Eralion Map: Races: Humans Where they live: Norwood, Hadar, Bantr, Cyngi, Eridani and Rondanae City Description: Skin- varieties from white to dark brown Hair- blonde, brown, black and auburn Eyes- blue, brown, green and hazel Height-Men: 5’0 to 6’0 Women: 5’0-5’7 Weight-Men:150-210lbs Women: 110-190lbs Clothing- linen cloth, cotton, silk and metal piercings [*=center]Human Info: Humans don’t possess any magical gifts, but the contribute much to the population by farming, fishing, trading and selling other goods. Humans are adept builders and inventors, often trying to sell their wares in shops or on street corners. Humans make up a good percentage of the population and to some like the Za are considered “roaches” or “rats”. Many humans felt the Adari were unfair to control Fleuryn with their magic and cowards for never coming out of Asharatoth; even though they physically couldn’t. Some blame the humans for their ignorance, saying the leader of the traitors was human, though was never proven. Humans will do anything to survive, another reason why they are not liked by the Za. Sahrians Where they live: Voss, Voidfog, Grief Claw, Sombercall, Mercy’s Touch, Nyobi, Daggerfin, Oakscale and Rondanae City Skin- varieties from tanned to dark brown Hair- brown and black Eyes- brown, green and hazel Height-Men: 5’9 to 6’5 Women: 5’7-6’2 Weight-Men:190-270lbs Women: 165-200lbs Clothing- linen cloth, leather, cotton, silk and metal piercings Special features- pointed ears and sharpened canines [*=center]Sahrian Info: The Sahrians are a very tellurian race. Meaning, they hold strong bonds to the planet and its creatures. Sahrians have two lifestyles, one of Herbalism and the other of Druidism. Herbalists are considered normal, having no physical connection to nature and being unable to transform. For those not following the path of druidism, they concentrate on combat training, cooking, leather working, and training beasts for battle. Druids live together in tribes, secluded from others to learn their craft properly. Oakscale and Daggerfin are islands used by druid tribes to train and create a closer bond with nature. The Sahrians worked along with the Adari and Za to protect Fleuryn from the revolt, aiding them with their Druid fighters. Za Where they Live: Zalam, Cyngi, Eridani and Rondanae City Skin- varieties from tanned to dark brown Hair- brown and black Eyes- brown, green and hazel Height-Men: 6’0 to 6’5 Women: 5’7-6’2 Weight-Men:1200-1400lbs Women: 1200-1400lbs Clothing- linen cloth, leather, cotton, and metal piercings Special features- centaur bodies (half man half horse) [*=center]Za Info The Za are a strong centaur people living in the Land of Dying Sands. Their home is the city of Zalam, an oasis in the harsh desert. The Za have a very strong sense of pride in their city, believing that Zalam is an extension of their own being. “The Za and Zalam are one” Is their favorite motto. Sometimes their pride is mistaken for arrogance, and for that reason the Humans and the Za do not get along. The Za look upon Humans as lesser creatures and the Humans seem to desire to domesticate the Za for work. The Za are very strong willed and determined, some of them searching for work elsewhere if not desiring a life of bloodshed. The Za have a formidable army and fought for the Adari during the revolt, happy to defend their home against traitors. They remain loyal to the Adari, feeling their magic is a blessing to Zalam and therefore to themselves. Aluvians Where they Live: Winterspring, Netuevi and Rondanae City Skin- white Hair- blonde Eyes- grey and blue variants Height-Men: 5’7 to 6’3 Women: 5’4-5’10 Weight-Men:150-220lbs Women: 100-140lbs Clothing- linen cloth, cotton, silk Special features- Smooth creamy skin and a skinny frame [*=center]Aluvian info The Aluvians are a very peaceful race and harbor a great responsibility. As the Aluvians grow and develop their magic, they have a possibility to ascend to a greater form-The Adari. Aluvians by nature absorb magical energies and need to be in tune with their magical gift to absorb enough. This is the only way they can become Adari. If the Aluvian does not ascend they live their life without change, but never have the honor of seeing Asharatoth. Because they absorb magic, they are the only race forbidden to enter Asharatoth for fear they will disturb the magical energies emitted by the Adari. The Aluvians live in Winterspring and Netuevi but those wishing to ascend faster will go live in Rondanae City; to be close to the influence of Cerulian’s Orb. Adari Where they Live: Asharatoth City within Cerulian’s Orb Skin- grey and white variants Hair- black Eyes- black or grey Height-Men: 5’7 to 6’5 Women: 5’4-5’7 Weight-Men:170-220lbs Women: 100-140lbs Clothing- Linen cloth, cotton, silk Special features- high cheekbones and large eyes [*=center]Adari info The Adari are the ascended form of the Aluvians, living only in Asharatoth. The Adari are very powerful and take the protection of Fleuryn very seriously. They emit magical energy through Cerulian’s Orb; feeding the planet. The Adari are very secretive, but only have the best intentions. Using their powers they protect and heal the land. During the revolt the Adari made the final decision to banish the traitors and the land they used as a meeting place. Because of their importance, Adari cannot travel from Asharatoth. They must remain inside Cerulian’s Orb at all times. The Traitors Info: The traitors were conspiring to bring down the Adari- destroying Cerulian’s Orb and removing their magical influence from the world. This would ultimately kill the Adari and Aluvians. A cavalcade of races meeting together and plotting together against the Adari and against magic. [*=center]The revolt info: The Adari, having the all knowing power to seek out the rumored traitors, found their meeting place located between Cyngi and Eridani. As the rebellion became well known and more violent the Adari decided to take matters into their own hands, no longer letting the Humans, Sahrians and Za try and control it. The Adari used their power to curse all traitors to a life of disfigurement. In addition to the curse, the Adari took one more measure to make sure that no such act would happen again. The Adari used their power to banish the traitors and the land they used as a meeting grounds (which was also tainted in the eyes of the Adari) out into the Aquira Ocean, far away from Fleuryn. Gods and Myth Fleuryn Lore/History: Fleuryn Fleuryn is the Goddess of creation, fertility and beauty. She lives for the land and her people, feeding the planet and it’s creatures with her magic. After every child birthed, it is Fleuryn who receives praised. With every changing season, there are festivals to celebrate Fleuryn. How others see Fleuryn: Adari: Fleuryn is said to be the one gifting the Adari with the power to heal the planet. It is said that she did this because she was no longer capable to do it herself after imprisoning Kollidon and Grygus, who had been fighting over her love and putting the world in an unbalanced state. The Adari believe if they are devoting enough, they can speak with her directly in their dreams. Aluvians: They pray to Fleuryn to allow them to one day become Adari and serve her. They believe their natural ability to absorb magic is a way for them to absorb the love of Fleuryn directly. They call the planet Fleuryn out of respect for the Goddess. Sahrians: They praise Fleuryn for nature’s gifts and their shape shifting abilities, holding festivals in her name to celebrate their druids. Za: The Za believe only in their city and its spirit, but recognize the help presented by the Adari and their worship of Fleuryn. Humans: Humans thank Fleuryn for bountiful harvests and hunting. Kollidan: Kollidan is the god of love, lust, luck and fate. He is praised for good fortune, happiness and direction in life. When a couple find love and are married, Kollidan receives praise for bringing them together. How others see Kollidan: Adari: The Adari believe Kollidan is still loyal to Fleuryn even though she imprisoned him away. They praise him for love and fate. They praise Fleuryn for not choosing him as a lover and instead choosing her creations that inhabit her. Aluvians: The Aluvians believe Kollidan is still loyal to Fleuryn even though she imprisoned him away. They praise him for love and fate. Sahrians: The Sahrians believe greatly Kollidan for his power over fate and the natural flow of things. Za: The Za trust Kollidan to lead them in life and give them hope in times of desperation. They believe Kollidan and his brother Grygus built their city before their falling out over their contest for Fleuryn’s love. Humans: The Humans pray mostly to Kollidan, believing when hard work pays off, it’s because of him. Fame, fortune, love and luck are all things Humans praise Kollidan for. Grygus Grygus is the god of natural disaster, mayhem, war, greed, strength and pride. When at war, Grygus is prayed to for strength in battle. How others see Grygus: Adari: The Adari look down on Grygus, for his jealousy and hatred for his own brother Kollidan. The Adari see Grygus as a shameful being full of self-righteousness and greed. They see his actions degrading to Fleuryn and pride her for turning him away. They praise Fleuryn for not choosing him as a lover and instead choosing her creations that inhabit her. Aluvians: The Aluvians look down on Grygus, for his jealousy and hatred for his own brother Kollidan. The Aluvians see Grygus as a shameful being full of self-righteousness and greed. They see his actions degrading to Fleuryn and pride her for turning him away. They praise Fleuryn for not choosing him as a lover and instead choosing her creations that inhabit her. Sahrians: The Sahrians respect his strength in battle and praise him for their adeptness in battle Za: The Za pray to Grygus when they go into battle. They are strong believers in Grygus because he gives them strength. They believe Grygus and his brother Kallidon built their city before their falling out over their contest for Fleuryn’s love. Humans: The Humans blame Grygus for their own imperfections. Whenever harvests are ruined by storms they also blame Grygus. Other races often refer to them as “Children of Grygus” due to their greedy, criminal and unappealing nature. Fleuryn Lore/History: The beginning- Fleuryn created a world covered in dense forests, mountain ranges and large mouthed streams. Thick foliage and wild beasts roamed the land freely. As time progressed, she became tired of beasts and created the Aluvians and Sahrians out of passion with Kollidan. After creating them, she turned passionately to his brother, Grygus and created the Za and the Humans. Both brothers were happy they contributed to Fleuryn’s creations but burned with jealousy, wanting to father a superior race with Fleuryn to keep the balance of the world. The turning point- Kallidon and Grygus created Zalam together in the pure spirit of teamwork and brotherhood. When they were done, Kollidan confessed to his brother his feelings of love for Fleuryn and her creations. Grygus too confessed his feelings and a fight ensued. Neither of them would allow the other to take Fleuryn for their eternal lover. It was that moment that they ceased being brothers and became rivals for the heart of the Goddess. It is said that the spirit of their brotherhood was locked away within Zalam. At every chance they got the brothers would squabble in contest. The brothers fighting caused the world to be unbalanced, causing storms and damage to Fleuryn’s world. Aftermath- Fleuryn could no longer take the fighting and entombed both the brothers deep within her world, punishing them for their possessiveness over her. She had mothered two races by both of them and made it clear that she loved only her creations and had no room in her heart for a lover. Putting the brothers away drained her energy, so Fleuryn gifted her first born with the power of ascension. Allowing the Aluvians to become Adari, allowing them to heal and protect the rest of her creation while she lay dormant to regain her strength.