Vyntarland is home to the Vyntish, or as they are more commonly known, the Vyntarmen. Since time immemorium, they have been lead by great tribes, recognizing tribal ties in lieu of parental lineage -- This is because Vyntarmen do not have families, instead being conceived almost exclusively through forcible passing encounters and raised by their tribe's designated child-rearing slave. The philosophy of Vyntarmen is a dual-natured one, to be entirely alone in the world and known only for individual honor, while also defending your tribe with your life. As such, the culture of Vyntarland is understandably difficult for outsiders to grasp. The goal of any Vyntarman is to uplift himself in the eyes of his tribe through acts of brutality and valor, and to uplift his tribe in the eyes of their god through acts of ritual torture and sacrifice.
Vyntarmen, despite their territorial, divided nature, are culturally homogenous, sharing a single faith from coast to coast -- Nol der Maal, the Black Sun, an apocalypse-heralding god appeased by human pain. Aside from tribal conflict, The is perhaps the largest fuel to Vyntarland's ever-present infighting; Nol is a giant who sleeps within the sun, who is the father of all Vyntarmen. The pain of his children, be it through being captured and tortured by a rival tribe or dying honorably on the field of battle, supposedly bring Nol a step closer to his awakening, when he will burn the Earth and bring his faithful children to a land of eternal bliss. Accordingly, Vyntarmen place a high value on physical pain, frequently scarring their skin with glyphs, modifying their bodies with jewelry hung from pierced holes, and keeping captured slaves in agonizing pain for as long as they can survive.
Vyntarland's vegetation-free climate has resulted in a diet that is almost completely unpalatable for foreigners, along with most aspects of the Vyntish culture. To the Vyntarmen, water is the antitheses of blood, in that blood is strong while water is weak. Therefore, Vyntarmen seldom drink plain water. Their choice of beverages operate under the concept that the less water-like, the better. Blood, milk, and fermented root-based alcohol make up the majority of Vyntarmen beverages, while their diets subsist solely of fish, red meat, and butter. Vyntarmen waste very little, and are known for leaving zero traces of their hunts behind. If a reindeer is caught that is too sick or old to pull a sled, its meat and organs are immediately eaten or stored, while its fur and bones are used for clothing, armor, or tents.