Zazamancs come from the Saracen Kingdom of North Africa and Araby. It includes the desert dwellers, the many city states along the Mediterranean coast and the Sarahan desert. Its people are educated and sophisticated in ways that the other Continental peoples find difficult to understand.
"We are a wise and powerful people. We have conquered the strongholds of the ancient empire of Egypt and taken from them the knowledge that is worth adding to our own. Foreign peoples are often excitable and prone to violence, but beneath that can be loyal and friendly once they overcome their bias against strangers."
The Moors have a coming of age ceremony that is marked with solemnity and celebration. The youth relates his worthiness, tell of his deeds, performs some actions to prove his value, and is welcomed into the warrior brotherhood.
Unlike western knights, the bow is not considered an undignified weapon by Moor warriors who focus on its use.
Skills & TraitsEdit
Zazamanc stock tends to produce sturdier, nimbler people than other cultures.
Zazamanc warriors are excellent riders and favour skirmish fighting, shooting with their bows from horseback.
"Our ancient ways have protected us and our families since the dawn of time. We will worship and honor them as long as they continue to do so."
The Saracens are said to be a pagan people who worship a trinity of deities named Mahounde, Tervagan, and Apollin.
Religious traits for Saracen knights are: Chaste, Just, Merficul, Pious, Temperate.
Saracens appear often in Arthurian literature. (The most famous individual is Sir Palomides.) This is, however, an illogical event caused by authors writing the 5th century as the 15th: In the historical period corresponding to Arthur's time, Islam did not yet exist, it's prophet was centuries from being born, but later authors added Saracen enemies to the stories to give historical depth to their rivalry with the Muslims in the Holy Land.