Races: Human

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Humans, often called the fangless by the fauna, are the most common creature among all of Lokari. They thrive in almost any environment and on every continent. Humans have the most varied cultures and societies among all the races. The largest population of humans is in Shin’nak. Humans tend to survive by strength of numbers and versatility alone, but their unique mindsets toward adapting to their environment have allowed them to seamlessly integrate into cultures around the world. Humans can be seen in the tribal camps of Hassstam as warriors covered in blood, or the library’s Bayia in crisp white robes as librarians, or even the High Street of Velsun as merchants and mercenaries.

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Physiology

Average Lifespan: 80 – 90 years Humans are as diverse as their environments. They come in all heights, weights, and a wide variety of skin tone from near pure white through every shade of brown to near pure black. They posses no natural weapons or armor. They do not have fur to keep them warm. They have no particular resistance to disease or toxins. They have made up for these shortcomings by taking from other creatures and the environments around them as well as magic and alchemic remedy.

Ecology

Though some may be better suited for one environment, humans do not let that stop them from living where they please. Many a human merchant has decided to stay where they traveled to rather than risk the dangerous Lokari seas a second time. For some races this may not be an option, but humans are able to adapt like no other and can blend in both physically and culturally.

Names

Humans tend to use simplistic names derived from words, places, or persons that have meaning to the parent naming the child, but not always. Sometimes humans name their children a name simply because they like the way it sounds. Examples of Human Names: Dave, Steve, Mark, Jim, John, Mary, Jane, Brittney, and Todd

About

Humans are perhaps described as the great adaptors. What humans lack in natural physical dominance, sharp claws, or magical attunement, they make up for in their ability to adapt to whatever conditions they must in order to survive. This has made humans the most populous race of Lokari where they can be found on almost every island and continent. Humans have developed a vast array of cultures from bordering on feral creature to sprawling cityscapes. No other race has such a diverse array. The human races is able to reproduce quickly in comparison to other races and therefore has developed a ‘strength in numbers’ approach toward survival. That does not however always mean that you’ll find humans densely clustered amongst themselves. Humans adaptability extends to culture and not just to environment. This makes it so that there are humans living amongst orcish war camps in Hassstam as blood soaked warriors or studying in The Library of Bayia in crisply pressed white robes. Others are found trying to learn the fighting techniques of the Aljian in the deserts of Uwar. Humans are not universally accepted as equals by all races of Lokari. There are those that look down on them. The fauna refer to humans as ‘the fangless’ and laugh at the idea of a human being well adapted. They feel that if a human was well adapted they’d have animal traits like the fauna do. The flora have come to see humans as a drain on the environment that overpopulates and sucks the resources from an area. While both may be willing to coexist with humans on an individual level, as cultures go there is no love lost.

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