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Era-ianem or "wind in the sail", was a Sifa Clan philosophy that the idea that family is not a bond of blood but one of directionality. The idea comes from a Sifan proverb: Care not what fabric makes your sails, but what wind fills them. The idea of Era-ianem is that, while we are all made of blood and flesh, what we do with our lives is of our own invention. This philosophy is contrary to many other Gelfling traditions, which place blood relation and clan loyalty above all other bonds.

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