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LotC Core Race Lore - Master Thread

 

“...And Horen, may your people one day explore the Seven Skies.”

— 'A Robed Figure' from Ancient History as per The Wandering Wizard

 

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Core Race Lore - Humans

 

Humans, known collectively as Mankind or Humanity, are a widely dispersed and numerous race within the realm. They can harken their origin to Horen, the famed first King of Man. Humanity has, since inception, expanded rapidly into becoming the largest and most populous empire known to the Descendant races: the Holy Orenian Empire. The strength and organization of the Empire has waxed and waned through the years, and the influence it has had can be traced through the history of mankind. It always returns in some form or another, however, uniting the greater portion of humanity under its namesake. Religion is an important cornerstone to the vast majority of humanity, predominately of the Canonist faith. Given the vast diversity of humanity, however, there are also a variety of paganistic and Qali-dominated religions.

 

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Humanity is a varied group, with much variation in skin color, eye color, hair color, and height. However, there are a couple traits that are universal across the human subraces, due to their universally traced lineage back to Horen himself. Below is the rest of the necessary general information for all humans.

 

Coloration

The variations in coloration are extreme, but almost always desaturated. They are, for all intents and purposes, the realistic colors of humans. Additionally, purples, blues, greens, and other ‘unnatural’ colors are almost unheard of as far as hair. The most common hair colors range between black, brown, blonde. Red & orange hair are, of course, possible. Skin color varies wildly, as does eye color. The specifics for each ‘cultural’ group can be found on their own relevant page.

 

Height

The Human height range is 4’8” ft - 6'4” ft. This is a hard height range, as in, no human can go above or below it. Different human cultures have different ‘soft’ heights, as in the most traditionally found ranges for their group. However, you can be above or below this so long as they fit within the confines of the human race as a whole. They are simply suggestions.

 

Heartlanders

4’8” - 6’4”

 

Highlanders

4’8” - 6’4”

 

Farfolk

4’8” - 6’4”

 

Adunians

5’4” - 6’2”

 

Weight

The average weight of a human varies greatly based on height, health, & lifestyle. However, a certain ‘healthy weight’ can be found. For a human at the upper height range of 6’4”, 260lbs is the maximum healthy weight that they may have. Your average athlete or soldier would be more around 250lbs, and even that is for the upper height range. Being around 270lbs or 280lbs would be a mixture of both fat and muscle. Should a shorter human be near this weight, or should a human be beyond this limit and 300lbs plus, this is extra weight in fat and does not contribute to muscle mass or strength.

 

Curse & Lifespan

“Horen, you wish immortality? I will curse you with the opposite, early death for you and your kin. You shall age quickly and die before you experience the fruits of your useless labour.”

 

Humanity is the shortest lived of all the primary Descendant races. Humans will live a maximum of 150 years, because of the curse of Iblees upon all of Horen’s descendants. They mature, both culturally and physiologically, at the age of 18. Beyond that time, their aging slows as they grow into middle aged adults, older adults, and into true elders. This follows a similar pattern to real life aging, but is stretched over the 150 maximum years a human can live. The different periods of life after maturing, from young adult to very old elder, can be stretched out to fill the bulk of one’s life. This is determined by what part they wish to roleplay the most. For example, an 80 year old human can be a grey haired, but still physically active man. Another human 80 years old can be decrepit and near death. Such is the variation allotted to human aging.



 

Additionally, Humanity is made up of a variety of so-called ‘subraces,’ but they are not subraces in the sense of how other races have them. Humans have cultures & culture groups who fit them into three broad categories. These are Heartlanders, Highlanders, & Farfolk. Additionally, Adunians may be considered a 'subrace' of humans, and have some relation to Elves and their own distinct culture. Each one is outlined in it’s own post below.

 

Heartlanders

LotC Core Race Lore - Humans: Heartlanders

 

Highlanders

LotC Core Race Lore - Humans: Highlanders

 

Farfolk

LotC Core Race Lore - Humans: Farfolk

 

Adunians

LotC Core Race Lore - Humans:Adunians

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