The Pỹdorãma culture is present among all the immigrants from the lost continent of “Yané Setama”, a term of nheengatu origin, or “Our Land” in common speak. Those who are from this culture are called Amana’Atan, which is another nheengatu term meaning “Strong, Resilient people” in common speak. They are divided by two groups: Anama'Atan Yawara and Anama'Atan Yasi, meaning respectively “Strong Wolf People” and “Strong Moon People”.
Origins of Anama’Atan Yawara:
The Anama'Atan Yawara are descendants of immigrants from a place called "Nhandiayty" ("Spider's Nest"), who intermingled with the local inhabitants of “Yané Setama”. In a distant past, the continent was divided among many kingdoms, countries, and cities, but a child born to a native elven and an immigrant human became a hero by unifying the continent under their leadership. The name of this child has been lost to history, but they are known as "Tatápyina," the Unifier.
After unifying the continent, Tatápyna had a child and four grandchildren, but all were murdered before continuing the unifier's lineage.
Due to these murders, a civil war spread across the continent, only being brought under control when a person claiming to be the illegitimate child of Tatápyina's third grandchild took the throne, restoring peace.
It is presumed that the civil war that caused the initial exodus occurred for similar reasons, but the surviving migrants don't seem to have much knowledge of the events. Just like "Tatápyina," the names of their descendants are not known.
Origins of Anama’Atan Yasi:
The Anama’Atan Yasi are primarily composed of the elvenfolk race known as Selunari. They are one of the native elven races of “Yané Setama”, who instead of welcoming the humans from “Nhandiayty”, were more careful with interchanging, disguising their cities and themselves with magic, only interacting with the outside world if extremely necessary. They were greatly affected by the first civil war, making them even more reclusive.
The Amana'Atan are a diverse people who originated in Alathra from a continent called "Yané Setama." The first migration occurred due to a civil war that engulfed their entire continent, involving four human factions. There is little information about this war, only that it destroyed various different communities within the continent, causing the escape of several creatures to Alathra.
The Yasi people have established themselves on the island of Astravia, located southwest of the Prsata continent, and the Yawara people spread out. There are rumors of a new wave of immigrants, composed of survivors of the war who didn't flee before. This time, it's supposed to be caused by a freezing wind predicted to pass through the continent, nicknamed "Pytuura'Baguar." Apparently, it's such a cold wind that the entire population is preparing for an exodus, seeking refuge in established cities by other Amana'Atan.
The Amana'Atan come from a contact culture that emerged from the integration of different peoples. Because of this, their values originate from various places and traditions, sometimes referred to by scholars as "Anthropophagic." Due to their assimilative nature, people that come into contact with them are often assimilated in a "voluntary" manner, and their customs become part of local or general traditions. The culture also lacks generalized prejudice, although they have a distrust of those who don't participate in or respect the festivities organized in their cities.
For the Amana'Atan, food, festivals, and drinks are essential in an individual's life. To them, work should not be performed without reward. In the words of the Amana'Atan themselves, "We work to live! We don't live to work!" Despite the central role that holidays and festivities play in their culture, they are still hardworking people that focus on getting things done. Some attribute this to the idea that good work leads to good rewards. Overall, they are very friendly and welcoming people, encouraging cultural interaction with others.
The Amana'Atan are predominantly elves and humans. However, a notable minority of other races are also present in the culture. Dwarves and orcs are the most numerous minorities. Orcs and Elves are the native races of Yané Setama, Orcs were more assimilated in Human society, making "Pure Blood Orcs" rare in the Amana'Atan communities, but, many Half-Orcs are present in both their history, religion and society at large.
Children of mixed Orc and Human couples are considered "sacred" to followers of "Yunmoism," one of the religions of the Amana'Atan.
The Selunari faefolk do not typically mix with other species, particularly humans, thanks to their shaken history.
Two religions originated in Yané Setama, namely Yunmoism and Lunarism. These two religions coexist peacefully and are sometimes even assimilated by many individuals due to Yunmoism's syncretic nature and Lunarism's unifying practices.
There are two main languages among the Amana'Atan: "Nheengatu," which translates to "General Language" or "Universal Language," and the language "Porto," possibly originating from Nhandiayty. Most Amana'Atan are fluent in both languages and switch between them during conversations. The frequency of these languages used together is so common that they are often seen as a single, merged language.
Usually, names of historical events, peoples, and cities are in Nheengatu, while casual conversations and names of objects are in Porto.