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Not everything that the tribe need, can be obtained by hunting or plundering, some goals are more abstract. Such needs can be fulfilled by uruki spirits that are called Frumi. Tribe Snaga sometimes needs to perform ritual - Kaushatar in uruki tongue to achieve various goals. Most common are to grant victory in upcoming battle, to foresee the future, plead for bigger plunder in raid or bigger game in hunt. Kaushatar can be used to curse the woes or to protect the tribe, there are as many rituals as there are wishes and no result is certain.

Kaushatar that you are about to witness was conducted as follows. Long before it began the tribe started to make preparations, each decorated in his own way to look as splendid and terrifying as possible. The costumes consisted of leather and cloth masks, jewellery of bone and feathers, headbands, arm bracelets. On exposed parts of their bodies magical symbols and glyphs were painted with charcoal and colourful clays. Meanwhile the venom-brewer Bagathrular and shaman Dushatar are preparing the magical potion in copper pot, later during the ritual, the potion is heated on fire and sometimes it’s set on fire too, because it’s made from strong brandy, and when poured into the fire as an offering to Frumi it burns violently with blue flames. Before the dawn everything is ready, uruki collect their drums, rattles, and other instuments and by the light of single torch the wander to the site of the ritual.

The centre of the ritual is great pile of wood for bonfire and around which circle of fur is spread out for sitting. Outer circle is made of various totems depicting Frumi. After the bonfire is started and uruki are seated, the pot with magical potion is heated and first slow rhythms of instruments start to sound. Sometimes the music fades as the pot goes from hand to hand and more they drink, the more wilder the music gets and more often various incomprehensible throat incantations can be heard. Gradually everyone gets carried away by the rhythm, fall into the trance, their movements gets faster and faster and start to swirl in wild dance. Uruki seem to merge with the flames burning so violently as if it even didn’t need the wood. Dancing bodies swirl frantically taking frightening and horrific forms until the reality of the unfolding scene can be hardly believed.  Their own wild spirits seems to grow into unnatural sizes much larger their physical bodies. The roar, the music and the dance suddenly changes rhythm culminating into the cacophony just before everything stops in burst of blue flames and drown in silent glowing of the fire. After the fire loses its power and flames fade uruki bodies are lying on the ground with their spirits caught in realm of dreams. After a good while when the fire extinguishers completely they rise heavily and slowly return to camp, muttering:

Guri ti ash bajrak. Guri ti Snaga.

Ubo udalgatat ashti. Ubo gimbatat ogh. Ubo gimbatat mokh.

Ubo gimbatat bajrak, lati ur globi tul.


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Snaga: One tribe Snaga: One tribe is a multi-genre story in which the world of creatures known to the humans as orcs comes to life. In their language, they call themselves Uruki and what you know about them so far is only a fraction of what is happening in their world. With our story you can look deeper into the life of Uruki tribe called Snaga. Its members will guide you through common life situations, closer to you their customs, rules and rituals of the tribe as if you were part of it. So if you like fantasy and you would like to take a look into the naturalistic side of that world, if you prefer the reality of the experience rather than of safety imagination, then it is One Tribe what you are looking for. One Tribe project consists of photographic works, authentic music and digital art. These three elements are freely combined to create view of the One Tribe universe, which is presented to the outside world. The entire project will be concluded by an exhibition in the second half of 2016. News will emerge one by one on this website, as we finish different parts of the project work. There are also several additional texts about the people who prepare the entire project.


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W-O-T-A-N Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
С днём рождения! Happy birthday!
Chibi-Bony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch and Welcome to Chibi's World!
Naturgeist93 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
I love what you all do. Such great project! And of course beautiful gallery! <3
Snaga-uruki Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
DarkenJax Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
What an epic gallery.
Snaga-uruki Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot
Carancerth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday o/
I wish you'll have a great year to come =)
kimsol Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thanks :icongromitplz: for the :+devwatch:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! Very interesting gallery :clap:

Thanks a lot for faving my works and watching me by the way.
yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the watch =)
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