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The Culture of Faneria has been shaped by a variety of geographic, historic, and sociopolitical factors throughout its history. In particular, the region of modern Faneria along the coast of the Vandarch Sea has played a key role as the center of modern Fhainnin culture and as a crossroads of Coscivian and Latin influences on native populations, as well as forming the cumtural core of the area insulated from conquest by Great Levantia and Gothic invaders alike in the classical and medieval eras. Fhainnin culture has played an influential role in northern Levantine culture and later world events since the 17th Century, including in architecture, mathematics, chemical sciences, literature, political science, and electronics. A global poll by the Center for World News placed Faneria in fourth place for public perceptions of contributions to the sciences and ninth in world cultural development in 2012.

Fhainnin Culture

Faneria as a nation is primarily based on the ethnolinguistic group of the Fhainn, who are a mixed people descended from Celtic invaders (namely a tribal group known as the Oestrynetes) and a pre-Levantosarpedonic settled people known as the Fenni, who were the first settled people in northern Ultmar and an educated classical civilization in their own right, albeit more sparsely settled then early Coscivian or Istroyan peoples. However, modern Fhainn are a much broader range of primarily mixed Celtic-Gothic stock, meaning that while 'true' Fhainn have more specific ethnic backgrounds, the term in proper use includes significant Coscivian, Faeskt, Aenglish or other Gothic ancestry and is more reliant on the use of the Fhasen language.


Fhasen is the primary language in Faneria. Its modern form descends originally from the dialect of Ogham spoken by the Oestrynetes, but has been influenced by foreign languages and later by the codification of an administrative dialect with a script adapted for paper records. This script was later adapted into an official state language in the 17th Century under Rethys the Second utilizing the Latin alphabet, though it can be written in traditional script.

In common use, Fhasen is partially mutually intelligible with other Gaelic languages, but less so than pre-codification dialects due to the nature of its formation as an administrative language. Fhasen has its own unique sets of regional slang and colloquialisms separate from other Gaelic tongues.

Social Structure

Modern Fhainnin society


Regional Subcultures

Some Fhainnin people, specifically westerners, have a tendency to nudge strangers with their elbows, poke them to get their attention, or just start talking to strangers as if they know each other. The reason behind this behavior isn't clear, as it bothers other Fhainn almost as much. Westerners are also more likely to be redheads, which has created the odd stereotype of annoying, redheaded Fhainnin tourists, especially in countries with less social openness. Non-redheaded Fhainnin tourists thank their lucky stars the stereotype has a physical trait tacked on.

Northern Fhainn, however, have an habit of touching or using things without asking. This is a result of living communally in larger family complexes being more common in the northern countryside, and leads to some urban culture shock as well as culture shock abroad. Luckily, most of them unlearn it quickly, and it's not universal, but it's enough to be stereotyped.

Most Fhainn living in the north or in the mountains don't take their shoes off indoors unless asked, and will idle awkwardly around the entryway for permission to 'make themselves at home' or explicitly being told where to put their shoes, as it's a cultural habit to give permission to enter by allowing a guest to remove their shoes. Guests don't have to remove their shoes per se, but in rural areas, it can be taken as an insult to not allow guests to remove their footwear.

Southern, or Ninerivers/'proper' Fhainn, tend to be more educated on average than northerners and inland easterners and slightly more educated than most coastal easterners, and show that by being (again, stereotypically) argumentative about policies, belief systems, and the like, and often fail to read the room when doing so with foreigners. The disconnect is that when most Fhainnin do it, they do it for entertainment value and to show off their civic virtue; this is very easily misinterpreted as deliberately picking a fight. Fhainnin have, partially because of this, been stereotyped as more decent than not at semi-sober and buzzed fighting , though if you place the same man against a Coscivian with both fully drunk, the latter will generally be considered a better fighter simply due to Coscivians always being drunk.


Pagan Faiths

Fhainnin from the Ninerivers, West, Transisthmus, Nordskan coast, and the Interior varied significantly in ancient worship rituals, with the Nordskan and Transisthmus communities worshipping Gothic deities, while the remainder fused ancient Fenni gods with the more diffused Celtic concepts of many spirits. This lead to the formation of a pagan faith which worshipped both a primary pantheon of gods by various names as well as a number of spirits, primarily based around bodies of water and family units. As a result, Fhainnin pagans worshipped one or several of the gods of their pantheon while also paying homage to the local river or lake spirit. The concept of ancestor spirits eventually evolved into the practice of interring the dead first beneath the home after cleaning the bones away to ward off scavengers, and later cremating and interring ashes inside a family shrine nearby. The original Celtic invaders who conquered the Fenni continued to build cairns for several centuries but increasingly adopted local burial rites even as the local language was extinguished by Celtic legal and trade tongues.

While not common, human sacrifices were introduced by the Celts between 600-400 BC and ended sometime around 300 AD after a dramatic decline in the 200s BC. These sacrifices were used as a way to remove criminals or outcasts from a community while appeasing the more violent deities, as well as to hopefully prevent water spirits from becoming angry and flooding.

The primary deities worshipped in the Ninerivers around the time of Christianization were:

  • Braess: God of stars and the sky. Mythologically, he was killed and fell to earth, creating the Vandarch sea and creating freshwater and fertile soil from his spilled blood.
  • Nehaeleni: Goddess of freshwater and sailors. The wife of Braess, she primarily oversees his human descendants.
  • Maponus: God of music, poetry, and arts; loaned from Gothic cultures.
  • Lungh: God of metalworking and stone; raised mountains to protect the Vandarsh from harsh storms, presumably from the Kilikas Storm Belt.
  • Bovaero: God of medicine, literacy, and architechture.
  • Benelus: Sun, fire, and farming god; associated with the Latin god Benevelus.
  • Briga: Goddess of saltwater, storms, and earthquakes.
  • Albor: God of winter and cold.
  • Cerunnast: God of birth, death, and the night sky.
  • Epona: Goddess of beasts, hunting, and war.


Christianity in the form of Levantine Catholicism was introduced to Faneria beginning in the Fourth Century AD, with a number of travelling preachers moving into the Vandarch and finding refuge with the few surviving Latin coastal colonies. Missionaries found integrating Christ as a deity within the polytheistic faiths of the northern Basin easy, but the transition to full Christianization was agonizingly slow by the standards of the era and did not reach a majority of the population until the Twelfth Century. The gradual replacement of existing traditions and the syncretic sects that formed as a result eventually grew to be a severe issue in the eyes of the Catholic Church. Eventually, the locals translated the Bible directly into two local dialects - a transgression so severe that it incited several Christian states around the Vandarch to go on crusade against the developing Northern Rite, pushing outright pagan worship out of the lowlands in the 10th Century. This shattered the tolerance between pagans, Northern Rite syncretic, and hardline Catholics, and removed Pagans from the heights of political power in northern Levantia permanently.

Catholic practice fragmented during the Protestant Reformation, including the formation of the Catholic-friendly Northern Rite and the brief conversion of the monarchy to Protestantism during the 15th Century as part of power struggles for the throne. After the establishment of the Suthar-Màrtainn dynasty following the Second Princes' War, Catholicism was formally enshrined as the state religion, though pagan cults remained in a dispersed form, primarily deep in the mountainous regions of the country.

After the Fhainnin Civil War, anticlerical Republican sentiments lead to a period of religious repression until the mid-1920s, after which the atheistic policies of Callac Cananach were relaxed in favor of {{wp}Laicism|Laicist}} regulations on religious involvement in government. Since then, religion has played a role in the foundations of opposition political parties such as the National Party and to a lesser extend the hard-right Starkist faction of the Republicans.


The Church of Corrective Truth (Gearann Fìor) was a Protestant sect founded in western Faneria in the 1430s. Originally formed by the same pressures as the Northern Rite, the Gearann Fìor Church continued to radicalize against mainstream Catholic teachings, inspiring rebellions against Latin feudal traditions which had begun to take hold in northern Ultmar. While the Gearai were successful in intimidating local lords, Vicar-Princes and the Throne of the Fhainn ultimately cracked down on the cult after it attempted to form a secessionist holy state around the city of Kurikila.

The tenets of Gearaism were originally established in 1438, and most notably included the rejection of the human form in artistry, a lack of belief in transubstantiation (substituting instead a belief in consubstantiation), an emphasis on suppressing idolatry in the form of prayers to saints, statues, pilgrimage, displays of wealth by the church, and later a tradition of laymen preachers. These heresies broke the faith from communion with the Catholic Church, but it was protected prior to the First Princes' War by statutes of toleration originally created to prevent pogroms against the sizeable remaining pagan and syncretic populations. During the First Princes' War, Faneria was briefly ruled by a dynasty of Protestant converts of the Denesist persuasion, after which the Gearann Fìor Church rebelled against the Catholic victors and was broken apart into sects that were absorbed by other Protestant branches.

Imminentism is a sect of Protestant Christianity emphasizing the near return of Christ at any point formed in the 1500s. While its core tenet is a feature of many Protestant sects, Imminentists eschew 'wasteful' pastimes and consider pilgrimage, religious veneration and proselytizing, and intensely repetitive prayer as key to ensuring access to Heaven. Imminentist sermons are only held on Sundays and last for six hours, with separate rituals for the blessing of bread and wine, public declaration of sins by the laity, and the reading of whole chapters of Scripture and detailed theological lectures by the clergy. Imminentists have become increasingly decentralized since the 1700s, and their communion with other churches is unclear, as some Imminentists follow varying rites adopted from Coscivian, Protestant, and even Orthodox churches.

Other Faiths



The common diet in Faneria includes a variety of land and sea-based food sources ranging from fish and crabs to hardy fruits, vegetables, ranch-produced meats, and processed foods. Grain in Faneria is more commonly made of rye than wheat due to its hardiness allowing for more robust crops during occasional harsh winters, while non-native potatoes, pears, and cattle are cultivated and raised in less fertile regions. Communities on the Vandarch coast also produce cheap but unpopular dished from algae mats historically used as a starvation food. Processed foods and tropical fruits are a large import, including beans, spices, and snack foods, the latter of which have a relatively small native production base.

In Fhainnin cuisine, steaks are typically cut into slices and grilled similarly to turkey. Slabs of steak are generally a once-in-a-blue-moon event, but are more common in eastern Faneria. Breakfasts often include hashbrowns or a similar dish made of sliced potato and egg, as well as hot ryemeal/rye porridge. Apples from the southeastern Ninerivers and sometimes peaches from southern Vrael are favorites, as well as a variety of grain cereals and pancakes. Fhainnin alcohol revolves around the major economic types - whiskey and beer - as well as some varieties of dry wines and scotch, which make up smaller portions of the economy but are still culturally important. It is common for people to drink low or minimal-alcohol content beers socially, but proper drinking is left to scotch and whiskey unless the drinker doesn't mind being considered uncultured. Dry wines are primarily grown in the western end of the Vandarch Basin, while other types are less controlled.

Faneria, much like the other north Levantine nations, has a long history of milder spices, herbs, and garnishes such as chives, borage, fennel, and garlic. A native, rich-tasting plant called luitiugh, or Thickweed, was also commonly used by peasants to beef up soup broths, while flùrlosgadh (Burnflower) has a strong, flavorless cooling sensation that can become painful in more than a small amount. Faneria was never able to seriously challenge the foreign spice trade, and remained a destination for spices, but rarely an exporter in bulk outside of a few specialty herbs. Many other cold and mild-weather plants have since been introduced to Faneria, with much of the market being fought over by smaller family or local/regional companies.




Military Culture

Labor and Welfare

Media and Arts



Classical and modern Faneriai literary works can be separated primarily based on the presence of heroic tales. In older days, the militaristic lifestyle was considered the highest form of achievement for any person, and so literature of the time was primarily heroic or historic in nature, an often emphasized nationalistic values and traditionalist points of view. Modern literature is a broader industry, but still maintains its roots in the values expressed. However, Faneria's literature is less prominent than most other Levantian nations', and as a result the Bible plays a major role as reading material even today. A large portion of modern works are oriented towards educational material, skill-learning, and other utilitarian functions, while fiction tends to be a mix of a minor creative medium and a large number of derivative epics.

Cinema and Television

Internet Culture

Fine Arts


Architecture and Civil Planning

Fenni Structures

Early Celtic Structures

Missionary Style

Kingdom Period

Civic Traditional

Cartadanian Deco and Dealbhtaigh

Cartadanian Deco and its related style, Dealbhtaigh architecture,

New Millennium

Fhainnin New Millennium Architecture is an adaptation of the principles of earlier Deco and Kilikas Brutalist principles, emphasizing scale, simplicity, and geometric aesthetics to mimic and replace material and element complexity in structures at a reduced cost compared to neoclassical styles popular in more traditionalist countries.

The Fhainn are a group of peoples in northern Levantia. While the core Fhainnin peoples are distinguished by ancestry from the pre-Celtic Fenni civilization, modern Fhainn are largely defined by language, shared culture, and historic pluralism. An 'ethnic' Fhainn is primarily of shared descent between Fenni peoples and the Celtic Oestrynetes, but many Fhainnin people have significant Coscivian, Faeskt, Aenglish or other Gothic descent.

The Fhainn are a subculture of the Fheadhainn Culture Group specific to northern Levantia and southern Faneria in particular, with small communities around the edges of the Great Inner Sea and in the former colonies of the aforementioned nation.


  • The Wyrm of Whyllisge was a legendary monster with six legs and a serpentine body roughly a hundred and eighty hands long that lived on the coast of the Vandarch Sea, slipping ashore to steal livestock and the occasional person for food. It also supposedly was capable of speech, and was possessed of a fickle nature, at times trading favors and bountiful catches of fish for toys and trinkets and at others tearing fishermens’ nets to ribbons or even attacking and sinking small ships. Some versions describe it as a demon possessing a sea monster. The Wyrm was supposedly killed when a Priest came along to Christianize the coastline where it prowled, and depending on the version you hear, either the Wyrm was killed instantly by the priest speaking the name of God, or the Wyrm was hunted and killed by a band of knights called the Four Fellows. In either version, the Wyrm is cut apart and its pieces thrown back into the Vandarch. Water serpents were one of many minor objects of worship in pagan times, and the Wyrm of Whyllisge in particular is a conglomeration of sea monster tales and an allegory about the Christianization of most of the Ninerivers. There is no known place named Whyllisge on the Vandarch coast (there is a town inland named after the legend, however), which continues to puzzle scholars. The Wyrm myth is known to have had at least some roots in myths of krakens and sea serpents spread through trade with other early civilizations, but the earliest literature describing it is heavily damaged and currently preserved in a sealed case in the vault of the Peoples' National Grand Library in Rihsport out of concern for its condition.

Generally, the local faiths held that you could only experience the things you did to other people after death, and people who were evil either stopped existing or doomed themselves to an eternity of reliving what they did to others, depending on the local specifics. Good people supposedly got to be stuck in a dream/trancelike state. Since the afterlife was based on others' perception of you, slander was considered a crime comparable to murder in the more extreme areas and could easily lead to a duel or feud




philosophical works and political thought - filial piety, kin and kith groups, dunan as the foundation of many cities, positivism, perspectivism, theistic finitism, praxis school, actualism, compatibilism, naturalism, organicism, moral realism(?), mathematicism, mentalism, cognitivism, moral absolutism

Fhainic Revivalism

Cananachan Republicanism

Cananachan Republicanism is a derivative of populist republican political science, coined by Callac Cananach in 1882. The concept is very similar to the radical republican movements of the 1850s, even including some proto-socialist rhetoric in regards to eliminating the traditional class and race boundaries of the Monarchy and feudal system, but roundly condemns the elimination of private property in favor of creating a formal system of public services and utilities, which under traditional Fhainnin law were dominated by noble families. The primary tenents of the system are a rabid aversion to non-meritocratic representation, the use of mass politics in the form of a one-chamber legislature based on population rather than administrative subdivisions, and the employment of particularly extensive oversight measures designed to put the state entirely within the control of the public. The original concept was even described by Cananach as 'a State enslaved to its constituents, entirely focused on the militant defense of freedoms and morality'. The system is usually connected directly to the Fhainic Revival movement; although it has been claimed that only a people as stubbornly moralistic as the Fhainn could make Cananach's system function properly, the connection between Cananachan theory and the growth of Revivalism is largely considered by historians to be a case of converging, rather than concurrent, social movements.

(praxis school) Northern Social Collectivism

Fhainic Revivalism

Fhainic Revivalism is a major cultural movement spread across northern Levantia, especially within its nation of origin, Faneria. Including architectural design, art, cuisine, language, political and military philosophy and organization, and a wide variety of other topics, the (movement) is by no means a cohesive school of thought, although it is unofficially endorsed by the government of Faneria as the driving force in modern Faneriai society. Outside of Fhainnin, Revivalism has had a mixed history of separatism alongside its common focus on rebuilding native Levantine society, especially within the less stable areas of the Latin States. The major trend of Revivalism is its emphasis on combining traditional Fhainic culture with Catholic worship, although radical republicanism is often considered a part of the movement as well.

Other Social Movements

Notable Technological Inventions and Innovations


Dannseach, also known as horse-dance, was a type of two-person dressage typically associated with the former aristocracy of Faneria and their descendants. Its origins began in formal horse duels, which were performed with spears and later with cavalry sabers, which became formalized as a ritual associated with the sealing of household alliances, (relatively) nonviolent resolution of grudges, and even fighting for courtship rights. The specifics of dannseach vary widely by region and time, but consistently involved bouts of mock fighting with blunted weapons broken up by rounds of showmanship, during which the participants were expected to perform while increasingly battered to show either commitment to the stated cause of the dannseach or display perseverance over their opponent. A lower-class military variety of the practice was performed, but was in practice indistinguishable from sparring and bore little symbolic relevance to the soldiers beyond showing off their status as professional mounted ardceiteirnn and as entertainment. A brief conflict over the accidental death of a competitor in a dannseach caused an internal conflict in 1734 between the Vicariates of Turlann and Connsmonann, which directly resulted in the reforms which banned lords from maintaining (official) private armies within the kingdom. Dannseach fell out of favor in the mid-nineteenth century, though the military variety remained somewhat popular and significantly influenced modern Fanerian dressage, which is sometimes referred to by the same name to distinguish it from international competitions due to its occasional confusion with, as one Coscivian referred to it as, "...half horsemanship, half weird ceremony, half MMA match." (Nobody understood him enough at the time to properly smash his nose in, because he was already smashed. Alcohol use was not historically accurate for dannseachs because those who drank prior tended to end up being thrown or rolled on by their horse.)

Major Sports Teams:

Teindún Tempests - Baseball St. Jude's Dudes - Baseball Hockey Hockey Racing Football Football Football

Old Data

broad basing/Northern Mountain Style/Ninerivers Style - square pillars, plain or with simple base and cornice, sometimes patterns carved or stenciled or painted on sides

- red brick, stone brick, or pine siding; wood, stone, brick, or concrete exterior walls; red brick or stone facades over concrete common

- often thick inner walls with wood paneling, small first-story windows and large upper-story ones

- clay from the Vandarch (religious significance)

- favors square or rectangular shapes mainly, with accentuating half-circle arches (never gothic or other arches)

- rotundas sometimes, usually inside of building form; domes somewhat rare

- favors 45* or 60* roofing (Vandarch Basin vs Mountain Styles)

- side/back porches common, front porches somewhat rare

- mountain style still uses compound-esque court walls

- shotgun houses in inner cities

- chimneys?

- terraces, switchbacks, embankments, and other earthforms very common

- often gardens, ponds integrated into more 'vogue' designs

- during 1880s-1950s, buildings generally lacked first-story windows or used very thin windows as a reaction to crime and in response to glass shortages

- much of the landscape is lined with dykes, dams, terracing, and raised ramparts for highways and trains, etc. King _____ spent a crapton of cash in 1836 on massive projects which later turned into the republican Standardized Raised Rail System, at the time, widening roads and properly paving a lot of them while reorganizing major metropolitan centers


integrated urban foliage, earthworks and terraces

Peoples' National Grand Library, Rihsport

Triumphal Arch of (king's name)

Triumphal Arch of (King's name)

Oirthidún Civil Arts and Sciences Library

Oirthidún Grand Metro Station

Teindun Old Palace

Oirthidún New Palace

Oirthidún legislative house, directorate building

Rihsport Civil Quarter

Grand Battery of Carthaigh

The Grand Battery of Carthaigh is built around the mouth of the Rhydwel River, overlooking the old Latin colony city of the same name towards the Vandarch Sea. As the Rhydwel can accept shipping some distance up its length, the rivermouth was first protected by a dedicated naval squadron in 1590 and fortifications erected on the eastern bank to house a garrison. By 1840, these entrenchments had been expanded and converted into a large fortress, which was further modified to house larger and larger guns. At its height, Fort Carthaigh hosted twelve 14-inch and two 20-inch guns in 1930; this was reduced to ten 14-inch guns in 1938 and six in 1941, with the guns being moved to the more vulnerable Rihsport and Sethsport and their places taken by a radar station and a anti-air armaments. Today, most of the fort is tourist-accessible, with only the radar station, a small post maintained by the local military base, and a CIWS/SAM launcher pair remaining in the secured east wing.


Major Holidays

  • Revolution Day: Celebrates the beginning of the Fhainnin Revolution.
  • Elections Day: Day of voting for Director and Taesteach of the Republic, as well as county elections. National Assembly elections are staggered on different years, while the Director and Taesteach are elected on the same day each five years.
  • Yearsend: Celebrates the end of the calendar and financial years.
  • Easter Sunday
  • Christ's Mass

Minor Holidays

  • Imbolc: Celebrates the beginning of Spring.
  • National Veterans' Day: Dedicated to all volunteer soldiers serving currently or in the past, as well as all conscripts who served in combat theaters.
  • Summer Height: Celebrates the Summer Solstice.
  • Winter Height: Celebrates the Winter Solstice.
  • Keg Day: Dedicated to alcohol, especially scotches, wines, and malt beers.
  • Lammas/Lughnas: 'Loaf Day'; celebrates the start of the traditional harvest season. Also a Christian holiday in the form of Loaf Mass.
  • National Fathers' Day: Dedicated to elected officials and partially to great kings and historic figures; in its present form, the primary person venerated is Callac Cananach, though other figures are venerated to varying degrees of controversy in different social circles.
  • Workers' Day: Dedicated to day laborers, mechanics, clerks, miners, farmers, and other job fields.
  • Library Day: Dedicated to educators, librarians, engineers, architects, and scientists.
  • Travelers' Day: Dedicated to postal workers, ship crews, pilots, and supply workers, and celebrates hospitality rites.
  • Freeman Day: Celebrates the outlawing of serfdom in 1830.
  • Unity Day: Dedicated to minorities and remembrance of their historic treatment.
  • Census/Tax Day: Generally called Census Day; marks the due-by date for Census and the previous year's tax payments or refunds.
  • Emergency Workers' Day: Formerly Doctors' Day; celebrates doctors, nurses, firefighters, and first responders/EMTs.
  • Parents' Day: Celebrates the family, marriage, and parenthood.
  • Remembrance Day: Dedicated to missing persons, the disabled, orphans, and the homeless or poor.

National Forests and Parks


Primary Schooling

Private Education

Apprenticeships and Trade Schooling


Traditional Dishes

In Fhainnin cuisine, steaks are typically cut into slices and grilled similarly to turkey. Slabs of steak are generally a once-in-a-blue-moon event, but are more common in eastern Faneria. Breakfasts often include hashbrowns or a similar dish made of sliced potato and egg, as well as hot ryemeal/rye porridge. Apples from the southeastern Ninerivers and sometimes peaches from southern Vrael are favorites, as well as a variety of grain cereals and pancakes. Fhainnin alcohol revolves around the major economic types - whiskey and beer - as well as some varieties of dry wines and scotch, which make up smaller portions of the economy but are still culturally important. It is common for people to drink low or minimal-alcohol content beers socially, but proper drinking is left to scotch and whiskey unless the drinker doesn't mind being considered trashy.


Alcohol has a long tradition in Faneria, and is considered a core part of its identity from ancient times to the modern day - the common endonym for the nation itself is a bastardization of the Farsi term 'Land of the Goblet', in honor of Fhainic merchants subverting Audonian regulations during the centuries immediately prior to and during Islamic expansion. Fhainic beer has long been known for its high alcohol content, and the people themselves for their iron guts. This has translated into forays into wines, particularly dry varieties in northern Levantia, and the creation of some of the first modern vintage standards. Many small breweries can still be found across the countryside, and unlike most nations, alcohol licensing is generally lax. Non-alcoholic beers are also readily available for the underaged, with a few very low-content varieties licensed for consumption by minors. These varieties have become especially popular in daily life, although traditional brews still see use in parties and other celebrations. insert a bit on the temperance movement of the 1890s and how it increased political activism and made non-alcoholic beers very popular

Drinks and Desserts


Faneria, much like the other north Levantine nations, has a long history of milder spices, herbs, and garnishes such as chives, borage, fennel, and garlic. A native, rich-tasting plant called luitiugh, or Thickweed, was also commonly used by peasants to beef up soup broths, while flùrlosgadh (Burnflower) has a strong, flavorless cooling sensation that can become painful in more than a small amount. Faneria was never able to seriously challenge the foreign spice trade, and remained a destination for spices, but rarely an exporter in bulk outside of a few specialty herbs. Many other cold and mild-weather plants have since been introduced to Faneria, with much of the market being fought over by smaller family or local/regional companies.

Taisteal Hammarlach




Tankists, Tankists 2, Aerodrome

LGBT Culture

Fhainnin culture in regards to homosexual and related subcultures and sexual liberation is a mix of anachronistic and modernist influences. Legally, the state recognizes three categories for sex (male, female, other), with the third category originally introduced for intersex individuals for use in making medical and legal paperwork consistent. Some niche Pagan rites maintain non-gendered or transitory sex identities, but these are not recognized by this system. There is no legal distinction between sex and gender, and gender theory is considered an imported fringe ideology. This often takes the form of nationalist claims that more complex gender theory and open pride movements are foreign subterfuge, primarily by the Christian Minimalist and the National Parties, with some members of the Starkist wing of the Republican Party supporting religious opposition to LGBT rights and representation in media. Most importantly, Fhasen-speaking peoples simply refer to the LGBT community as Saoradhann, or 'unbounded/liberated ones' (the specific implication being context-dependent) rather than distinguishing between

Gay culture is Faneria is more conservative than in other areas, with a social emphasis on not appearing abnormal. This is largely the result of the 'Normalization Movement' invented by gay musician Gale MacAndry in the 1990s as an effort to normalize homosexuality in public life. While marriage in the legal sense in Faneria was never formally restricted to man and woman, as it was merely a civil status that could be conferred from a religious marriage or simply filing, gay couples found it difficult to receive civil union certification due to discriminatory practices by individual bureaucrats. The Normalization Movement speaks out against egregious displays of erotic dress, kinkwear, and other tropes associated with gay sexuality in public life, portraying gays and lesbians in regular dress. While aided by the lack of a 'gay accent' in Fhasen, the Movement is a source of contention among the LGBT community in Faneria as it is considered by some to be a state-supported suppression of countercultural forces.

While the government has effectively reigned in LGBT-related discrimination in Faneria, its moralizing approach has lead to it both portraying itself as a paternalistic protector of such communities while simultaneously leaving integration of LGBT norms into society largely up to the bureaucratic process. This has lead to intense debate on the toleration of transgendered persons' sex categorization for legal purposes, with the status quo of genital configuration being challenged by lobbies for changes to either a genetics-based categorization or an appearance-based categorization with leeway for ambiguous persons.

See Also

Feinii Fhasen