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  • The Peoples of Ambrethel

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  • Men

    [[Westerlanders | Westerlanders]] [[Mhorecians | Mhorecians]] [[Khorians | Khorians]] [[Vornakkians | Vornakkians]] [[Thunese | Thunese]] [[Kumasian | Kumasian]] [[Indusharans | Indusharans]] [[Ulronai | Ulronai]] Back to [[The Peoples of …

  • Westerlanders

    Westerlanders, the children of Ordon according to their most ancient ledgends, live in Arduna in the lands west of the Valician Hills and the Drakine and Ironheart Mountains. During the First Epoch they crossed the Serpentine Sea and settled throughout …

  • Mhorecians

    The Mhorecians are Men who live in the lands around the Sea of Mhorec - or more broadly, between the Valician Hills/Drakine Mountians/Ironheart Mountains and the Tabriz Mountains and the Skyclaws. The Drakine once ruled most of it, but their power faded …

  • Khorians

    The children of Khor, the Khorians live in the land now called Vashkhor, between the Tabriz Mountains and Skyclaws and the towering peaks of the Ayn Alach. They have tan or brownish-colored skin usually lighter in shade that that of the Indusharans except …

  • Vornakkians

    Vornakkians live in the region of the same name, from the north of Shar to Cape Farewell at the tip of the Vornakkian Peninsula. Its people have the coloration of the Khorians, though sometimes with lighter shades of hair and eyes, but their garb differs. …

  • Thunese

    As with so many other things, the Thunese look and dress in a way that sets them apart from the other Men of Ambrethel. Despite their tropical home, they have pallid skins which they protect from the fierce Thunese sun by wearing long garments: typically, …

  • Kumasian

    The Kumasians - the Men of Keshman and Korem-Var - are a strange race, thought by some to be a blend of western Westerlander, Tornathian, and Indusharan. They are a sort of coppery-brown skinned people often described as exotic-looking by Ardunans; it's …

  • Indusharans

    The Indusharans are a brown-skinned folk with a culture and customs strange to the folk of Arduna, but vibrant and deep nevertheless. Shorter, on the verage, than Westerlanders, Mhorecians, or Khorians, they have dark hair (almost always black, unless …

  • Ulronai

    The Ulronai, a people driven to a nomadic lifestyle after nearly being exterminated by the Lord of the Graven Spear, are thought to number no more than a few thousand throughout the world most of them in the Wilderland (an uncivilized and unclaimed place …

  • Drakine

    Drakine (the term is both singular and plural) are reptilian humanoids with draconic features. Taller and broader-shouldered on the average than a Man, a Drakine has a comparatively long neck with a draconic head, short fangs in its mouth, short claws on …

  • Drakine Personality

    The Drakine claim descent from the great dragons of old - according to their most ancient legends, the gods first crated the dragons. But dragons proved too strong and fierce, unwilling to worship or serve, and so the gods took several of them and formed …

  • Drakine Society

    Drakine families tend to be small. Most drakira (Drakine women) give birth but once in their lives, and often die in the process; after age 30, drakoso (Drakine men) outnumber drakira by a wide margin. Thus, many families consist of a father and a single …

  • Drakine Lands

    Much of the air of superiority and power implied by the early Drakine legends has been lost over the millennial as the Drakine themselves have faded. In the early First Epoch, the Drakine established many kingdoms in Arduna, and often ruled over Men; …

  • Drakine Pursuits

    Clever and nimble-fingered, Drakine can succeed at just about any trade. Due to their size and strength, they make fine warriors (and bandits), explorers, and adventurers, and often favor such pursuits. Back to [[Drakine | Drakine]]

  • Dwarves

    Dwarves (in their tongue Ghoralzod, _Thurak_, singular _thuru_) are short, stocky folk standing about four to five feet tall, but with disproportionately broad shoulders and barrel chests; they have the same average weight as Men. Tough and sturdy, they' …

  • Dwarven Personality

    People of other races often consider Dwarves stern, dour, secretive, close-mouthed, suspicious and quick to anger. If offended or harmed, they can hold grudges for a long time, even generations or centuries. Many Dwarves are greedy, with an inordinate …

  • Dwarven Society

    Dwarven society tends to be very rigid and regimented. Sons usually grow up to do what their fathers do, rulers and nobles strictly (and harshly) enforce dwarven laws, and alliances between kingdoms, families, or individuals last nigh unto forever. …

  • Dwarven Lands

    Dwarves prefer to live in the mountains and hills, often in enormous underground halls carved and decorated as only dwarven skill allows. Other Dwarves favor above-ground castles and keeps; for example, the Dwarves of Azarthond live in cities and …

  • Dwarven Pursuits

    Dwarves' skill with smithing, mining, masonry, and similar crafts is as renowned as their vigor. Tehy make some of the finest weapons, armor, jewelry, and other goods known, often trading these things with other races for the food and other supplies they …