|Average Lifespan: 85 years
Age of Adulthood: 17 years
Family and Marriage:
Sebellpan families are normally small with zero to three children on average. The importance of family varies from person to person. Children are often the first choice to take over a family business, but they are free to choose another path if they wish. Marriage is a matter of choice, and marriage for love is extremely common. Most Sebellpans see nothing wrong with marriage between two people of different cultures. After the age of seventeen or eighteen is when it is generally considered appropriate to marry, and marriages are performed by the authority of the couple’s desired home town’s officials, payed for by the family.
The common garb for a working Sebellpan is made of durable, fairly loose-fitting, cloth material. Men typically wear long-sleeved tunics and long pants with belts. Women often wear knee-length dresses with accenting bodices as casual wear, but they dress similarly to men for work that requires more physical freedom. The most common shoe style is a sturdy, leather boot with a thick sole which is strapped around the ankle and lower calf. Any hairstyle is acceptable, but Sebellpans often keep their hair quite short or pulled back for practical reasons.
Sebellpans are typically quite open-minded and tolerant in most regards. It is common for Sebellpans, especially merchants, to travel to and reside in any of Abmiram’s other cities no matter what the culture. Children in sebellpan towns attend school until age thirteen to fifteen at which time they usually take on an apprenticeship in their desired trade. There is no discrimination toward either gender when it comes to professions. Those with wealthier families are often sent to study further at one of the crown city, Sebellpa’s, several academies. Sebellpans are generally the most well-informed and educated of Abmiram’s inhabitants.
All sebellpan-run towns in Abmiram are subject to the monarchy which is centralized in the crown city, Sebellpa. The king and his many advisors and councilors are responsible for all aspects of government. The magistrates of each town are merely representatives of the king and must report to him on any major decisions. The city of Sebellpa has a fairly large royal guard made up of men and woman who patrol the city in an effort to keep order.