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Neslum

The Lightless People

The Neslum are an orcish race who inhabit the southernmost region of Ecíos, in a land called Cideon. They are corrupted Ljósálfar and by extension they appear to be the most refined and civilized of the orc races; however, they are still brutish and beast-like.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

They are anthropomorphic, with two arms, two legs and an endoskeleton. They have faint hair covering their body, with much more on their heads.

Biological Traits

Males are often larger and stronger than females; however, females are more flexible and have stronger immune systems since they bear children.

Genetics and Reproduction

They reproduce as most mammals do, with a 9 month gestation period.

Growth Rate & Stages

They reach adolescence within twelve to fourteen years and adulthood within eighteen to twenty.

Dietary Needs and Habits

They are hypercarnivores.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

They have rough human features, with pointed ears and animalistic noses. They also have sharp cheekbones and chins, and their teeth are almost too big for their mouths.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Their senses are generally better than that of most mortal races.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

First names generally have little bases, besides following the phonetics of their language Cidonic. However, last names are based on the patron deities of their originating household.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

History

When the corrupted elven races diverged, the Neslum, corrupted Ljósálfar, travelled to the southernmost edge of Ecíos, a diverse region divided by a mountain range. The orcish race came to call themselves The Lightless, and the land they came to inhabit they called Shadow Fall. The Neslum often came into conflict with the Dökkálfar on their northern border; however, they still managed to keep peace better than their southern brethren.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

They care little for other races, as they are often seen as stupid savages. However, they do tend to hold a grudge against the Ljósálfar, believing that they are responsible for letting them fall from grace.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Origin/Ancestry
Orcs
Lifespan
200
Average Height
5'6" - 6'2"
Average Weight
75kg - 95kg
Average Physique
They are the most slender of the orcs; however, they still have bulky physiques and low fat deposits, making them appear chiselled and fit.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
They have grey skin, varying from light to dark.

Racial Group

 

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