Orang Pendek, the Dormant Fist, is the One God of the Metasimians, whose symbols are the fisted hand and the banana tree. After creating the Metasimians and bestowing them with his strength, he is said to have gone into the earth to sleep. The mists of the Mistland jungles are said to be his steaming breath, and whenever the skies would clear it was a sign that the god had awoken to guide his people. Metasimians believe their god has given them immortality through reincarnation. Individuals born with white fur are held in high esteem, for they are believed to carry the souls of great heroes of the past.