A Once Influential and Proud People
AppearanceThe Neklians are commonly seen as a very diverse people, due to the fact that they differ a good tad from their well-known Bredtean ancestors, including the former noble of Bredtkiping, Telia Ravenswood. However, even though they're seen as diverse and highly differing, the People of Neklian had a good handful of phenotypes which were considered standard for the ethnicity, especially after a few hundred years.
Skin TonesThe most common look for someone from Neklian was a light to medium skin tone with warm undertones, they generally have a deeper skin tone than the Bredteans. This is due to the influx of citizens that hailed from both the southern and western parts of Dysvoll.
Hair coloursAnything from deep brown hair to slightly lighter reddish-brown hair is normal here. Most people have light to medium wavy hair, but curls aren't uncommon either.
Only a very small amount of people have straight hair in Neklian.
Eye coloursThe eye colours present in the neklian population are roughly the same that can be observed in the Hanes, however, the brown and hazel colours are more common than the green. Virtually no one has blue eyes, less than five percent have this trait.
CultureThe culture of the Neklians was very rich and diverse. They were prone to adopting traditions from various cultures that came to and mixed with their own. This resulted in a very wide variety of food, architecture and fashion which was completely different to the rest of the world. The way the Neklians communicated also differed greatly, they had a handful of languages considered official languages in the city-state, and their dialect in most were vastly different from the standard.
Cultural exchange and exportNeklians and their culture were influenced a lot through the years, but in turn, it also influenced other cultures on its own. This happened gradually after the mining city evolved from a quaint town and safe haven to a bustling and wealthy city-state.
When Isadore Ravenswood decided his new favourite colour to wear was berry red, much fashion around Dysvoll reflected this in the coming years.
When he decided he liked feathers, it was all the rage to have your clothes decorated with them. Earlier Refined Servants had a similar influence, but his cultural influence and importance reached new heights. Much of what he did influenced the world around him culturally, and it's safe to say that Isadore had a greater influence on these matters than any other leader at the time.
Neklian was an influential city state located in the Ellecran Forest in Dysvoll, but the town lay in ruins after the mysterious and sudden disappearance of the ruling court.
Neklians carry themselves with poise and pride, however, don't mistake this for arrogancy. These people are anything but arrogant, instead, they all see each other as equals no matter what position they hold in society. All are seen as equally important parts of a bigger organism and all deserve respect from one another.
The Refined Servant is the title of the leader of Neklian. Meant to reflect that the leader leads for their people and not for their own gain.