Humans are a group of sapient beings that share a similar bipedal body plan, complex social structures and the ability to directly manipulate mana as a tangible substance. On Kaf, humans consist of at least three species. Old Joke:
Guard: Quick your majesty, the humans are revolting! King: Wait, what kind? Hauflins, Homins, or Amazons? Noble: Ugh, all of them.
BiologyAll humans are primates that are grouped as great apes, which are notable for being natural creatures that have a humanoid body plan. Unique to the human family is the ability to use two legs to support the body upright and consistently run/walk bipedally as the main form of movement. Appearance Humans of all species have skin that can be colored by brown melanin to various gradients and covered in thin and lightly pigmented vellus hair which gives off a mostly hairless appearance except for thicker hair on the top of the head, brow ridge, parts of face, underarms, possibly chest/back, and pubic area. They also have physical differences between the sexes, usually regarding height, muscle mass, fat and hair distribution, and vocal range, such as females having permanently swelled mammary glands in their chests after puberty. Magic Metabolism Humans like other living things can produce magic power within themselves but less quickly than preternatural or supernatural beings. To compensate, natural creatures like them mostly replenish their reserves by absorbing the mana which is emitted passively by surrounding life forms and inanimate objects in the environment. Like other lifeforms they can concentrate and fire magic energy (usually from their hands) but an ability unique to them is giving it a persistent physical form as an amorphous substance called manaplasm. Manaplasm can be conjured by a human who can shape it into virtually anything and dispel it or absorb it back as magic power.
PsychologyHuman species depend less on instinct than other animals throughout their lives, and more on collective learning and innovation. Compared to other races on the same time scale, humans develop a large amount of inventors with new ideas. The good ideas that stick are remembered by humans, perhaps set to writing, and then adjusted and explored, generation after generation, and improved once again. In order to maintain the social bonds and hierarchies important to primates, human brains evolved for an affinity to collective learning and classification. By using language to communicate with each other, human species have made complex communities with laws, traditions and customs. Societies of all their species have attempted to understand the world around them and try to explain things through myth, science and philosophy which eventually leads to their important discoveries. Their success results in them being able to alter themselves or the environments to suit their needs as well as utilizing/taming the wildlife to serve their purposes.
Human SpeciesHumans come in 3 distinct biological sapient species or races.
- Homin Homins are unique among humans for their prehensile toes and the only apes possessing a tail.
Remove these ads. Join the Worldbuilders Guild