The Wananakas (The People of the Sea)

The Wananakas (wä-nä-nä’-käz) are island dwellers, living on a system of tropical islands to the west of the continent. The islands consist of jungle, savannah, and wetland regions. The people are scattered throughout the islands, gathered in family groups who live in close proximity to one another. They generally dwell in large grass huts, while only the most prominent people live in tree houses high in the palm trees within the village. As an island nation, they rely on their special boats to travel between the islands and explore the reef, hunt for fish, and seek out other resources found beneath the seas.

Real World Association: Tongan and Samoan Islands

Capital: Onanee

Regional Population: 7,130

Government: Tribal Chieftain

Religion: Zeelan

Dragon Sponsors: Brine, bronze, green, red, sea

Tribal Information

  • Sister Tribes: Wakiki (wä-kee’-kee), Wanane* (wä-nä’-nay), Watoni (wä-tō’-nay)
  • Tribal Beasts: Crab, dolphin, panda bear, parrot, pelican, sea turtle, shark, spider monkey, tiger, whale, wild ape
  • Tribal Dwellings: Grass huts
  • Tribal Arms: Club (wood with obsidian chips, as morning star), dagger (obsidian), net, short bow (obsidian arrows), shortspear, spear, trident (obsidian)
  • Imports: Stone and metal weapons, iron wares, rare spices, dried meats
  • Exports: Exotic fish, shell fish and sea animal meats, exotic fruits, pearls, baskets, shells, nets, fine fishing tools and boats
  • Alignment: LN, N
  • Allies: The Jojiipewaa (steady), The Kanasatke (conditional), The Okwashonee (conditional)
  • Area: The Wanané Keys
  • Environment: Warm jungle and water