Ruled by fire, Zjarri is a land that pulses with life. The pulse or the Fire as the Tribes like to call it, lives out in the open plains, up in the highest mountains and in the tall, green grass but most importantly, it lives in the hearts and minds of every single Zjarrian. The Fire of Zjarr is the core to life and its very existence and the Tribes would be lost without their Fire Mother.
Zjarri is a fertile land, abundant with food and water and there is more than enough to sustain the Tribes but what is needed is only taken. The rest is left to thrive as the People of Fire do. The Tribes are farmers and hunter-gathers who have made roots in permanent homes. Rivers, fruit trees and wildlife scatter the vast landscape, while millet fields, kava bushes and vegetable crops are dotted in and amongst the villages.
It is a land where thunderstorms are smelt on the wind and where people start fires with their hands. A place where ancestors sway in the branches of the ancient Baobab tree and where wild animals take on the lives the Tribes have lost to the Fire.
Teeming with the angry energy of the Fire Mother, the Tribes are a passionate, determined, daring people. They are a brave, selfless warrior race who have grown bold out of the necessity to protect their customs and traditions. It is a way of life that was created by Zjarr and the Tribes will stop at nothing to maintain it, even though many lives are lost keeping it safe.
Zjarrian men and women participate equally in decision making, even though some gender stereotypical roles do slip through the cracks. Family is highly valued and the birth of a newborn baby is widely celebrated. The Tribes believe in welcoming the new life along with it's new Fire into their families and communities.
Disciplined and driven by the Fire that burns in each of them, the Zjarrians are forward thinkers, animated storytellers, competitive barters and the inventors of smelted metal.
Megan Futcher's Mini-Bio:
People and cultures have always fascinated me and I enjoy thumbing through heavy books on anthropology and archaeology. My novels and novellas dive into an unknown world before recorded history and I love asking the 'what if' question while I share online and write the 4 born, a fantasy spin on human evolution and freedom exploring strength and beauty of multiculturalism.
Wind and Fire Synopsis:
In a world where the four elements rule as gods, the Gaias of Wind, Fire, Water and Earth determine the existence and fate of every man and women. Threatening this seemingly perfect world is the Fourborn – a yet to be identified baby born of all four races and the only one who has the power to set mankind free from it's elemental shackles.
Divinely chosen in the pending chaos is a guardian from each race. With the words of an ancient prophesy as their only guide, they must find and protect the Four born at all costs or risk losing everything they hold dear.