|Posted by SotF on May 7, 2010 at 11:28 PM|
The idea of the nomads came from the concept of the sauropod and herd migrations.
Instead of building cities and fortresses, the Nomads have tamed the Sauroposeidon herds that migrate through the area and live in structures strapped to these mighty beasts while rangling other species to serve as combat and exploration mounts.
Different groups of them are referred to as herds, namely due to their "cities" are infact seperate herds of the sauropods. Few creatures would attack a herd, and those that do can be fought by the Nomads living on them.
They also raise hadrosaurs similarly to cattle as a food source.
Each Herd of Nomads tatoo their beasts with patterns that tend to contain elements unique to their herd with minor elements from their "Home" herd if they joined the herd.
Unlike their beasts, the Nomads rarely have any body ornamentation with the exception of a single tattoo that encircles the neck on members that have married and the head of the tribe has another.
They have little in the way of metal, most of which is used for small blades and other needed materials. The elite forces are equipped with metal arrowheads or spear tips.