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 Dorani Superstitions
 Posted: Feb 28 2013, 03:42 PM
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It's a box of spiders.
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Branson Faust, Rohesia Clements

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Chikanory contributes:
  • Windows are built high up on the walls to keep evil spirits from entering through the glass at night.
  • Villages tap their elbows together instead of shaking hands to seal a deal.
  • It is important to crush eggshells completely instead of leaving them in neat halves. Evil spirits will use the eggshells as boats and are attracted by them.
  • Salt can not only keep food from spoiling ('purifying' it) but can also keep evil spirits from entering your house or ward them away from a possessed item.
  • A piece of amber can act as a talisman of longevity if worn as an amulet around your neck. The Fossil Amber could be used for this as well? As an extension Aerodactyl could be considered highly prized because they bring long life to their handler.
  • Always sweep dust from your shop out the back door. Sweeping out the front door sweeps all of the luck out with the dust.
  • Doors should never directly face a road or a gate, as that invites spirits and wandering demons inside.
  • Never step directly on a house's threshold when entering or exiting. By stepping on that line, you break the protection of the threshold and allow spirits inside.
  • A baby with more than one hair crown will be mischievous and disobedient
  • Beating a person with a broom will bring bad luck on them for years.
  • Pointing at the moon is disrespectful and will get your ears chopped off. Pointing at Lunatone will do the same.
  • Sparrows, crows, pigeons, and ravens (aka Murkrow, Spearow, Pidove, etc) should not be killed because they carry the spirits of the dead to the afterlife.
  • If you believe someone is casting a spell on you or giving you the evil eye, spitting on the ground will break the spell. Of course, this is also rude to do in proper company so a sign made with your hands can be substituted to wipe away the evil spell.
  • Meeting the gaze of a dark Pokemon on new moons is considered bad luck as it could be an evil spirit in disguise. Dark and ghost type Pokemon are not evil, per se, but must be respected and treated with caution if you come upon an unknown one.
metronome contributes:
  • Parting one's hair at an angle (as opposed to straight down the middle) is common, as it deters Dark/malicious attention away from the third eye (middle of the brow)
  • Growing out one's hair is treated similarly to the samurai of old (and Native Americans) -- cutting it is a sign of shame, reserved for failure or punishment. Long hair is a status symbol. It is also taboo to touch another's hair without their consent; it would greatly violate their personal space and is a sign of disrespect.
  • Birthdays are a celebration where the one born gives back to those around them in thanks; they are the gift-giver for that day.
  • For those who are more native than not, talking isn't valued as it is in other cultures -- chit chat is not common and is seen as a sign of nervousness/insecurity. Silence is a sign of contemplation/wisdom, and listening and intuition are valued.
  • Pokeballs are traditionally seen as the worst combination of a cage, a whip, and a muzzle. In the 'old way,' pokemon were befriended only, not forced into bondage. Requiring that fail-safe is dishonorable and disrespectful to pokemon, who are seen as being equal with people, not below.
      (Addendum by Chikanory) In the modern eye, although pokeballs are far more acceptable and widely used, depending on pokeballs to control one's Pokemon can be a point of shame. A true Dorani doesn't need Pokeballs. They are a luxury, not a necessity.
  • In more common times, the above view would be less strict; it can be a necessity in some cases. Would be a source of tension between generations for some families/smaller hovels.
  • A lot of natives who follow traditional ways of life are/were nomadic more often than not, harkening back to pre-terrace farming Doran.
  • Ghosts are treated with respect first, and not feared on-sight.


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