Terrastriscian

Generally originate from The Republic of Terrastrisce, especially in the southern, more mild areas.

Appearance:

Human. Average height of 5’10”, dark skin, curly black hair, dark eyes. A common beauty standard is fit bodies and muscles.

Traditional Dress

Tattoos are uncommon.
Traditional Terrastriscian dress is something like this.
Hats, head scarves, and various head and hair coverings are common among both genders. Some depends on religion. Overall clothing is very brightly colored and patterned. Depending on faith, some might either cover their hair and skin, or leave their head bare. Clothing might be more like salwar-kameez, or be more influenced by nearby Shummi fashion, or consist more of loose open shirts and loose pants and boots. Ribbons make popular accessories along with intricate necklaces and jewelry. Sometimes poofy shorts with hose and boots or slippers.
In very hot areas with few people it’s not uncommon to see travelers in clothes similar to (but not identical to) burkas, with wide-brimmed hats shading their eyes.
Colors: blue, red, orange, cream, brown, black, white, lots of stripes and triangles and “clashing” geometric patterns.

Hair

Whether covered or not usually consists of multiple braids pulled up into more braids, intricate twists, sometimes with netting, often with ribbons too. Or it might be worn shaved or very short and simple. Or loose. Lots of dudes usually have long beards and shaved or short hair but long hair is also not unheard of, and not everyone is gonna want a beard.

Religion

St. Cheféno…Sorta god like. Human Saint of the Moon and Protection. Generally people carry a coin or pendant with a portrait of this guy who supposedly saved a bunch of people from a drought. Usually a candle is lit every morning on a small private shrine, and people can go pray in the evenings at public temples called basilica. This is the religion where a lot of people cover their hair with hats or scarves, not just in temples. Bare-headed is usually other religions or non-religious people, and the caps are usually in northern, less populous regions, influenced by Gnomish religion. Funerals often involve cremation and urns.

Traditional Music and Performance

Harps, zithers, shakers, bells, guitar-like instruments played with hand or paddle, long sustained vocals, brass and horns. Energetic. Hurdy-gurdy. Dances and operas. Like. a lot of opera, even in the modern times.

Language

The Terrastriscian language is basically a set of two: Italian and Sardinian. The former is more spoken than the latter, which is mostly written, but a lot of Turami people can speak or write both.

Names

Function just like names in Italy. Latin is acceptable too but tends to only be found among the wealthy or elderly for names*, though pure Latin or mixed Latin surnames even among the working class aren’t entirely uncommon.
Examples being Paloma Della Valle or Lombardo Bernardi.

Architectural Styles

Persian influence, Greek influence. Round windowed domes, plaster, bright colors, deep blues with white, airy spaces, glass or open windows with lattices.
Modern sky scrapers with Persian and Babylonian influence, some Chinese even, a mix of very slick 50’s euro mod, modern Iranian architecture, Classical architecture, Santorini, stucco and plaster, etc.

Bathing

There are the classic complicated roman-style bathhouses, mostly modernized and converted to public pools both hot and cold at this point with the steam rooms for changing, and cold showers are popular in the privacy of one’s own home. Upright showers for sure, not so many bath tub showers. Though tubs are not uncommon either. Lots of people shower or bathe before eating dinner, after exercising, etc.

*This in contrast to Lizardfolk, who speak what is essentially Classical Latin and thus have names to match.

Terrastriscian

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