wiki:races:human_cultivator

Cultivators (Humans)

Total population
A few thousand worldwide
Regions with significant populations
Obrexia low hundreds
N/A N/A
Languages
N/A
Religion
N/A

Since times long before writing or the art of oral story-telling, there have been creatures sewn into the fabric of our earth. Embedded within our cultures, homes, and families. From the feverishly hungry eaters to the world-destroying dragons; decidedly bent on the completion of their endless will.

To combat these demons, the long-lost texts but well-protected spoken stories of the cultivator clans tell of warriors whose lives blossomed from the devastation brought forth through their confrontation. Their lives which are often lost in the endless battle, carry on today through the warriors of the current generation of the cultivator clans. Men and women whose dedication to the art of demonic cultivation keep the destruction at bay. Trained, often inconsistently in many varied forms of combat, these warriors form the backbone of the multiple clan's societies. Competing with one another for domination in a game that often carries the fate of entire lineages.

No single realm serves as their home, often traversing the landscape in search of prey, setting up base only to raise kin. Legend often tells of clans whose choice to settle resulted in their demise. Preferring the nomadic lifestyle, clans are often separated from one another by long stretches of land and ocean. It's within this distance that the fragile peace between them is kept, as ritualistic gatherings often end in the game-like bloodshed of rival clans. Their generation-long wars often take form in the shape of petty back and forth sly attacks, wiping out careless and unsuspecting communities in mere moments.

Each of the nomadic clans specializes in their own form of combat, which is used to slay the demons terrorizing the plains and waters of Earth. These same skills are often turned upon one another when competition for cultural dominance turns deadly. Their cultures and histories may vary, but at their core, they share a history of blood and death. Originating from the same sect of families in a long-forgotten and abandoned location in Candarion, they vaguely keep in touch; forging fragile but life-threatening alliances.

Their architecture is primarily inspired by eastern-Asian themes, primarily Chinese. Different clans may pull from specific cultures for more inspiration than others, such as Mongolian, Japanese, or Korean concepts. However, they all share an oriental theme that ties their shared identities together.

When residing within land claimed by realms, they prefer to live on the outskirts of their borders. Trading the use of claimed lands for hunting and gathering, with their offer of protection from the swarms of demonic creatures that torment the landscape. On rare occasions, an especially friendly clan may be persuaded into a political war, but prefer to stay out of the inter-realm affairs. The cultivation clans are humans racially but have distinct features that are core to their identity; these include pale white skin, midnight black hair, and are generally on the tall and slender side, averaging at 5'10 for women and 6'2 for men.

Naming Conventions: The cultivation clans all use their clan names as their prefix, or first names. For example, a woman named Yan from the Lei clan would have the name of Lei Yan, while another from the Lian clan would use Lian Yan. Those that are not members of the clans will usually refer to members as their clan name, their individual name is usually kept private and between their families.

Summary: The Lian Clan are a nomadic tribe of humans who are members of the larger group of cultivation clans. They prefer mountainous terrain as it best suits their traditional ways of life and their preferred style of combat. A typical member of the Lian clan spends their day watching over their large herds of alpacas and cows; as they do very little farming – instead preferring livestock over crops. Children learn to hunt and gather supplies from an early age, often from the teachings of nature that they wander freely. Once of ripe age to begin combat training, those that have not settled into a domestic line of work begin their journey into the art of demonic slaying.

Combat Style: The Lian Clan fight in packs, literally, they will charge into battle with their wolves as their primary weapon. These wolves, which are usually named and trained alongside their human counterparts, serve as the primary means of offense and defense for the village. When not engaging in combat, they also serve to protect over and steer the wandering herds of livestock traversing the mountain scape. The Lian also use long and jagged spears as a means of offense, using them as a means of personal defense or attack whenever their wolves are busy or unable to protect them.

Culture: The Lian are intrinsically reclusive, as they are a small and nomadic group of people they have little to offer in terms of large-scale trade or diplomacy. Their clothing consists primarily of furs and leather, as they often convert their prey into wearable costumes. While they do have a semi-permanent village for the clan’s elders and weaker members of society, they tend to not cluster themselves within one area. Families will often move around the mountainous region, taking with them their herds of livestock.

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