Na'vari'z, Subculture of Amari'z Edit
Subcultural Advantage: Half cost to purchase Commune with Animals advantage, Half cost buy-in to Plainstalker martial school
Na'vari'z Nation Representative: Qaletaqa (Guardian of the People):
Current Qaletaqa: Meturato (translation: Black Kettle)
Capital City: Sequajana
Military Structure: The Na'vari'z provide scouts and Special Infiltration Units (SIU's) to the Amari'z army.
History of the Qaletaqa Edit
When a Na'vari'z citizen accepts the position of Qaletaqa, he (or she) renounces his own tribal roots and becomes "one of all tribes" for the duration of his appointment to the President's Council of Advisors. The Qaletaqa is elected to the position by the Council of Chieftons, and is considered a great honor and sign of trust. Each tribe presents a single nominee to the Council, not necessarily one of their own. The nominees are then examined and interviewed by the Council, and the choice announced in a formal ceremony.
Each Qaletaqa serves a two year term and a Na'vari'z Nation's representative to the President's Council and resides in New Winthrop, speaking for The People and advising the President on Na'vari'z affairs. Once his term is over, he may be renominated, but may only serve again if the Council examines his qualifications against the new nominees in a clean process of selection.Regardless of his future path, however, he will always be revered as a Wise Elder when he returns to his native tribe, and may act as a peacekeeper and adviser between tribes during times of dispute.
In the history of the position, only one female has ever served as the Qaletaqa, Magaskawee (translation: graceful swan maiden) of the Iiniwa tribe. She was elected unanimously for her single-handed intervention in the Feud of Dry Gulch, which directly resulted in the peaceful resolution of a rising wave of violence between two cattle farmers in a land dispute. Had the feud escalated, the entire town may have been burned to the ground, and, as a result of her quick thinking, the Council of Elders nominated her unanimously for the position in 1680. She served three consecutive terms, from 1680 to 1686. She is now a grandmother, and still serves as one of the most respected tribal elders in Iiniwa history.