A Kaierian Warrior is of elven origin (in general only Tethinrhim tribe members are allowed) who has trained for at least two hundred years in the various arts of war, self defence and combat. They are highly trained in at least three various weapons, specialising in one, while being proficient in all other standard weapons. Each Kaierian is also a trained ranger. They also know how to navigate their way around without a human compass.
Picture description: A warrior of the Tethinrhim elves, a Kaier. Image drawn by Quellion.
Like the well-known Ar'leiná (an
elven healer who healed the young
Katya the Just) the
Tethinrhim tribe members
and thus the Kaierian Warriors generally have very fair skin and a rich
gold red hair. All children born to the Rónn or Ava'ránn
have hazel eyes and their hair has often been commented on being the
"colour of rubies", or a
"deep sunset red".
The tribe members wear mainly cotton clothing dyed in greens and browns to hide them in the treetops, consisting of dresses, trousers, skirts, shirts and shorts, only restricted by the imagination of the wearer.
... generally wear a leather flap that covers the front and back of their pelvis. Some males also include light cotton under wrap for extra protection. When going to war, leather armor is worn covering their chest and legs. Some also wear a chain mail covering the leather, however this is very rare. Green face paint is applied and Vieors (consisting of a necktie and an arm band) are worn.
... wear leather covering the breasts in their own chosen fashion and a short skirt or flap like the males wear. Some females also are opting for the cotton under cover. When in battle some females also wear the leather armor. Green face paint is applied and Vieors are worn.
or Ava'ránn Kaierians
... wear the same as other Kaierian Warriors, however, they also add the Rónn or Ava’ránn bands, Fui'Veior (consisting of a headdress, a necktie and an arm band). Rónns and Ava’ránns are also wearing green face paint.
Coat of Arms/Sign. The
of the Tethinrhim tribe believe similar to the
Ylfferhim that they are
descendants of the Astyrhim
light elves. While they don’t share the same coat of arms, they
have taken the eye symbol from this tribe (the Tear of
Avá) and incorporated it
in their coat of arms, which mainly consists of a black sword pointing down,
refering to their proud Kaierian Warriors.
Territory. The elven Tethinrhim tribe is found in the Auturian Woods north east of the Gulf of Maraya. The Woods are located in the mid to lower regions of the southern Sarvonian Continent, west of the human city of Marcogg.
Organization. In order to become a Kaierian Warrior, one must first be Tethinrhim by birth of at least one parent. Non-Tethinrhim are unable to use the title of Kaierian, those that are found to be doing so are punished. There is also a natural ability born in to the elf. This natural ability generally surfaces around the age of thirty, when the elf is still young.
As each Tethinrhim child is taught the basics of how to defend itself, those who take to the teachings, are put in to a special training program where they are advanced far beyond others of their own age.
Training takes place mostly in the Ria, as that is the base of the Tethinrhim, some even more advanced trainings happen out side the Ria, however this is specified and only a selective few are allowed to do this, generally this only refers to the older and more experienced. The teachings never come to a complete stop, as one can never learn or train enough.
Discipline is a major influence to the Tethinrhim, and therefore for the Kaierian as well, if not more so. Disobedience is not tolerated at all, you are there to learn and train, failing to do so will bring about punishment, sometimes verbal, although physical is more than likely used. Even the Tethinrhim are elves, they will punish in a physical way when required.
As the student grows they are taken to more advanced trainings, each series containing a various set of skills, which the student must learn so that they can continue to the next level.
Picture description: A typical Kaier tattoo, drawn by Quellion.
At this level, the Iteh training is increased. The moves become more acrobatic. While at the same time basic hand to hand fighting is taught, more on a sparing level where you have to defend yourself from an oncoming attack. During the later stages of the training, the two are brought together. This is another step for the Youth Warriors in the development towards their Iteh, once they have finished this level of training. It takes approximately three years to graduate to the next level.
The already installed discipline is increased at this level, as actual attacking manovers in the Iteh are being taught. While no weapons are used at this stage, the manovers that are taught require the student to have a great respect for life, and their trainers. One slight jestur which could be thought of as being disrespectful towards another person is severely punished. What others would consider advanced, the Kaierian Warriors complete a basic training in using weapons, namely the sword, bow, dagger and crossbow.
Along with the physical stages of Iteh, ranger trainings are continued. Animals and plants from other regions are taught to the student. Gods and other stories, legends and various educational knowledge are also passed on to the trainee.
This stage takes some time to complete, as the attacking manovers must be perfect before the Third Warriors can continue to the next stage. They also require the knowledge to be known so that they can actually go out to the other parts of the world and start to put in to practice some of their teachings.
In order to complete this level, one must go out on a voyage to an unknown place and then return to the Ria. The time that it takes each trainee is different, and the knowledge with which each trainee comes back with varies. The tale of the journey is kept to the Travelling Warriors themselves, they are only allowed to discuss their trip with the Ránn, Rónn or Avár'Soórn of the tribe.
Once a trainee returns home he/she is placed in the care of the Avár'Soorn. They sit down and talk through any thing which the trainee might have experienced. It is in essence so that the trainee can then move on to the next level of training with a clear head knowing that someone is aware of everything that they have just gone through. Once the Home Warriors have finished their story, their tribal tattoo is added to with an image which describes their journey.
At this level, they are taught how to use the weapons. Heavy, intense, and some what overwhelming training is given in this stage. To make sure that on the trainees' next level of training they are able to defend themselves in any situation. There is no particular order that the trainee is taught, however the weapons consist mainly of sword, bow, coóran’lóh, scourge, crossbow etc.
"Second Travelling Warrior")
When they are ready, the trainee will leave the Auturian Woods again on a journey which they find themselves. This may take anywhere from only a few months to several years. By the time the trainee is at this level, he/she is around the age of two hundred. Second Travelling Warriors travel out and discover themselves, and put use to their skills. They can only return when they feel that they have completed this step. When they return again to the Ria and talk with the Avá’Soórn, they talk over their journey once more and then it is decided whether or not they completed this level.
Highly Trained War Warrior)
Their final tattoo is added to again once talking to the Avá’Soórn, who has personally discussed the progress of the warrior with the Ránn and Rónn of the tribe. The now fully trained warrior is able to go out in a party and protect the tribe when required. They can also train others in becoming Kaierian Warriors.
Information provided by Uragel