The Timbaza are peaceful fishermen and hunters. They only fight in self - defense. They have never been known to invade another people and have suffered greatly as a result.
The Timbaza have a population of 24,000 with 4,000 warriors.
A barter system operates in this area.
The Timbaza worship Omael and revere all life. They never take a life without apologizing to the spirits afterwards. A great deal of placatory ritual is tied in with hunting, fishing and warfare in their culture.
The Timbaza are a friendly people who are timid, but kind and generous once their trust is earned. Most of them are talented artists who prefer art to war as a vocation. When they must fight, they are sneaky warriors. They fight from ambush when combat is unavoidable. (Timbaza villages are concealed and camouflaged. When a village is threatened, it can, literally, pull up stakes and move on an hour's notice.)
The Timbaza are ruled by the elder of their royal line. The penalty for minor crimes is ridicule, ostracizement or minor forms of mutilation. For major crimes, the felon chooses between slavery and banishment. Most members of this culture choose slavery. All trials in this land are conducted by the shamans.
The neighbors of the Timbaza consider them to be cowards. In times when no manly adventure is available, they take pleasure in raiding the Timbaza and exhibiting their hatred most graphically. The Timbaza are often raided by Kakana and Ghazai slavers.
Spears, Bows and Darts
Watusi in size, Pygmy in attitude
Warriors wear a quilted vest into battle. Helmets and shields are not common. Their common wear is cloth g - strings when any clothing is worn.