Vandatianism

Trait: +2 to Handle Animal and Ride checks
Special: Vandatian men do not cut their hair after reaching 16

The Vandatians were once a people with a nation of their own. That nation, shattered during the Great Devastation, followed a belief in the One God, He without name, beginning their Long Wandering, Their faith was actually an offshoot of the Doxologists, and did not take up the belief in a cyclical world or re-incarnation. Instead, they came to believe that those of good natures who were helpful and kind would bear a special place in His Holy Book, and when all things withered and died in the end times, those inscribed in the Book would be raised from the dead in a new land, never forced to roam again.

For the Vandatians are roamers by nature. Families tend to live in ornately-decorated carts, and move from place to place, often with their herds of sheep or, for particularly well-off Vandatians, cattle. Relying, as they do, on the travel, Vandatians are also terrific horse-breeders. Despite these skills, they are often reviled as outsiders, thieves and kidnappers, even disease carriers. While there are a few who stray from the Path, the Vandatians as a whole revere the family as an institution, and would balk from kidnapping. Having said that, they are skilled at separating the unwary from their coin, albeit always with the help of the mark.

Vandatianism

Might and Magic SirChazbot