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Punjabwe (feminine form: Punjabwe-a[1]) is a group of Encantados that live far away from the established monarchies of Encantadia. It is a tribe under the cultural sphere of Sapiro and they are well-versed in mechanical technology.[2]

Appearance

Punjabwes have their goggles and they wear shoulder pads.

History

The Punjabwe were first mentioned in Episode 28, where it was implied that Apitong suspected them of causing the disappearances of Encantados.

In a flashback, the Sang'gres claimed that they obtained their makeup from the Punjabwe.[3]

Agane and two other female Hathors claimed to be dancers from Punjabwe, which was part of their plan to defeat the barbaros.[4]

Punjabwes first appeared as sky pirates, where they attempted to capture Lira's sky ship. Lira, Wahid and Wantuk defeated the pirates who boarded their ship, so the pirate leader retaliated by damaging their ship. Lira and her party were forced to abandon their sky ship.[5]

Two Punjabwe robbers later broke into the palace of Sapiro.[6] Since the Punjabwes lived far away, Pirena inferred that there must have been treasure in Sapiro, for them to have come so far.

Another few rogue Punjabwes later abduct women, until Pirena and her group of new Hathors see them and she slays the Punjabwes to rescue the abducted women.[7]

The leader, "Rehav" Manik, and his subordinates are also targeted by Hera Andora and her allies in order to recruit them to the Etherian army.[8]

Society

Male Punjabwes are raised to become pirates, while females are raised to become housewives only.

Marriage, at least that of the Punjabwe's Rehav, is chosen by a lottery machine called Timpala or Tanikala.

They dislike the Diwatas due to the alleged supremacy of females over males in that area which conflicts their patriarchal beliefs.

Politics

The Punjabwe are led by "Rehav" Manik.[9]

Weaponry

Most Punjabwe pirates hold short melee hand weapons such as bladed knuckles, chakrams, and short spears.[10] Some may be adept in using firearms but in limited quantities.

Their sky ships are equipped with cannons to serve as alternative to the energy bolts used by Lirean, Sapiryan, and Hathor sky ships.

Culture

The Rehav's wife is chosen by lot. The Punjabwe is a strict patriarchal society who doesn't recognize women as rulers, even if within the matriarchal kingdom of Lireo. However, they have high regard to kings such as Azulan honoring Rama Ybrahim.

Notable Punjabwes

Trivia

  • It seems some of the Diwatas look at the Punjabwes as lowly encantados, much lower than the damas serving in the Palace of Lireo.[11]
  • Upon Azulan accession as King Consort of Hathoria, the Punjabwes is now connected with the Kingdom of Hathoria.

Version differences

  • In the third book of the original series, the Punjabwes are a group of performers (or gypsies) and their airship is Buhaghari. In reality, they are robbers. The notable members were the following and they're all named after colors in Filipino translation:
    • Azulan from the human world
    • Dilawan from Adamya
    • The Punjabwe twins
      • Luntian
      • Violeta
    • Rosas, the fortune teller from Yudo-o tribe
    • Kahel, the Punjabwe giant


References

Groups
Races Bathala | Encantado | Tao | Ivtre
Diwata | Hathor | Sapiryan | Adamyan | Etherian
Lambana | Sirena | Mulawin | Bandido | Nymfa
Royal Houses Lireo | Sapiro | Hathoria
Groups Sang'gre | Konseho ng Lireo | Konseho ng Encantadia
Heran | Punjabwe | Barbaro | Mandirigma | Gunikar
Taong ligaw | Kambal-Diwa | Hadezar
Heras Hera Andal | Hera Sensa | Hera Aega | Hera Volo
Animals Retre | Dragon | Sarangay | Bakunawa | Yesh'ra
Other Groups in Mulawin vs. Ravena
Races Ravena | Periko | Musang | Hunyango
Groups Tres Aves | Lumad | Taguba
Animals Minokawa


Categories
Characters | Episodes | Groups | Locations | Gems
Weapons | Objects | Languages | Powers | Culture | Positions



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