From Ancient Societies




Nabatean: Open Hand, Closed Fist

Motto: Open hand, Closed fist.

NabateanSpilling out from the great city of Petra in modern-day Jordan, the Nabateans spread far and wide across the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean. A powerful trading culture, they also were famous for their quickness to strike back when threatened, even against insurmountable odds.



The Nabateans were the powerful trading empire that linked together Rome, Persia, Arabia and Egypt. They were also famous for their fierce warrior ethic.Caravans and raiding parties alike would ride out from the center of the Nabatean culture, the great rock city of Petra.nabatean locatino

  • Name: The Nabatean Kingdom
  • Continent: Asia/Levant & Arabia
  • Time Period: 300 BCE – 500 CE
  • Succeeded/Conquered By: Roman Empire, Qahtani Arabs
  • Currently: Jordan

As the linchpin of commerce in one of the most dangerous parts of the world, the Nabateans believed in striking first before their enemies could. Never cross a Nabatean – or your negotiation could easily end in bloodshed.

While I’m not telling you to go out and knife anyone who disagrees with you, I am saying that you can learn from these Nabateans about self-reliance and self-defense.



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Endgame Player: Maccabee Adlai


Macabee Adlai

 He’s big, strong and confidant in his skills. To him, Endgame is going to be a breeze.
     “He is six feet five inches tall, and he weighs 240 pounds. He has the facial stubble as well, one of those kids who never really looked like a kid. Even when he was seven, he was much taller and stronger than his peers. He likes being taller and stronger than his peers…He likes fighting. So what? When you’re Maccabee’s size, fights have a tendency to find you. People want to see how they measure up. In Maccabee’s case, they always come up short.”