Average Lifespan: 120 years
Age of Adulthood: 20 years
Physical Attributes:

  • Avg. Height: 6’0″ for men and women, little variation
  • Skin color: Ranges from tan to deep brown
  • Eye color: Various shades of brown, matches the hooves
  • Hair: Usually dull, dark blondes to mid-browns, grays slightly with age, no facial hair
  • Identifying characteristics: Double-jointed legs with large rounded hooves, fur covering the legs, furry ears, stocky builds
  • Physically compatible with: None
The Mnemran Barrenlands are home to the Renommans, but due to harsh conditions only the northern portion is suitable for settlements.

Important Renommans:

  • Rodelace, Guardian of the Renommans
  • Overlord Calles Whargon

Family and Marriage:
Because Renomm is the only major city in the federation, well-paying jobs in Renomm are highly desired and very quickly filled if any become available. Immediate families may only have one or two well-payed members, and often stay together in one household after the children have reached adulthood, pooling their income to support the whole unit. It is usually only when both parts of the family are financially secure that one member might choose a separate home for his or her own family apart from siblings and parents. There is a lower rate of marriage among renommans than Abmiram’s other cultures, most probably because marriage and love are not as important an aspect of life for them.

Renommans are not terribly concerned with fashion. Standard wear for males is short pants either tied at the knee or left untied, long shirts with no sleeves or short, loose sleeves, and often bandannas or hats of some kind to shade the face. Wristbands, short cloaks, and belts are common accessories. Women almost always dress in even looser, longer shirts over skirts of various styles. They wear hats or head wraps that often include longer portions which hang down over the shoulders. Renomman clothing may have bright colors, but rarely has any decoration other than simple striping. Though most glassworks are exported, it is common for women to own a few necklaces or bracelets of colored glass beads.

Social Customs:
Far above wealth and background, the Renommans value strength and daring. The Duneguards, law enforcement of the major city, Renomm, are historically the most highly respected members of society. Renommans are known to undertake difficult tasks simply for the satisfaction of completing them (along with bragging rights). An old saying has become somewhat of a motto for the culture: “For triumph, we choose the challenge.” It is a common belief that the original renomman guardian, Rodelace, chose the harsh barrenlands as her people’s home because it would prove their resilience. As young renommans near adulthood, it is common for groups of friends to make treks to the massive crag in the barrenlands south of Renomm in order to climb to the top. Though no group has ever reached the summit, the attempt has become somewhat of a right of passage among sixteen to eighteen-year-olds.

Gender Roles:
There is little difference between the opportunities for men and women in renomman society. However, due to the men being naturally physically stronger, the more difficult trades are usually performed by men. Men also tend to hold more respected positions such as that of a Duneguard for the same reasons, though there have been a few women Duneguards in recent history. Women tend to lean more toward the craftier, more creative or intellectual lines of work, especially smaller-scale glassworking.

The Renomman Federation is made up of all renomman settlements in the northern portion of the Mnemran Barrenlands. Because of the harsh environment, the city of Renomm is the only city of significant size. A few other smaller towns have formed at key passages along well-traveled trade routes, but otherwise there are few villages much bigger than camps. All settlements other than Renomm work together with the massive trade center to keep a constant flow of resources. Renomm, built at the only accessible point along the sea coast, is the center of the federation which is headed by the overlord. He is succeeded by his most impressive son (or daughter) unless there is an obviously more popular candidate among the people.