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Satyrs

Satyrs are a carefree people, for they have every reason to be. Surrounded by some of the most fertile land in the world and enjoying idyllic climates that provide for their every need, the satyr have never had need to worry outside of when the next feast should be planned. Similar to the halflings of the Lautar Mire, satyrs live in tight-knit families, however they frequently mingle and migrate around the Vale of Pleasures as they please. It is not uncommon for a satyr to spend several years living off the hospitality of another family before returning to their own home, upon which they may find many more strangers who have availed themselves of their unwitting hospitality. A stranger is a friend yet met, is a common saying among the satyrs.   The satyrs do not work. Instead, they indulge in their passions, whatever that may be. As a result, there is frequently a shortage of materials, which has led the satyrs to trading with the dragonborn for whatever they need. Satyr culture epitomizes personal autonomy and unbridled freedom, the potentially disastrous consequences of which are thankfully mitigated by their inherently generous natures. If, however, a satyr goes too far into the realm of malice in their actions, the satyr community comes together as one to perform a ritual cleansing to rid the satyr of malicious intent and thought. Once this is done, the offending satyr is free to return to whatever they desire. It is this freedom that sees no uniform satyr culture outside of a love for freedom for freedom’s sake.   The satyr worship the land itself, erecting idols to the ‘little gods’ that inhabit every aspect of the world. Every stream has a god, as does every mountain, or forest, or tree, or even furniture. Of course, satyr are happy to revere the gods of other cultures as well, so long as the god does not demand obedience. As a result, it is not uncommon to see shrines and idols erected in the wake of a satyr’s journey, even in foreign lands. Though rather isolated, satyr have become more frequent travellers of late as they seek to experience life outside of the Vale.   Satyrs speak Satyr, a Demihuman language.

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