W'hoorn cultural exchange
Decheerans have one, now we can too!
Mostly this is meant to be a place to hammer out what we know and/or have cooked up/seen cooked up regarding Benu Wen culture, W'hoorn in general, etc.
To start off, I've been playing Crorr as someone who's just a bit of a hedonist in terms of wanting exotic foods and other indulgences (though he doesn't trust mind-altering substances like Leesa and synthahol.) up to and including rather shamelessly and brazenly appraising just about everyone he meets in his head for what he's mentally cataloguing as 'bunkability'.
At the other end of the scale, he doesn't really 'get' monogamy or wanting to limit himself/force others to limit themselves to one partner, romantically or for bunking. He recognizes that other people aren't W'hoorn and that they have different cultures, he just assumes that the W'hoorn way is the best way and doesn't understand why people might not agree. I've had him joke that people who're being mouthy and abrasive are trying to flirt, using what he describes as backwater, rural, antiquated courting behavior, which implies that at one point in history it was actually the norm.
Of note: some of the shops in Vertenalith are dedicated to things like fancy clothes and sweets. One of the sweets available is a candy ry'nari soldier, which seems to imply a softening of some if not all of the cultural tension. One of the W'hoorn NPCs in Litharge sort of stole the aesthetic I was gonna go for with Crorr, amber-eyed, stoic, paternal type. It definitely feels right that in the modern era at least some W'hoorn are turning their aggression and competitive spirit toward commercial, industrial, or other pursuits where the focus is less on physically beating on one another and more on doing so metaphorically. With Crorr this is manifesting at the moment as him pushing himself toward the upper echelons of interstellar commerce and captaincy.
Come one, come all W'hoorn, to the Cultural Exchange where we can talk about being catbird klingons!