Garundi Tribe – Amazigh
The Amazigh are a matrilineal descent from Jistka left for their own in the remaining cities and fortresses around the Natsune Mountains. Keeping the settlements in the areas around the ruins, the Amazigh have weathered the various changes in the region. They have defended and hidden the ruins of Teskra, Yemal, and other smaller localles from being raided too often by adventuring bands. Sometimes a well meaning band will be allowed to spelunk the ruins in exchange for peace in the area. The inhabitants of the deep ruins sometimes need to be quelled. The Amazigh pride themselves on the most learned nomads in all of Old Osirion. Most Amazigh have a hold on rhetoric and logic that even most Avistani have a hard time understanding how their minds work.
Amazi women are traditionally stationary within the settlements with the uncommon accompanying the men or becoming merchants or word-casters.
Amazi children are taught by mothers wile still under the age of Miqra(that which is read). Once they master basic rhetoric, they are sent to Sam Pech ’Ebewr to pursue the Shas(six orders) on logic and law. Once the child has shown knowledge of the Shas, they are returned to their settlement to join the males or females in pursuit of their own path in the Amazigh Tribe. Those that show a penchant for logic of the natural world are introduced to the Sephirot(enumerations). Within the Sephirot, all of the workings of the world are contained. Different formulae built from the Sephirot produce different results, and a study of the Zohar(Radiance) and the Bahir(illumination) lead the word-caster toward the Secrets of the World and how everything co-mingles to make the world as it is. The Zohar is said to be the compass, the Sephirot the key, and the Bahir the scale of the map of Nature.
Amazigh are know the be nomads of the area from Manaket in the North, Shepherd’s Rock in the West, Lost Yemal in the South, and the Uta River to the East. The tribe numbers in the several thousands, though most estimate at 5 to 7 thousand are of Amazigh heritage at anytime. The Amazigh hold many settlements in their nomadic range, yet several stand out above the others. Uta Yemal is located at the headwaters of the Uta River before it reaches the runis of Yemal(Lost Yemal). Uta-Tur is the merge of the Uta and Turvanar Rivers; it provides a nice place to rest in a pleasant surroundings. The Allthing happens here every seven years. Mali is the town that resides on the Uta delta. Most trade originates here because the animals are shorn here to provide materiel for khorjin(saddlebags), juwals(amphorae), and rakht(universal heavy cloth). Sengu Berji is the Stone Fortress of Jistka lore; the runins lie in the foothills north of Shepherd’s Rock. Still several days ride from the stronghold, they Amazigh can consider this their only ‘castle’ in the desert. Several natural springs are found with in the ruins and the cisterns stay full and fresh year round. Sam Pech ’Ebewr is a small pass in the Natsune Mountains that leads to the headwaters of the Winding Way River. The pass has a series of small fortifications that are carved into the mountainsides on both approaches to the pass. Not a castle, but a very strong defensive position regardless. A library of texts and scrolls from the Oath Wars is located here; all Amazigh spend a year here to learn the Laws of Man as passed from Kalim Onaku directly and the commentaries and exegesis therein.