Nothing is more inspiring in battle than a Parisan stepping between you and the danger. You feel invincible. There is a presence of strength; that nothing could ever knock them down. I can only imagine how the enemy feels.
Racial AbilitiesLike all Sazashi Parisan have been gifted claws and fangs from their Sazakraht heritage. A Parisan's claws are rounded objects that taper down to a broad tip, the broad edge of the claws naturally grows sharp and very resilient. They were designed primarily for show and grace, and Parisan lack the musculature to retract their claws. The fangs of a Parisan are small enough to where they do not show nor do they imprint when a Parisan closes its jaw.
Trait : Sazashi
Parisan sport fangs and tusks small enough to hide behind their lips. Parisan claws are akin to hardened nails and they have no ability to retract them.
Parisan spread their traditions and beliefs where they can. In order to do this, they often will take proteges to teach their skills and values. The Parisan takes deep satisfaction when a protege successfully utilizes their training.
Parisan are born defenders. Their responsive musculature and dense bone structure work together when a Parisan enters adrenaline. If they take damage while in this state, it mentally and physically affects them less.
Brief HistoryThroughout history, the Parisan have been accused by some as being old-fashioned and outdated, those that do have been pointed to the success of their homeland on Jhoutai They have always, and will always, control Valdutan. It is the land they claimed after the fall of the Verin Empire, and it is the land they swear to hold until the stars burn out from the heavens. It spans from cold pines to warm plains, from the west edge of Aempis to the east edge of Kajh-Tai. Despite their strength and capability for combat, throughout history they maintain a steady neutrality with the worlds affairs. While they will chip in volunteer units and assist during global crisis, the Parisan are hesitant to enter offensive conflicts if there is nothing for them to defend.
Common CultureThe Parisan's culture is rooted in the traditions they have held onto since they gained their independence from the Verin. Family is paramount to the Parisan, and most times the roles in society are determined by the family a Parisan is born into. If you are born a Helmshigh, then you are most likely to be an honor guard or a brew master for example. It is common for Parisan to spread their traditions throughout the universe. Many wandering Parisan will mention their homes, taking comfort in their backstories and savoring the stories others tell.
I must defend all which I value.
PilgrimagesParisan have a tradition of leaving their family to embark on long pilgrimages around Ethnis. These Pilgrimages are designed as a way for the Parisan to learn from the world and to absorb the learning into their own culture.
Parisan enjoy sharing their traditions and converting others to them. This to them counts as defending their traditions; as a tradition is only as strong as those that practice it.
TribesCommon Parisan upbringings
Home of HonorYou are a Parisan proud of your upbringing, and your military prowess is something you always seek to improve. You spend your time working to hone your abilities and defend your home and its ways where ever it may be threatened.
PilgrimYou are a Parisan on the move. While you may love where you come from, you are seeking to find your own adventures and traditions or spread the ones you know. Those you find on your adventures are new candidates to teach or new lessons to learn.
DishonoredYou find the thought of following the traditions forced upon you appalling. You do not agree with who you were born to be and so you wander attempting to find a new purpose in life. You still gain satisfaction from defending others but you do not yet have an ideal to call your own.
Playing a ParisanPlaying a Parisan entails playing the tank of the group, a normally friendly if not stubborn tank. Be prepared to generate stories about where you came from, and regale your party members with them.
As NPCsParisan NPCs are often quite happy to share their opinion on the latest hot topics, cluing in the party to local rumors and opinion They are a people who value law and order, and so bring it with them where ever they live. Kind-hearted Parisan are quick to help those in need by providing room, board, and other aid. The party would do well not to abuse these gifts, as the hand which offers them often carries a terrible strength. A Parisan seeks to bring harmony and health to a party they have chosen to join. Who doesn't love a tank?
The Parisan were designed by the Verin to serve as honor guard. They draw their appearance more from Faeo than the rest of the Sazashi, featuring a shortened muzzle, more expressive features, and long flowing manes.