Re: Praxian tribal campaign

From: John Biles <john_at_...>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 15:37:50 -0600

If the Praxians parallel Native American plains cultures, then 'cattle' raiding would actually be fairly ubiquitous. A crucial part of moving from a flunky of elders to being your own man was building up a herd of horses, stolen from settlers / other tribes/clans/etc. It is basically the only way to not just be someone's flunky until you die, unless you have a 'rich' father who sets you up.

Now, this is complicated by the fact that you can't make full use of anything other than your tribe's totem animal. You can eat it but it's not a mount animal for you.

Something I could see would be a kind of 'prisoner exchange' by the young men of different tribes every so often, who would trade animals they couldn't make 100% use of for their totem animals. This would enable them to build up their own herd while raiding outside their tribe so it doesn't disintegrate.

They'd also steal animals from non-Praxians and eat/trade those as well.            

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