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Natuu

The Natuu are one of the two ancient races of Orballia.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

The Natuu are humanoid with six arms and blue skin. Though they have two biologically distinct sexes, (male & female, with primary sex characteristics) they are culturally very androgynous in dress and manner, with subtle visual distinctions between the two when clothed. Traditional attire of the Natuu is full-length robes, with geometric patterns on the trim.

Biological Traits

The Natuu are humanoid with six arms and blue skin. They are largely hairless, with the exception of fine facial hair in elder males. They have a slightly larger than human sized cranium and large , almond-shaped, solid black eyes.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Large, solid black, almond-shaped eyes with no discernible iris/pupils

Geographic Origin and Distribution

The Natuu kingdom once spanned all reaches of Orbalia

Average Intelligence

High intelligence and education level

Civilization and Culture

Major Organizations

Councils
The current councils and sects are organized and based on their historical counterparts, but are focused on the current agenda.   Council of Danis - Dedicated to the guidance of humanity on Orballia, comprised of three sects:
Sect of Isaya – Science
Sect of Tambaal – Medicine
Sect of Zeruu – Philosophy / Ethics
Council of Altor - Dedicated to the protection of Orballia (particularly against the return of the Kroll Empire)
Council of Bathna - Leadership council of the Natuu, comprised of representatives from the other councils and sects.

Average Technological Level

The Natuu were an advanced civilization with well developed technology, engineering, science, medicine and philosophy. Two major Natuu technologies that survived are the Aeonian Chamber and the Temple Weapons.

Common Dress Code

Traditional attire of the Natuu is full-length robes, with geometric patterns on the trim.

Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals

The religion of the Natuu is more of a philosophy, way of life and moral code than other religions. While they have deities, they are representative of ideas, rather than actual spiritual beings. There are many deities representing, nature, war, “brotherly” love, erotic love, wisdom, charity, etc. Natuu temples served both ceremonial and academic functions and were generally dedicated to one or more of these deities. The Kahlian religion of the current-day Meldenianss, is based on the Natuu religion, with the goddess Kahlia being an amalgam of several of the Natuu deities.

History

The Natuu civilization was known as Katha. It consisted of a Federation of three partially sovereign states, overseen by the Central Council of Bathna. Katha was an advanced civilization with well developed technology, engineering, science, medicine and philosophy. The main focus of Natuu civilization was advancement in these disciplines and they had a strong sense of “higher purpose”. The other dominant race on Orballia at this time were the Kroll, a nation of nomadic tribes, waging constant war on the Natuu. The Natuu – Kroll wars lasted for centuries, ultimately resulting in the near extinction of both races, eventually allowing humans to rise to become the dominant species on Orballia. The remaining Natuu formed a secret underground order, based on the original Natuu culture. This order, driven by their culture of advancement and higher purpose, dedicated themselves to the protection of Orballia and the fledgling human race.

Historical Figures

Darklor (as he is currently known by legends and the local villagers of Bathna) was the greatest Natuu scientist and still lives in modern times through use of the Aeonian Chamber technology.

Common Myths and Legends

Archaeological and Historical Evidence
Most of the ruins and ancient artifacts found on Orballia are of Natuu origin. Many Natuu cities still exist as ruins. Additionally several human cities rose out of Natuu cities long ago. Threads of the Natuu civilization are woven into the history and customs of the humans, though knowledge of their origins have mostly been lost to time.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

The Nutuu, though mostly extinct, maintain sentinels in their ancient temples and secretly watch over and guide the humans. Most notably, the Meldenians.

Lifespan
Over 100 years
Average Height
5'-8" to 6'-2"
Average Weight
160 - 200 lbs
Average Physique
Tall & lean
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Blue Skin

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Cover image: by John Mendenhall

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