Sieg (シグ, Plural form: Sieg) is a term which means "Sergal race" itself or "we/us/our" in Northern primitive language, Sieg language. This word can be said to be the ancient name of sergals. Also, it is the original word to refer to Shigu. "Sieg" was originally referring to both race and place. That is a different language speech entirely separate from Shigu.
"Shigu" and "Sergal" is an expression in Gold Ring language which is the official language of planet Tal. To clarify, the original word "Sieg" was separated to refer different things by GR language around after the Shigu Kingdom founded. "Sergal" has come to refer to race, and "Sieg" has come to applied GR language notation and pronunciation "Shigu" and it has come to refer to a place.
If it's used in present day, it refers to these very primitive people of local tribes who have no certain leader or affiliation. It's mainly used for one of classification of three type of clan in Shigu in the early stages. Plus, it's also used for ancient Southern sergals in pioneering days when they still had not established a race name named Sergals.
Chatter boy, a sergal child who is classified to Sieg sergals - From Vilous Manga EP4 "The Twelve Plainswalkers".
They are generally a gathering of weak, timid people who do not have a sufficient way to fight back against the deadly Talyxian biota. Due to this, they are always in danger of losing their lives all too easily.
They almost can't use language. A part of them may speak in a very simple way, but it has a distinctive broken speech pattern.
Generally, they live every day while just staying on the spot with their friends, or just wandering without certain purpose.
Comprehensively, they were the most primitive group in the Northern sergals before Northern land got civilized.
This is the Village of the Mole-Digger tribe, the tribe which belongs to Sieg clan. Its simple appearance is typical of Sieg clan sergals, and matches their lifestyle. It might not look like much, but it's home. And more importantly, it helps keep the tribe safe. - From Vilous Manga EP4 The Twelve Plainswalkers.
While Ekay looks on in stunned silence, the sergal children rush the strange shuffling monster and immediately begin striking it with their sticks and makeshift weapons. - From Vilous Manga EP4 The Twelve Plainswalkers.
They have no many clothes and weapons. Even if they have something, it is quite simple things in most of the cases. When they fight with threats like wild creatures, they end up with very simple or makeshift weapons like a stick. Some of them were even completely undressed. Some may be dressed in a bit rich clothes, but almost all of it is a reused item of lost property from other rich clans which they found by chance.
They do not have very wide vocabularies and often communicated with each other using simplistic animal-like noises.
Their mortality rate is very high due to overall weakness. Meanwhile, they show the earliest average in age to get sexual maturity among all sergals, but a lot of them can't reach the elderly, due to death which caused by wildlife's attack.
In rare cases, an individual who has very strong curiosity more than fear be born, and the mortality rate of such person is higher than common sieg people. But if they were lucky, they may encounter a group of Brave Clan or Shaman Clan and will join them.
Ekay is surprised by the sergal child's statement, and presses them for information. Realizing they should explain further, Chatter boy takes a moment to share one of their tribe's beliefs, thumping himself on the chest to signify their heart and the souls they believe lie within. - From Vilous Manga EP4 "The Twelve Plainswalkers".
Many Sieg clan sergals are always in danger of losing their lives all too easily. This is because they are generally a gathering of weak, cowardly people who do not have a sufficient way to fight back against the deadly Talyxian biota. Due to this grim fact and harsh situation, they often develop a rather unique outlook on life and the concept of death.
With regard to the Mole-Digger tribe, a tribe which belongs to Sieg clan, they consider and recognize what a "living person" is through a very unique lens: they believe that all of their collective souls in their community — their friends — exist together among all of their hearts. These souls exist as an invisible force or energy, but when a person is born, some of this existence flows from mother to child, and the person now exists physically.
However, they also accept that this existence is brief and temporary. When a person dies, their soul energy that was housed within returns to the group, where it lives on among each other. Thus when a person loses their physical body or disappears, it is said that they simply revert back to their invisible soul essence.
Because of this belief of transient existence, those of this belief regard the time spent together to be very precious and a blessing to have. This also gives them a somewhat altered perception of reality, as they do not distinguish between a friend's witnessed death and a friend that departs the village and never returns.
Unlike Brave Clan and Shaman Clan, they have no special and superior ability and technique. They live every day from hand to mouth like an animal.
As they are not enough to be said as "clan", there's member who has warrior role in them but it is not refined, their ability as a warrior doesn't reach to a fine warrior. Though, they are still used to having to judge the threat level of the local wildlife and how to combat it accordingly to survive in these precarious life-threatening environments. Its level just can defeat simple and small wildlife.
Some may have the potential to become shamans, but even so, without a stamp seal and usage of fine words, they will always be recognized as "The Wordless" by mature, refined shamans. As such, the wordless will not be considered objectively capable individuals, because of their unstable ability and immature nature may potentially cause unexpected incidents and/or threats, rather than yield good results in their practice. However, if they are within a Sieg clan, the people can still rely on them as an alternative to Shamans, despite their misgivings and lackluster abilities.
The trio of sergals of Mole-Digger tribe find that their food storehouse has been ransacked of nearly all of its contents. This building is where the tribe stored Talyxian moles that were caught, gathered, and dried for preservation. These moles served as a primary food source for the entire tribe, but now almost all of them have been lost. One of the children mourns this harsh situation while clutching one of the few remaining moles.
As this tribe is comprised of weak and timid people who are unfamiliar with the techniques required to fight large and dangerous wildlife. Rather than hunting large game, they survive by eating twigs, bugs, and small animals that can be found in the forests and other wilderness. - From Vilous Manga EP4 "The Twelve Plainswalkers".
As this lifestyle cannot provide a wide variety of dietary selection, most of the tribes in Sieg clans relies heavily on a specific or little variety of ingredients for the vast majority of their diet.
- Rats - A common small animal throughout Tal, they live in holes that they drill at the roots of plants; they have a rough texture and are not very tasty. Generally, civilized people don’t eat them, but they are still made into preserved food in Gold Ring since they are easy to catch.
- Dead animal parts - Leftover parts of deceased animals, such as bones, meat scraps, and skin. They are often found scattered on the outskirts of the forest. These are one option for poor people to use as food if they can’t go into the forest because they are too weak to fight or have no other way to obtain food.
- Pupa cast - A shed skin castoff by a Talyxian creature. A number of Talyxians undergo metamorphosis and ecdysis, shedding a skin as they grow into further developed stages of life. The chaff from these pupae hold some nutritional value, and large pupas may actually be used as a material for clothing.
- Dondokos sprout (or bulb) - When a Dondoko has their legs eaten by other dondokos, the remaining body mass fades to a black color and it forms a sort of bulb. This becomes a source of many babies. Shamans have found a way to raise dondokos from bulb state to livestock age. However, less knowledgeable people usually pick the bulb directly and eat it. While it does taste good, the size is often too small to last long.
- Hare - A hare similar to those found on Earth. They are domesticated and treated as common livestock for most of Tal, but they are one of the favored/preferred higher food for this Sieg group of people. They are very nimble, so while they are easy to kill, the time and effort to catch them is often great. There is also the risk that such a chase may bring the hunter across the undesired path of a dangerous creature.
Prior to 1,000 B.C.E., a portion of Northern sieg began to migrate south. This group wandered as nomads in the southern deserts, living in poverty and subsisting on what little food and water they could find. In this era, they already have working relationships with Talyxian-Dogs. Though it did not be elucidated whether they are or are not direct descendants with the Talyxian-Wolves, the Eltus records are said that southern sieg considered dogs important property at the beginning.
From several hundred years B.C.E., a part of the Agur (precursors to the modern Agudners) left their villages by the forests and ventured out into the southern deserts, eventually encountering the nomadic gypsy Sieg. Together they settled on the shores of a vast salt lake. This settlement would eventually grow to become Gold Ring.
During their beginning of an association, Agurs determined their race name to be Agudners, and Sieg determined their race name to be Sergals. These names were firmly determined as the official race name of them as Gold Ring language will be used as the official language of planet Tal. And then, here, the Southern Sergals and Agudners drafted a constitution to formalize their everlasting cooperation and friendship.
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