- Apr 16, 2007
Heritage isn't just based on language group, right? For example looking at the Viking Age where archaeology is the main source of information for Northern-Europe, we can see that certain Finnic populations/areas like most of Estonia and the Finnish part of Finland (which was just the southwest and south) were culturally indistinguishable from Eastern Scandinavia for several centuries already before the Viking Age.We have several different ways of unlocking traditions. Some will be available depending on your culture, or your heritage. Certain traditions have unique triggers, such as Mystical Ancestors, which is only available to cultures that start with it, so you will have to hybridize with an existing culture if you would like to have acquire it for your own culture.
Estonians were raiding Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea coasts already in the Roman Iron Age and if they won't have a seafaring heritage then it will be historically very inaccurate as it was the defining aspect of their culture.