The Naklin Tribes (meaning: forgotten snow) are the Pokemon-of-Avalon universe's equivalent of real-life Inuit tribes (of the Native American tribes) of North America. As they are a bunch of tribes created entirely by group members, no two tribes will ever be the same. Their patron is the Legendary Pokemon Articuno.

Known Tribes

  • Cristal Tribe


Similar history as the Nizhoni Tribes.


The Naklin tribes are actually very, very similar to the Nizhoni tribes, with the primary exception being that they reside in a geographic location even farther north; that is, near the arctics. As a result, very few Grass and Dragon-type Pokemon live in these tribes, if at all, while Ice-types and Water-types are in abundance.

What is notable about the Naklin tribes is how they typically tend to divide up the year (and many other things in life, including the tribes themselves) into twos, most especially summer and winter. Summer is the season for hunting, while winter, being ever colder than summer, is the time for ceremonials, storytelling, and giving back to the community, as well as all the animals that were hunted that year. In fact, certain coming-of-age ceremonies feature a being known as Man Eater (rumored to be Articuno?), in which the “hunters” become the “hunted”, and the initiate goes through an experience much like being eaten in order to experience that there is indeed balance in the world through such things and that this balance must be maintained in order for life to continue on.

Like the Nizhoni tribes, these are exclusively oral cultures. But the Naklin tribes take it to a whole new level. The word “to breathe” is the same as “to make poetry” in their language, and thus, a person’s fame and worth is determined by how many poems and songs he or she can come up with during the time for ceremonials (and ONLY winter; this timing is strict). Another measure by which people of these tribes become famous is through potlatching, also during winter. Hoarding and greed is highly frowned upon, and thus, the more items and food a person shares with the community, the more lauded upon he or she becomes.


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