Their Place in the World
Otterfolk are a young species of the Animal Kingdom
, these peaceful folk resemble large otters and are found near fresh and saltwater coasts all around the world of Isekai with a charge to look after the waterways and the rivers of the world. Their role in the Eldritch War was small as they are ill-suited for large fields of battle and their cultures have little experience in massive conflicts, they took shelter under the power of the larger empires that they lived near. Otterfolk are known to be a nimble, water-loving race that are connected with nature and pursue peaceful, quiet lives.
Currently, they live along the coasts, the large lakes and near the rivers that flow throughout the continents and islands. Otterflok have no large countries or cities, the largest settlement that you will see is when Otterfolk integrate with other races that take up residence near waterways because they usually stay in small villages composed of a dozen or so family groups. These creatures will usually seek to benefit the lives of other creatures around them, taking in wounded animals or travelers and facilitating safe travel across lakes or dangerous waterways when possible.
1. Otterfolk are helpful folk, we can find peace with almost anyone if we offer them help or shelter or food.
2. Warfare is something that we are ill-suited to but when called upon we will aid our neighbors with prayers and supply routes, we may not be warriors but we shall always help our neighbor.
3. Water is the blood of the land, the essence of life and because of it we must protect the waterways of the world and be vigilant to their changes or else life will perish with the setting of the sun.
4. We are a quiet people that seek peace, those of us that would steal or kill without provocation are met with exile and shall not be welcomed in our midst even if they are our own kin.
Otterfolk have close relations with all of their neighbors but they have a tendency to grow especially close with Half-Elves
due to their love of song and art.
Otterfolk will close their doors to very few as they understand the importance of a good deed when someone is in a dire situation but there are certain monsters that they will not allow in their villages. Full-blooded Orcs
have long tormented their people along with Lizardfolk
, because of this they will never offer their help even when these creatures are on death's door because they have been exploited and killed in many cases. Monsters, in general, are creatures that Otterfolk interact with sparingly because they are wary and untrusting of their true intentions.
The greatest insult to an Otterfolk is to comment on the roughness or lack of shine in their fur as it is a sign of their advanced age.