colors of the feathers and the pattern of the dance by males sometimes have a meanings, and it can play as one way to tell something.
There's general idea of "Judda" in cultural sense, but it has different concept and role from Judda system in Gold Ring.
Their sexual culture is totally different from other race, they never act sexual intercourse for fun in any case. Their sexual intercourse is strictly carried out for reproduction only, and every behavior and expression from romance between males kept as clean and chaste thing due to their culture sense.
Females have come to value the males socially, and not just as partners. They consider this treat as cultural virtue and most important factor for keeping peaceful days; always give a liberal life to males, and keep males being able to flap their wings with the glitter. - Males beauty is considered immortal in their myths and legends, the soul of beautiful males is said to be undergoing a glittering transformation and revival upon their death.
The occupations that they can take are depends on each strict gender roles that have been formed and defined from ancient times. Males basically take the front position of the stage of entertainment like opera and chorus. In contrast with it, females work on technical jobs for usual life while taking the position of the backstage.
Their ability is very superior for those activity for usual life. Since they have built a settlement on a rough spots like mountainous area and cliffs from ancient times, they can build very complicated fixing structure on various terrain by their skillful group work.
They follow the rule for females - "Females should be reticent as cultural virtue, and talking to males without important message should be rude manner." And between females can share one's thoughts or feelings via tacit understanding. It is mainly composed of the great respect for each other's husband, and it is why females can strongly cooperate and share the same values what is most important, with other females.
They basically have no freedom they choose for fun, especially that their freedom to fall in love romance has prohibited due to their culture sense. Specifically from this rule, females can't send voluntary love words to males in any case. Instead of it, females can enjoy to view males gay romance that can find from opera and scene of daily life. This function come from the own system of native nevreans; females project oneself into males that have every freedom, then females get the vicarious fun through imagining actual feelings that males enjoy. Further, females have been respected as a full-fledged member who can support to keep a fine culture for the first time when accomplished marrying with one's destiny male. Because a married female is considered to can perfectly empathize to one's husband by a thinking own male as 'the another body of oneself'. And those female are considered to can enjoy opera more deeply, and understand true value of males. The marriage can be said to be the forever promise to males from females - "I entirely respect my male's every personality, and i will support its every activity forever". The another view from this, one's husband can be recognized as its wife female's 'another personality'.
Native Nevreans follow a specific ceremony marking the females’ transition into adulthood. Learning that they will be unable to fly in future, their wings are cut as a rite of passage. Feathers cut during the coming of age ceremony are used to fashion an arrow that will be of special significance to the newly adult Nevrean.
They fully take a audience side for the every entertainment like opera, songs, and music. They never appear on the stage of opera as an actor. But for great chorus, females also join to it, but they will work to set the rhythm while entrusting main melodies to males, and sometimes give idea for composition of music.
They culturally play romantic roles; actor for opera, singer, dancer, and just choosing pleasant and freedom way like being fond of pleasurable activities and falling in a love romance with other males.
Since all of regular males naturally have beautiful and adorable appearance and behavior, they can unintentionally provide an entertainment for females by the action of playing around innocently with other males. Especially their opera and songs are most important for peaceful native nevrean society, they devoted to keep and improve one's excellent performance instinctively, even if they never be asked. They always create new dances and words for romantic songs one after another, and enthralled their audiences females with those brilliant expression.
The situation that can hear their songs and beautiful talking voice everyday is desirable form of society. Due to this, they inevitably learn a song, and enjoy daily talking with their very high-pitched falsetto. Especially their talking manner is too active as well as excessive, they even take the initiative in voluntary speech than wait to hear response.
The existence of males can be valued as the only entertainment for Nevrea culture, their freewheeling and footloose behavior in daily can make fantastic and romantic vibes easily. And it greatly play the function of spiritual healing for females who have contrasting roles. The most featured one from this is every scene of their gay love romance. They mainly show it in their opera story, but their romantic behavior like talking and singing also extend to their usual life, then females can enjoy males gay romance anytime even if out of opera.
The relationship of males gay love and the marriage with female is considered totally different role strictly. Because of this, they enjoy love romance between males without any hesitancy even if it is a married male. And its wife females also greatly enjoy to see the situation that one's husband is falling in love with other male.
That male get to be projected from female is considered to be the existence like 'avatar' for its female. Through this system, every males can bring the 'virtual pleasure' for females. And its relationship and a function can become to fully work when male married its destiny female. Moreover, a married males be given more important role in a cast of opera, but except Judda male because is stipulated to be unmarried for a lifetime.
As nevreans growth system, all children have no gender difference until reach to puberty. See also: Children and its growth system in main article of Nevreans
Both gender children enjoy flying to play freely.
As they grow, someday girls will find out that females will lose their wings due to nevrean biological and sexual change along growth in the future. Also because of both of physical state and traditional gender rules, they will get to know that they should forget the past times that they were able to fly and enjoy freedom regardless of gender. Then they begin to learn how to use weapons while understanding the harsh fate of females for being a fine adult. And they will be learn strictly that girls must not be involved in making and providing of every romantic entertainment like songs, dance, opera. Exceptionally, they will learn how to use a part of musical instrument for their great chorus that is important traditional culture for the entire of them. But it's also stipulated traditional gender roles, females exclusively learn only the how to adjust the rhythm by lower sounds and percussion.
Meanwhile, boys begin to learn songs and how to dance for opera, and they can keep their freedom pleasure as usual from their childhood. However, they are told the rules that boys must not be involved in making and usage of weapons as possible apart from an archery that is their unisex and common culture.
Sexuality and reproduction rules
As the very unparalleled culture sense in origin of nevrean race, they consider a "romance" and a "reproduction" as totally different function definitely. And they completely separate those two function along their social gender roles.
In strict basic, a "romance" is role for males, and a "reproduction" is role for females. This two roles never be dealt with the same. Specifically, every romantic behavior and relationship that be found from daily scene and opera between males never lead to actual sexual intercourse. And actual sexual intercourse is carried out between only married couple of male and female, for a definite reproduction.
A "romance" is considered as way of spiritual and fantasy expression. In contrast, a "reproduction" is a way of practical and serious achievement for a descendants prosperity. Those intentions also come from a basis of their gender role - males belong to romantic role and females belong to serious role.
Further, they may have no idea for handling sexual intercourse as entertainment in their original way because 'unspoiled' males don't have an external penis in any way and their copulation way is similar to the intercourse of modern birds style from Earth. See also: Genitalia structure of Nevreans
Every romantic behavior and relationship that be found between males be performed at the public place as social premise. Then everyone can see the scene of gay romance in everywhere like the story of opera and usual daily situation. But all of those never reach to any lewd behavior.
Actual sexual intercourse is strictly entrusted to females as serious role related to the life. Only a couple of male and female who are definitely married carry out it at necessarily the hidden place during the estrus period only. Every function related to reproduction like a laying eggs and an incubation is deeply serious and important role for females. Widow female will help the other female's egg incubation. And, even males also will help the egg incubation if there's only that married couple of male and female or are in small group.
Various behavior and expression related to romance is filled with males gay romance basically, but there's also things between females. But in contrast to that males gay romance is treated as very positive existence, females lesbian romance tend to be treated as something of negative by some reasons.
Also there's strong cooperative relationship and reliance between males and females, but in fact, actual and superficial feelings and behavior related to romance between male and female don't appear on the surface of every scene. ::Note:: This is still tentative canon.
Religion and law
Deviant beautiful male who is recognized to be as Judda, and excellent female fighter who is worthy of the chieftain are respected as the object of faith.
Form of law is dealt with their traditional lifestyle on the same basis as. Person who disobey from regular cultural norms is enough to be recognized as evildoer. Especially members of Out Ring are considered as the worst case. They almost have no idea about every urban people living in city like Gold Ring with foreigner race due to a very far distance and exclusive state of their land. But because restive person who correspond to Out Ring may sometimes appear from them, they are always afraid of occurrence of those person and most abhor those person as an icon of worst villain who tarnish the original peaceful society.
There's conception of "Judda" in their cultural and religious sense, but it is own concept of their culture and is different from Judda system in Gold Ring. See also: Main article for common concept of Judda
A whole of regular males equally have beautiful appearance but particularly beautiful male is recognized as and is given the position of Judda. The entire of native nevreans take a endeavor for protect them.
Judda males never marry with anyone. This rule is enacted for keeping possible that all person always can project oneself to Judda male because the self-projection is important way to bring peace for all in their culture. Because in their cultural sense, being married is regarded as becoming that wife's personal property, and as for the self-projection, only that wife female can project oneself to her husband. From this reason, Judda can be 'public property' for all person by being unmarried eternally. Especially for females who is unmarried or widow, they can get peace of mind and spiritual healing by projection to Judda male even if there's no its husband. And it also help males who have not beautiful appearance by nature.
The music is main entertainment and important culture which has been handed down from generation to generation from ancient times, same as opera. There's no lyrics and musical score in their songs because they don't have a written language and know way of writing.
During the great chorus, two gender perform each traditionally roles - males provide the main melody with their high-pitched falsetto and various beautiful voice, while females set the rhythm with their lower pitched voices and percussion performed with chattering their beaks like castanet. When a soprano is not enough, they add the musical instrument like a flute for compensating it.
They depends on gathering nuts and beans mainly. "Blood beans" are their staple food. Females also hunt small animals, and the game sometimes include bigger sized animals like deer. There's also some wild animals, it is not definite domestic animals but nevrean people can coexist with them and will sometimes take them as easy foods because almost of creatures inhabiting on high mountain areas are harmless. All of management and procurement for foods are entrusted to females.
There's no culture that capture wild animals and breed them as domestic animals, but nevrean people sometimes get profit from them with some way that is not only hunting. E.g.: There's mountain goats that belongs to shellfish creatures, and having appearance that is similar to slugs. Nevrean people sometimes take their secretion as "wild shellfish milk".
There's ethnic clothes of their own. Males usually very simple clothes like just one brown cloth, and showy costumes are worn only during the festival. That manner is come from thoughts that males don't need dress up excessively because males have naturally beautiful appearance.
::Note:: A lot of info for this section is almost undecided yet. More info will be added later.
After the attack by General Rain
Due to the fact that the Shigu Clan was lead by the General Rain and that she had shown very low interest in other races due to her strong attachment to sergals, most of them have been safe from attacks of said clan; some skirmishes did happen but the Nev Mountains did not get invaded and remained in the hands of its original inhabitants. Though, after Rain's attack, all alliances of Natives and Western Sergals completely disappeared.
Some Nevreans who were close to Sergals took refuge in the southern lands with a few Western Sergal survivors. They are the first Nevreans whom they visited to Gold Ring. Therefore they will become Urban Nevreans afterwards.
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