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[Answered] Unathi, childhood, teenagehood and adulthood.

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Recently I've engaged in a binge of documentaries detailing African and South American tribes and their culture and after watching these and thinking them over I realized that they resemble the Unathi thought process, although they are more related to Japan these African and South American tribes also place the same if not even more value on honor, family and religion.


I looked through the threads and lore channel and didn't really find anything actually detailing the period of growth of a young Unathi, most question seems to be more concerned about where they come from, which is quite frankly the disgusting and not required part.

No my question is, how do young Unathi grow up?

Childhood

I spoilered these first two questions as they're more biological than cultural, you're free to not answer them if you don't want to.

- Is an egg considered a young unathi? Would destruction of said egg be murder or not?

- When does Unathi age start? During the hatching or the laying of eggs?

 

- How much importance is given to this hatching? Are there special rituals? Does it depend on the individual clan? Do they celebrate some kind of birthday? Hatchday?

- How quickly do unathi respect this cultural gender difference? We know that Unathi females are given somewhat of a "less important" role in society, but how quickly does it start? Are they seperated clearly from infancy or is it more of a, teenage thing?

- Are hatchlings of for example, shamans and leaders given more special attention or are they given the same treatment as children of normal working Unathi?

- How different would exactly be the childhood of a Unathi living within a city and living in the outback with their clan.

- We know females are given the role of raising children, but what about their fathers? Do they bond with their kids before they become fully grown?

- Is the hatred towards Guwan's enforced from this young of an age or not?

Teenagehood

- Are there specific "coming of age" rituals? Is it specific per clan? Are there any at all?

- How important are children actually? Are they just bargaining chips for adults? Does it depend on the specific family or clan?

- What's considered "Being a teenager"? Just crashing around the super market smoking cigs? Helping your 'pa hunt? Learning social mannerisms from you mother?



Adulthood

- When is a unathi regarded as too old to have kids? Is there like a prefered age to raise children?

- What about grandparents? How much influence do grandparents have in the household?

- Most of the character we know either grew up hunters or warriors, sons of ye olden legends, but what's considered a "normal" unathi? Just an average job in retail?


Excuse me for making this so extensive but a lot of whitelist seem to skip over the beginning and run into the "juicier" parts headfirst and when I create my characters I like to actually create a small story for them and how exactly they'd be influenced by their surroundings.

Thank you in advance.

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Unathi are an entire species, and their culture can be more than two things. Their dominant aesthetic is feudal japan, but if you have a civilization outside the hegemony (or ruins of a civilization in the Wasteland) that do things differently, then you can do so.

 

- How much importance is given to this hatching? Are there special rituals? Does it depend on the individual clan? Do they celebrate some kind of birthday? Hatchday?

A birthday would be as important as our human births, with difference based on the class. A noblewoman's heir to the clan hatching is a far more prestigious and celebratory affair than your typical urban unathi.

 

- How quickly do unathi respect this cultural gender difference? We know that Unathi females are given somewhat of a "less important" role in society, but how quickly does it start? Are they seperated clearly from infancy or is it more of a, teenage thing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Domesticity

They would be socially conditioned at an early age, but the hallmarks of womanhood are more obvious when they hit teenage years.

 

- Are hatchlings of for example, shamans and leaders given more special attention or are they given the same treatment as children of normal working Unathi?

Typically these people can afford more attention. The son of a bishop typically has more expectations than the son of the neighborhood baker.

 

-How different would exactly be the childhood of a Unathi living within a city and living in the outback with their clan.

The same way that it is for humans, in whatever culture or region you are associating with. Urban unathi have the aspects of modernization and industrialization hitting them harder than the rural unathi however, so the traditional notions of honor would become more social norms that guide their daily life and how they are raised and taught.

 

- We know females are given the role of raising children, but what about their fathers? Do they bond with their kids before they become fully grown?

A father figure is important. The father is who the children should look at for examples of masculinity and all the male-centered way of doing things.

 

- Is the hatred towards Guwan's enforced from this young of an age or not?

Yes, because those aren't people that children should be talking to.


Teenagehood

- Are there specific "coming of age" rituals? Is it specific per clan? Are there any at all?

If you want your clan to have one. Urban, modern clans probably can't afford to take time out of their working days to throw an elaborate festival. Your Clan May Vary.

 

- How important are children actually? Are they just bargaining chips for adults? Does it depend on the specific family or clan?

I can't really answer that. That's up for the individual personality of the parents. In a generic unathi family, typically women are bargaining chips but they are also still valid members of the family.

 

- What's considered "Being a teenager"? Just crashing around the super market smoking cigs? Helping your 'pa hunt? Learning social mannerisms from you mother?

All of these, if you want. And school, and worrying about higher education, and what they are going to make of their lives, and how they will live up to the expectation of their parents, grandparents, and ancestors.


Adulthood

- When is a unathi regarded as too old to have kids? Is there like a prefered age to raise children?

It's probably a good idea to stop having children around 50.

- What about grandparents? How much influence do grandparents have in the household?

They are the elders and worthy of respect and admiration, and a source of knowledge and wisdom for the family, to be deferred to whenever possible.

- Most of the character we know either grew up hunters or warriors, sons of ye olden legends, but what's considered a "normal" unathi? Just an average job in retail?

Urban Unathi would work for a native Guild or for a human megacorporation. Their daily life would be like how our daily life is on the station - with less antagonists though. That's one of the major themes of the race - the warriors and hunters and legendary Unathi are threatening to fade out of existence in the face of human modernity and urbanization. It's why many Unathi resisted the Izweski's dealings with humanity, because they saw that within a decade the unathi we see on station will be similar to samurai in modern japan - dusty relics of the past.

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Thank you, all of these helped in my future decisions regarding the species.

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