To be Human is to survive. Even if your life isn't worth surviving.
Common KnowledgeKnown as Humans or Humanity, Mankind may be the oldest race within Haven and as such are mistakenly considered native to the region. Their histories date back further than even the Eld (ancestors of Elvenkind) and their myths claim they have existed on Ravare since the creation of Solith.
What Mankind is known for best is their impulsive actions and ability to adapt no matter how horrific their lives have become. Though their short lifespans likely hinder their progress they often use this knowledge as a catalyst to make as large of an impact as they can, for better or worse.
DescriptionWith adaptability comes variety. The Humans of Haven are split into three distinct subraces, each with their own cultures, beliefs, and ways of life.
SolmiteHailing from the Northern Solemn Expanse, the Solmite are a tall, pale, and soft-spoken people. Culturally they are often extremely religious to the point of zealotry and often apt to resort to violence to prove it. Racism runs deep within the Solmite, even against their Manfolk cousins.
VerditeThe largest of the three group, the Verdite are a shrewd people who live within the Verdant Expanse. Short, angry, but often charming the Verdite are willing to do anything to better their own lives. Though they do not hold their Gods as close to their heart as others do, they are still compliant to their wishes if it means they get something out of it.
MohriteWhen the Mohnag were banished to the Parched Expanse their Human allies were sent alongside them. For many generations, it was believed these Humans had died upon the salt and sand until they started venturing out of their exile. Their culture verges on barbaric but only the strong can survive within the desert of salt.
Prehistoric OriginMany of the races on Haven are able to make educated guesses on when their race first arrived on the region. Mankind has no such luck. Their oldest histories claiming they have existed long before Haven itself and their arrival being during the creation of Solith itself.
Across the WyldAccording to Eldish history, Mankind was found on both sides of the Wyld and was a leading cause for their departure. These Humans were described as gray-skinned and androgynous, but still very much the same race.
Across the SeaWhat little diplomacy that has been successful with the Kushtaka has given even more validity to Mankinds claim to be across all of Ravare. The Kushtaka knew of Humans before they crossed the Blacksea.
- Despite the amount of territory Mankind as a species owns, they are not the most populous race. That would go to Goblins and Greenfolk in general.
- Having conquered much of Haven, taking it from the Beastfolk, Mankind is still thought of as a warmongering species even after nearly three thousand years.