Moragon is traditionally matriarchal though this has begun to change in recent years. Despite this, female members are often more highly revered for their longer life and ability to further the family line. Family lines are always traced through the mother’s bloodline as are the laws of succession.
Belief & Views
There are things in the Deep Mines that cannot be explained by any theology. From the depths, secrets and voices of ages past call to those who can hear. This belief in the ancient and sacred is the faith of Moragon. Belief that memory does not die and those who have left, leave their wisdom behind. It might be more fair to say that this is a deeply held philosophy rather than a religion. The names of all the lost are chiseled in stone, forever linking the past to the future. One day, everyone has their name written in stone and that cannot be avoided. All one can do is hope that their name is remembered fondly.
In recent years, there have been whispers of a resurgence of the dragon faiths of old.
The economy of Moragon is based in the production and refinement of raw materials. They produce much of the world’s steel, iron, coal, and precious gems. Once refined, these are then sold to other nations and provide the foundation of industry in Altera.
Dried meats and preserved foods. Pelmeni, meat pies, cold water fish, and borscht.
Warmth and layers are the keys to survival in Moragon. Linen dresses and shirts decorated with elaborate cross-stitch, covered with a heavy tunic or outer dress for those of common means. Furs of one kind or another are common and increase in quality with social standing. Those of highest wealth add to this layers of rich brocade in cloaks and capes.
Relic Wardens and Sages
Groups & Organizations
Noble Paladins and cunning Bards are the traditional heroes of all Alteran legends.
Real World Cognates
Appalachian coal miners meets the Slavic Rus and northern European peoples.