Customs and Rituals
Custom and Rituals
Everywhere a traveler goes, there are strange new customs and rituals practiced by the locals. In one village in the Beyond, for example, it is the custom to force all outsiders to spend their first night in a barn with the livestock. In a particular village in Corao, all transactions require both parties to swear to their honesty with a complex hand gesture while they recite the names of their parents.
In isolated corners of the Ninth World, things can get pretty strange. In one village in the Frozen South, a young man or woman coming into adulthood must enter a cave and be bathed by unusual energies. Most emerge unchanged, but a few come out with physical or mental alterations. In a town in Vralk, anyone wishing to lead the community must descend into an ancient pit of steel and synth and consume one of the fungal worms there without being devoured by the worms themselves.