Fam’dai, meaning "Way of the first", is a Starblaydi code of conduct and a way of life, analogous other nation's concepts of chivalry. It's key tenets centre around honour, loyalty and martial skill.
The ancient faith of Starblaydia, the Fam’dai evolved through the code of honour practised by the Daii: Starblaydia's mightiest historical knights. The Daii (meaning "One" or "Part of the first") were originally descendants of the highly-effective Jhani cavalry, who found themselves in positions of power thanks to their militaristic prowess. The Jhani themselves were excellent horsemen and warriors, and soon they came to dominate the landscape of Starblaydia in pre-Christian times. A code of practice for these warriors soon developed, centred around honour and nobility. Before long the code had formed into a solid belief structure: the Fam’dai.
As the Daii became the most potent force in the land, they took up the highest positions in Jhani Government and eventually came to rule what would later be known as Starblaydia.
10,000 - 1,000BC
One of the tribes in ancient Starblaydia at the time were the Yahn, and their belief structure is believed to have included a Death-world, and worshipped Gods of elements and nature. Very little documented evidence is available for religious beliefs at this time.
Archaeologists and historians point to around 1,000 BC as the beginning of Starblaydi history, as it is around this time that the roots of what is the Starblaydia of today exist. The Jhan peoples were the earliest equine masters, and used mounted cavalry to devastating effect on the battlefield. As their military prowess increased to dominate the surrounding region, a code of behaviour arose to govern their horsemen, later known by modern-day language as knights.