Lilokirachi

northern-corleonThe Lilokirachi are one of the subculture groups of Corleon.

The Lilokirachi inhabit the northern reaches of Corleon around the Hellwater. They tend to be puritan in their beliefs, and married women are required to wear bonnets and ankle-length dresses at all times. Young girls dress in dark colors and keep their hair braided. The men wear black trousers, white shirts, and black jackets. Almost all have beards.

Men and women are segregated until after marriage. Each family unit has its own wagon, and only immediate family members are allowed inside the wagon. Brothers and sisters sleep on opposite ends with the parents in the middle. Chores are divided between the genders, with the men doing the hunting and protecting, while the women care for the wagons and meals and lead the religious services. All tribes are led by a venerated female, one whose husband was sacrificed at the birth of the eldest great-grandchild.

Women whose husbands have passed away fall into the care of their sons or brothers. If no male relative is present or willing to take her into his household, the woman is then bartered off to another tribe.

The Lilokirachi spend the winter months in the mountains north of the Hellwater. They have small communities there with buildings mostly built of wood. They remain there for the winter and build up trade goods – skins, bones, etc – for the warmer months.

They are an insular group and don’t particularly care for outsiders. The children are educated within the tribe and are not encouraged to interact with others. The women, likewise, are kept within the group, with the men handling most of the trading and purchasing of supplies.

They celebrate the seasons as a tribe or family, but, other than weddings and funerals, there are no individual celebrations. They have a strict code of conduct for all their members and severe punishments for those who don’t follow the rules. Those who are too old or too injured to be productive members of the community are ‘put to rest’ so as not to become a burden to others.

 

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