In Hokian culture, the basic unit is the family. There is no chief -- everyone defines their identity within their respective family units. Each family member receives five tokens. Hokians are known for certain values, which color much of your

interpersonal relationships and social processes:

1) 'Ibkens are highly prized; your people desire t.o obtain them. They are symrols of p:lWer and status c..!1d areused to control behavior in your culture.

2) Honesty is an important value.

3) Information concerning vital statistics is important. You constantly seek it. Since the beginning of Hokian culture, it has became the major topic of conversation in society.

4) Much of your ccrnnunicatio!1 is non-vocal. Statements are never made in Hokia. Vocal ccmnunication is supplemented by a body language which is practiced only by Hokians.

5) The family is the most important unit and the center of your loyalty. Frcm t..iIese values, the following mores, ....lf1ich Hokians observe religiously, emerge:

1) Gonversations are always begun a~ concluded with a handshake. Shake saneone's hand to signify that you wish to engage them in conversation and ~iIen again when you wiSh to end the conversation.

2) "Yes" and "No" ere never articulated; b::Cy p8rts are

used to express them. "Yes" is signified by touching

the right shoulder of the conversational ~tner and

"No" is signified by touching their left shoulder.


3) There is no


verbal articulation with the

All statements are shunned.

exeption of

4) Travel al....·ays occurs with at least one other member

of your family -- never go alone.



The task of the Hokians is to ccmpete for tokens I which may be

aquired in tw::> ways:

1) By guessing numerical vital statistics of group members

using only "yes" and "no" questions. For example, you

always wish to obtain information from others regarding

age, height and size of shoe ("Do you \o,€ar size 5 Sh02S?").

A correct guess requires that the person reward the

asker with a token. You may only ask one question to

a person and then you must move on to someone else.

You may return to that r:erson as ma.ny times as you like.

2) 'Ibkens may be taken from any person who breaks Hokian


Interaction with other cultures:


Outsiders are treated no differently than fellow Hokians. An outsider

wTIO breaks Hokian mores must give up a token and is shunned.



Elect a high Hevait who then distributes five tokens to each member

of the group.

\Yr'ite a national anthem. .

'Ibkens are exchanged as signs of friendship and p3.uiotic duty_

Information concerning vital statistics is not ~rtant.

You value the way other members of your culture feel: sentiments

are 1mportant. Couteousness is the religion of Hevay.


Atove all, patriotism is valued

and as often as possible. Sing

in Hevay.

the anthem

It is


displayed openly

few minutes.

Conversations are al\vays begun a'1d ended ""ith an exchange of conpliments.

No one is ad.cessed ",'ithout first l:eing ccmpli.Jrented.. in

order to make the individual feel at ease and welcomed. Conversations

are al....'ays ended in the sa'llE! manner as the next conversation is

impatiently awaited.

Tokens are always exchanged freely before a question is asked or

answered.. '!his is regarded as a symlxll of equality and brotherhood.

Non-excha~ge of tokens is a very serious offence.

Because of a devastating plague in the early history of Hevay,

HALLlTOSIS (bad breath) is constantly a fear among your people.

Consequently. no person ever speaks without putting their hand in

front of their mouth. Not to do so is an offence.

Affection is openly demonstrated between Hevay members.


Find out how others feel about height. shoe size and age.

Interaction with other cultures:

If any outsider offends Hevian mores, they are couteously escorted

by the high Heviat to the border and sent away.



great matriarch is chosen. Each member recleves five tokens fran

the matriarch wnile never looking at her and always physically lov..'er

than she.

Tbkens are not valued. They are given to others when one is offended.

Vital statistics are impor-tant to you. You constantly seek information

concerning vital statistics. In your culture, it has developed through

the centuries to beccme the major topic of conversation. You are very

concerned with privacy; questions are offensive and to be shunned.

The matriarch is valued above all else as the protectress of your


t-'len may not approach the matriarch without the parmission of the

matriarch. Bodies are a private matter: No touching is allowed!

[b not touch anyone and do not let. a!'yone touch you_

Heelothians travel individually. Direct eye contact is shunned and

consequently, look in different directions "'nile talking.

In order to obtain vital stctistics, s~ly state the question from

your p::>int of view. For example, to ask scmeone if they are 20 years

old, state either "I am 20 years old" or" I am not 20 years old."


1) Obtain vital statistics (e.g., "I am 20 years old. ")

about hieght, age and size of shoe.

2) Repeat any and all information to the matriarch or her


) 'Those ....no offend HeelotJuan culture are taken to the matriarch ....tlo gives then a token and evicts them.