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A fahrar, also known as a crèche, is the charr equivalent of school. A year after birth, a charr cub is separated from its parents and sent to the fahrar of their High Legion. Cubs in a fahrar are taught to unify and encouraged to define their own social structure, thus forcing them into a warband. During this time a Primus is largely in charge of their education and upbringing. Fledgling warbands are given a name to claim, from which the cubs will derive one half of their surnames, such as Fierceshot or Doomclaw.[1]

Officially, parents take no particular interest in their cubs after handing them off to the fahrar: a charr's foremost loyalty is to their legion, and their only family is their warband.[1] In truth, however, charr are as inclined towards caring for their young as other races,[2][3] and many parents will secretly visit the fahrar or send gifts.[4][5]

Known fahrars[edit]


  • The training regime for young charr is similar to that of young boys in ancient Sparta.
  • A crèche is, among other things, a word for a day care center.

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  1. ^ a b The Ecology of the Charr
  2. ^ The Legions of the Charr "Take the wretched thing and be done." Despite her words, she held onto her cub for a moment longer, brushing back the fur from his ears and letting the baby tug playfully at her clawed finger.
  3. ^ A Kindness Repaid Olmakhan Villager: We Olmakhan raise our own children. Teach them to fish, and hunt; to fight. And to play! You won't find any fahrars here. Only families.
  4. ^ An Unusual Inheritance
    Laria Sharpeye: I had no clue you were Argus Foolkiller's cub! I didn't even know my own sire. You know how soldiers get after they ditch their cubs at the fahrar.
    <Character name>: What do you mean?
    Laria Sharpeye: Some follow their cubs' progress though the High Legions, but others—like mine—move on as if they have no cubs.
    <Character name>: That's true, but it's always been true. Don't need to be sad about it.
    Laria Sharpeye: Your warband is like your family, so having a sire and dam who stay in touch is like having two more members of your warband.
  5. ^ Deeper and Deeper Primus Sparbreaker: Thought they might be parents looking in. Wondering. Happens more than anyone admits.