"My home is a harsh place; there is no room for weakness. In the lean times, when two tribes meet, we have a Blooding. The survivors of this ritual form a new tribe. Brothers and sisters in blood… my brothers and sisters are few now."
Ki-Ta Kren[src]

Bloodings were tribal battles which took place on the planet Byss in the Outer Rim Territories. As water was extremely scarce, different Abyssin tribes would fight to the death over an oasis, which the victors were awarded territorial rights to. Bloodings could also be more personal, and Abyssin would use them to settle differences. Eventually, they were phased out when the less-belligerent Arcona arrived on Byss and taught the tribes to collaborate.



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