As technically advanced and socially well functioning race, the Nazra have little difficulty in mastering their lives. Therefore there's hardly a Nazra who doesn't create art at least occasionally.

Oral art

Music, drama and oral literature are an integral part of oral art: thus transitory works which have to be presented again and again. Although technically possible, Nazra neither record performances nor pieces of music for later reuse. On the one hand, this has to do with the principle of uniqueness: each work unfolds only once its full potential, each further performance would weaken it. On the other hand, the artist is also an important part of his work, thus a performance without him is out of question. The latter hasn't only ideological roots, but is also partly connected with the network of thought which connects all Nazras to each other. The performance of an artist can already trigger happiness feelings in a group and only through his presence the full spectrum of feelings will be unfold while the work is presented. In contrast, the artist already experiences the feedback of the audience during the performance and is able to improvise, if necessary.


Rythm and melody are the essential qualities of Nazran music pieces. The melodies often consist of soft drumming rhythms, string and keyboard instruments combined with one or more voices. The latter use individual sounds or matching words without thereby creating a meaning. An example:

"One falls to the ground, the second looks to the sky.
Three have been, I'll also go with four.
Kitchen! Kitchen! Rosemary!

One is the sunrise, two lies on the market place.
When three dance they're happy, the fourth is on the roof.
Kitchen! Kitchen! Onion ring!"
– Nazran festive song (translated accordingly)

Although the sentences are thematically related and possibly memorable, hardly a statement can be found. This doesn't bother the nazran audience because the singing isn't perceived as sung words but purely as musical sounds.


Nazra love to reflect past adventures to an exciting point and to change a crucial detail in there. The hypothetical representation follows according to how it would have been and end because of the changes.

Visual arts

Visual art includes painting, sculpting, architecture and all kind of craftwork; basically changing the material according to the ideas of the artist. Because of their skills in this area, it isn't a challenge for nazran artists to project their ideas from their head into stone, wood or any other material or to edit the result later if necessary. Accordingly, this form of art is practiced only by very young Nazra within the circle of the family or at most when new buildings are built.

Second Age

An exception to this is the Second Age, the epoch in which people and Nazra lived peacefully together in Ancyria. As the special abilities of the Nazra became known, among humans the demand for filigree wood and stone figures, perfect pictures and infinitely pure jewelery crystals exploded. Many Nazra have followed this need and gained high reputation among the humans, while the Nazra itself could never understand such artistic directions.


In terms of painting it's worth mentioning, that the nazran eyes perceive a weaker but much broader spectrum of radiation than human eyes. This is mainly expressed through the wide spread of thermal images in nazran art. Because heat spreads through the air, the images are often chaotic and lively. Against that, ultraviolet colors are used rather sparingly to create gloomy feelings. Overall, in nazran color art mainly red and blue colors are used, while with green tones strong contrasts can be achieved (due to color sensitivity of the Nazra, a juicy meadow creates the same effect as a glowing lava river as with humans).


"Art is like a dream that bursts as soon as one wants to control it."
– Imo'dan-deya

"A society that knows no problems will never feel the contrast art creates."
– Unknown
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