Folks are the playable races in Melior. Read all about them below!
Rakuwa are the crabfolk of Melior. They have very strong claws and are proud, hard working folk! Elderly Rakuwa are vulnerable to a condition called Shoremindedness, where in their old age their thoughts literally come and go with the tide.
Preferred ClimateThe Rakuwa prefer to live near the coast, particularly in warm and temperate climates. They find it challenging to dwell in colder climates. It is a common misconception that Rakuwa live in the sea. Some folk build floating huts out in calm lagoons, but generally Rakuwa live in coastal towns and cities.
Favourite FoodUnsurprisingly, Rakuwa love sea food! There is no taboo against eating smaller crustaceans but cannibalism is illegal for all folks of Melior. Common Rakuwa dishes include fish stew, fish burgers, and sushi.
Rakuwa are a sapient race of crabfolk that live along the warm coastal regions of Melior. They are very clean beings and take care in their appearance and pride in their homes. They are incredibly knowledgeable about their coastal habitat and have great upper body strength.
Manavaxians are the lizardfolk of Melior. These rugged individuals are a varied bunch, but every Vax has one thing in common: they love soaking up the sun.
Preferred ClimateHotter the better! These folks love to sunbathe as they are cold-blooded creatures. They can even survive in climates unsuitable to the other folks of Melior such as arid volcanic slopes and scorching hot deserts.
Favourite FoodWhilst Manavaxians enjoy meat based foods, their favourite dishes are bug based. Typical Manavaxian dishes include: bug burgers, glazed scorpions, spider slaw and gnat nuggets.
Manavaxians are a carnivorous lizardfolk race hailing from the hot volcanic sands of the Great Tentottan Desert. They have a trademark "crocodile's grin" that they broadly show off whenever they greet someone new. They prefer a meat based diet and feel most at home in hot, dry climates such as deserts, steppes, and volcanic hotspots.
Humans are the people folk of Melior. They are a friendly yet competitive bunch, and enjoy nothing more than cooking and sharing delicious food.
Preferred ClimatePretty much anywhere. Aside from the absolute extreme climates, Human folk are comfortable to adapt to living all over the place. As long as there are resources, they will settle.
Favourite FoodAlmost everything. (Humans aren't a great fan of Manavaxian cuisine, they get a bit squeamish). Sweet, savoury, rich, light - there's so many foods that Human folk have invented that they could not collectively have a favourite. Some folk prefer a herbivorous diet, whilst others prefer mixed or exclusionary foods.
Human folk are a common sight across the world of Melior as they can adapt easier to the varied climates in comparison to other folk. They get along well with the other folks of the world, although there are always some cultural and communication barriers to overcome. Humans LOVE food and are obsessed with creating new recipes. They are very inquisitive and live in groups. It's rare to see any Human folk live in isolation.
Quoks are the cheerful little folk of Melior. These fluffy, chubby beings are arguably the happiest folk on the planet. Much like Humans they are great food enthusiasts, and they also love to share a good joke and bad puns.
Preferred ClimateQuoks live in many warm and temperate climates, but their favourite dwelling is the swamplands. This humid environment is rich with resources and the climate does wonders for thier fur.
Favourite FoodQuoks prefer a herbivorous diet, but don't let that fool you - they will go all out on making the tastiest salads and sides you've ever imagined. You won't miss the meat if you dine with a family of Quoks! You'll barely have room for dessert!
Quok are a wholesome race hailing from the swampy regions of Melior. They are incredibly cheeky in nature and never hesitate to drop some ridiculous puns in pretty much every other sentence of their vocabulary. Their beaming smile is infectious and they love to interact with people wherever they go. Quoks are nocturnal in nature and prefer a vegetarian diet.
Tarmagan are the tiniest birdfolk of Melior. These shy folks have great stamina and can fly for incredibly long distances.
Preferred ClimateTarmagan prefer the colder climates of Melior, and their fluffy white plumage insulates them well from the bitter frostwinds that swirl around the polar regions.
Favourite FoodTarmagan love seafood almost as much as the Rakuwa do! Traditions vary between cultures, but typical Tarmagan favourites include: shrimp salad, battered cod, and pickled herrings.
Tarmagan are a shy race of birdfolk hailing from the colder regions of Melior. Their feathers are predominantly white, but during the summer seasons they have beautiful speckled brown patterns across their plumage. They also have great reserves of stamina to endure the frigidly cold environments of Melior, and are able to fly for long distances in their annual migrations.