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The '''Tuchuks''' are a loose subculture in the [[SCA]]. Primarily a [[North America]]n phenomenon, Tuchuks are [[barbarian]] [[persona]]s who owe considerably more to popular depictions of barbarians in 20th century media than to the reality of barbarian cultures.
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The '''Tuchux''' (sing. '''Tuchuk''') are one of a number of independent organizations which participate at [[Pennsic War]] in the [[SCA]]. Primarily a [[North America]]n phenomenon, Tuchux are [[barbarian]] [[persona]]s named after a nomadic tribe in one book out of a series of books - the "Gor" novels written by John Norman - who owe considerably more to popular depictions of barbarians in [[20th century]] media than to the reality of so-called "barbarian" cultures. However, the Tuchux are NOT part of the "Gorean alternative subculture," which involves living a "Gorean life" in the real world. The misconception that they are "based in Gor" has been false for decades.
   
Bluntly put, Tuchucks dress like Conan and talk like Klingons. [[Leather]], [[fur]]s and [[maille]] are the norm, with lots of bare skin. The entire Tuchuk subculture is very [[medjeeval]], and many [[SCAdian]]s therefore look down on them for their lack of authenticity.
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Bluntly put, Tuchux [[clothing|dress]] like Conan and talk like Klingons. [[Leather]], [[fur]]s and [[maille]] are the norm, with lots of bare skin. The entire Tuchuk subculture is very [[medjeeval]], and many [[SCAdian]]s therefore look down on them for their lack of [[authentic]]ity.
   
In defense of the Tuchuks, they throw excellent parties (especially at [[Pennsic]]) and they are pure hell on the [[battlefield]].
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In defense of the Tuchux, they throw excellent parties (especially at [[Pennsic]]) and they're pure hell on the [[battlefield]]. The chant of "TUCHUX! TUCHUX! TUCHUX!" is a warning to others to get out of the way before they charge, since Tuchux are content to mow down any allied unit in their line of advance.
   
 
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Tuchuks should not be confused with the [[Dark Horde]].
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:40, 25 November 2009

The Tuchux (sing. Tuchuk) are one of a number of independent organizations which participate at Pennsic War in the SCA. Primarily a North American phenomenon, Tuchux are barbarian personas named after a nomadic tribe in one book out of a series of books - the "Gor" novels written by John Norman - who owe considerably more to popular depictions of barbarians in 20th century media than to the reality of so-called "barbarian" cultures. However, the Tuchux are NOT part of the "Gorean alternative subculture," which involves living a "Gorean life" in the real world. The misconception that they are "based in Gor" has been false for decades.

Bluntly put, Tuchux dress like Conan and talk like Klingons. Leather, furs and maille are the norm, with lots of bare skin. The entire Tuchuk subculture is very medjeeval, and many SCAdians therefore look down on them for their lack of authenticity.

In defense of the Tuchux, they throw excellent parties (especially at Pennsic) and they're pure hell on the battlefield. The chant of "TUCHUX! TUCHUX! TUCHUX!" is a warning to others to get out of the way before they charge, since Tuchux are content to mow down any allied unit in their line of advance.