Chains of Khoros
The Fengzhi [fehng-ZHEE] culture combines aspects of ancient Chinese and ancient Egyptian cultures. In contrast to the Xoltec culture, these people would have a more fatalistic view of life and knowledge of engineering and tool and weapon-making. Their spiritual martial-arts practice, blacksmithing and engineering knowledge would be their advantages against the Khorosians. Still, their years under the Khorosian yoke means they have little practical experience in actual warfare, their skills being better suited for duels or small-scale skirmishes. They are great builders and many of the residents of Hope’s End live in cliff dwellings on the sides of mountains, much in the same manner as the Anasazi people or the inhabitants of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. Ancestor worship is widespread, their religion animistic. Powerful rulers and nobles may be mummified and placed within tiered barrows.
The Fengzhi place great stock in personal honor, which is attributed to the whole of a family. One’s achievements bring honor to the entire family, while personal disgrace likewise negatively impacts a family’s honor.