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Fiercely territorial, they have been at war with one clan or another throughout the planet's history. The Tzesarki, or chief tzesar over all clans, is traditionally from the Ruh. Males marry at 15 and are not educated. Black obsidian is the Ruh gem and their symbol is a kweeoh claw.
The border between the Ruh and the Fasra is a long and winding river with wide deltas. On one side it is called the Fasra River and the other it is the Ruh. Strangers boating down its rapids have been known to get lost, looking for the very river on which they are paddling. The Ruh clan negotiated with the Tarthian Empire to locate a starport in their capitol city. Because the main transportation prior to the human's arrival had been horses, a common joke in Ruh City is that traffic stinks.
Felidae is the biological family name of cats. It seemed natural to name the Kin homeworld the same way. Although not revealed in any books yet, the Kin were created by Pietas. Known among the feline-like non-human creatures as Adel Jansaara (Saint of Silver), he was worshipped and feared as their creator. When he was exiled to Sempervia, his ability to monitor and alter their genetic makeup vanished. The Kin spent the next 10,000 years without his influence. When they were rediscovered in the 4643 TSD (Tradestandard date) by Rheyn Destoiya, Empress of Tarth. She immediately informed her twin brother -- Pietas.
The modern Kin, whose name means "Pride", have forgotten their origins. They tore down all remnants that reminded them of the person who had come to their world to claim pairs of them for tribute. Statues built to Pietas were destroyed and their pieces scattered.
The tribute, unknown to them, was for experimentation. Pietas was creating an invincible army. That fact was one of the reasons he was exiled. Read the Bringer of Chaos series for the origins of his story. Be aware - he is not what he seems. Not at all.
Horses abound in this clan's territory. They are bred for speed and strength. A good bargain is said to be a "Fitzzeen Deal" since they are skilled traders. Despite their small land area, they are one of the richest clans. Males marry at 15 and are not educated. Their stone is jet. Symbol is the horse.
Their land is covered with ice for about 30 days each year, but rarely with snow. During that time, a hardy type of seals inhabit its eastern coast, providing the people sufficient meat to survive a long winter. Males are educated to age 6. Gem is amethyst. Symbol is clover, transplanted from the Aleksay.