Chwezi Tribe
Plural Chwezi
Modifiers +2 Dexterity
Special Abilities Thrown Weapon Bonus, Defensive
Disadvantage Superstitious
Homeland Abachwezi
Language Chwezi Names
The Chwezi have dark brown or black skin, brown or black eyes and dark curly hair. They have rounded facial features, and little facial hair. Women's figures tend to be rounded and lush.

Culture: The Chwezi are tribal in nature, and tend to be separated into clans of three or four families that constantly intermarry. They often go naked but may be adorned with rings of ivory or precious metal in their noses, ears or lips. Ritualistic displays of aggression are often used to intimidate an opponent rather than having an all out war, since most clans are too small to survive if they sustain heavy casualties. However, wars do sometimes occur and tend to be bloodthirsty when they do.

The people populating Abachwezi are not known for their honor. Hospitality is only owed to persons of the same clan. A pledge is only binding if given to one of the same clan or tribe. Chwezi tend to be distant with strangers, although they are hospitable. They are easily excitable and enthusiastic. When a Chwezi tribesman hands someone something, the object must be held in the right hand only. The palm of the left hand supports the right forearm to assure the other person there are no concealed weapons.

Despite the dangers of their lifestyle, the people of Abachwezi exhibit a carefree attitude, as though the dangers do not ever trouble them. Despite this attitude, their minds are alert and focused. A Chwezi can go from laughing to utter silence in a heartbeat, freezing as soon as danger is sensed. They never rush into a confrontation and prefer to avoid danger. They always consider a situation from all sides before acting but when they do act, they do it with certainty and conviction.

Religion: There are mighty local gods and devils worshipped among the Chwezi, such as Jul-Suba and Mwangu. The presence of creatures from the Outer Dark in many ancient lost cities and places like the City of Lost Women suggests that these may be commonly worshipped as local divinities too.

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