“Gaal spake, the sound summoning Tamvaasa to spring from the sea. Gaal was so glad in His glory, He gave great gifts to Tamvaasa. Food for feeding, fields to frolick in, and forests for wondering.”
–Tamvaasa creation hymn
The Tamvaasa are as flexible and strong as the reeds they weave into baskets. From the tall mountains to the harsh northern forests and lakes all the way out to the freezing northern seas, they can be found living and thriving, following fortune’s ebb and flow.
One underestimates the Tamvaasa at their peril. Though their historic rivalry with the Durno is marked by tragedy, the proud, axe-bearing people are set to make a violent upsurge in the time of the two suns as they seek to recapture a glory remembered by the Songweavers.
Fractious and independent by nature, there are many kinds of Tamvaasa, depending on their environment. The mountain and forest dwelling Tamvaasa scratch a living in small groups. Those dwelling around the northern lakes are the true center of Tamvaasa culture, focusing on their chief settlement Jaarvi. Prowling the northern coasts live the seafaring warriors of the Waterwanderers, the Folkin of Mooji.
The Tamvaasa are savage, deriving their strength and ferocity from their unforgiving homeland.
But that is not all the Tamvaasa derive. They and they alone are able to harness the wild forces that inhabit the northern forests - especially the terrible Vilkai.Capable of fighting alone or in groups, the Tamvaasa are skilled at ambushes as much as frontal assaults.