OverviewCitizens of Umajo-Kenta that hail from a hot desert land.
Society and Culture
Umajo is the name of both the great desert continent and its people. It is the largest continent on Albion, the Umajo would say it appears to be desolate, but it has its own charm. The Umajo live in a single city on the coast surrounded by seemingly endless desert, it is known as Umajo-Kenta.
The most important guilds are those of the Miners and the Mountain Priests, the guild of the Diamond Polishers, the guild of the Weaponsmiths and the guild of the Equipment Makers. Each of these guilds has a clan house in the city. The most important guild members meet there regularly, but the guild houses are open for guests.
The Umajo are the only culture that knows the ritual that appeases the Goddess of the Earth, allowing them to produce and work metal, and this monopoly creates great wealth for the city and it’s people. It is the opposite of the other cultures of Albion, here food and water is expensive, and metal and jewels are common.
A long time ago, their monopoly was so strong that regular wars broke out among the humans. Even today there are no great smiths among the humans who are not under the Umajos’ influence. It is said that they set the assassins of the Kenget Kamulos against their competitors.
The Umajo venerate the Goddess of the Earth, and despite being the only culture being able to mine for ores and jewels, it goes against their beliefs to abuse the treasures of the world. They believe she rules over the Earth and punishes anyone who commits a crime against her. This is not far from accurate, if someone does not conduct the ritual when mining, tunnels collapse, workers simply fall into shafts, there are earthquakes, explosions, they can no longer breathe the air, or there are appearances of horrible beings.