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Important Aspects Culture (WIP)

Overview
Dothraki culture is best described as a mixture of English, Germanic, and Norse cultures.

Food
Because of its cold climate, most Dothraki food is hearty. Pierogis are a dumpling dish filled with anything from mashed potatoes to onions to mushrooms to sausage. Many people hunt, especially in the lush forests of Mandalore, and wild game such as wild boar, and elk also makes up a large part of the diet. Staple vegetables include potatoes, mushrooms, corn, and wheat. In coastal regions, fish like salmon, crab, and tuna makes up a large part of the diet.

Religion
The two main religions in Dothrakia are Mando and Peutonic Catholicism. Corellia is mostly Peutonic while the rest of Dothrakia is mostly Mando. There are small enclaves of the other major religions around Dothrakia but not to enough of an extent to be noteworthy. Religion does not play a large role in daily life in Dothrakia as most of the population has a mostly agnostic view on religion. Religion also plays a limited role in government with the most notable instances of religion being used is the ceremonial swearing on of the various titles of nobility around the nation.

Great Houses
Although in the modern era titles of nobility have little real significance, there are still several great families that are appointed titles of nobility and are known to be large and wealthy benefactors in their respective areas. Not all houses are created equal with some, like the Starks, being the most powerful northern house, with the other northern houses swearing oaths of loyalty. Often times, cities were named after the great houses that were located there. Some of the Great Houses include
Starks (Starkhold)
Manderly's (Manderly)
Umber's (Umber)
Tyrell's (Alderaan)
Glover's (Glover)
Lannisters (Casterly Rock)
Pykes (Pyke)
Targaryen (Tyra)
Mormont (Bear Island)

Public Service
In Dothrakia, Public Service is seen as a necessity for at least a short period of time. However, after the mandatory 2 year service period public service is looked at with varying degrees of respect based on each specific case.

Civilian Military Preparedness
After the mandatory 2 year conscription into the armed forces for males many Dothraki's will enter the militia and as a result, Dothrakia has a large militia population. These militia forces are allowed to keep their personal weapons in their home. In addition, there are various bunkers located around the country with additional heavy weapons, ammunition, and communications equipment to allow them to continue to be a capable fighting force for extended periods of time, even behind enemy lines.
Dothrakia itself is built like a massive fortress. Anti-tank traps like Dragons Teeth are used as guardrails in some part of Dothrakia, ready to be moved onto the roads in the even of hostile invasion.In addition, many tunnels and bridges are also rigged with explosives that could be detonated to prevent their use by the enemy.
Since the Imperial War and the invention of atomic weapons, Dothrakia has mandated that towns have community bomb shelters capable of allowing the towns citizens to survive such an attack. The community bomb shelters are said to be able to hold 115% of the Dothraki population at any one time. Small towns have large underground parking garages that can serve as sealed community shelters. There are also hospitals and command centres in such shelters, aimed at keeping the country running in case of emergencies. In addition, private bomb shelters are common in Dothrakia, especially in the rural and suburban areas, and these often double as cellars in times of piece.

War Dogs
Due to the compulsory military service, large parts of the population go on to become private military contractors (PMCs), or mercenaries. Some people never move on from being PMC's and are known as War Dogs. Although groups of War Dogs are seen, most war dogs are solitary individuals who travel the world looking for the next pay-day. They are some of the most feared mercenaries in the world due to their high level of skill. Huntsmen Private Military Contractors, a Dothraki PMC firm, is one of the largest in the region. Dothraki history as mercenaries dates back to ancient times.

Beskar
Beskar is also known as Northern Steel. Beskar is known for its incredible feats in ancient times. It has been said that a sword made of Beskar could cut through a lesser sword, or rifle barrel, or cut a hair falling across the blade in half. Some ancient rumors have even gone so far as to say that Beskar swords don't even need to be sharpened, and instead are always sharp. Despite being stronger than regular steel, it is also notably lighter, and as a result, was favored by many ancient lords for their weapons. The exact process is now only ever known to a few metalsmith around the Mandalore region, and as a result the metal is very hard to come by. They are known for the rippling effect in the steel that gives them a unique look.
Many Beskar swords have survived to the modern day and are passed down as heirlooms though the great houses of Dothrakia. On of the most famous, Ice, is a great sword that has been passed down for generations through house Stark and is a symbol of the Warden of the North.

Ancient Mand'o (Aurebesh)
Ancient Mand'o, also known as Aurebesh is the ancient language used by the Mandalorians when they first arrived in Dothrakia. Although the country now speaks English as its primary language, Ancient Mand'o can still be seen every now and then, especially in the North, and in other isolated traditional parts of Dothrakia and Mandalore. The language is also commonly used by soldiers, especially Mandalorians, as a way of writing messages on their equipment. In addition they are sometimes used as code in times of war due to few people outside of Dothrakia knowing the language. Soldiers also frequently use the language in tattoos in honor of their warrior heritage.

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