Humans are descendants of the people of Earth. They arrived on Phasmatum nearly 1000 years before. However, because of the unique nature of Phasmatum's planet, humans have lost the ability of space travel.
Humans typically stand between 157 cm and 183 cm and have lifespans between 80 and 100 years. They come in various shades and numerous cultures. However, because of the small amount of humans who immigrated to Phasmatum, many of these cultures have syncretised over time, particularly as separate cultural groups began intermarrying. Despite the centuries, many Earth-world religions have persisted. Much of this has been aided by the Phasma
, who have taken on the role of messengers and spirits from the old world religions. Questions about the phasma, as well as other mysteries, has also spawned new human religions.
Although the Kuvonee
(that is those sapient species which are native to Phasmatum) typically live longer, humans have much greater fertility rates. As a result, they have spread throughout every continent on Phasmatum. Humans played a large influence in increasing the technological advancements of the Kuvonee people, as many of the cultures they encountered lived as nomads in a hunter-gather era. Even so, many Kuvonee resisted human's attempts at changing their way of life. What started as friendly curiosity turned into indifference, isolation, and even downright hostility at humans' attempts of meddling.
Regardless, there are many settlements where humans and kuvonee live together in harmony. And humans have established strong trade relations with many cultural groups and settlements.
The increased fertility of human females have spurred some kuvonee people, particularly of the Nyütlo
species, to pursue relationships in hopes of increasing their population. However, some kuvonee regard these interspecies offspring as second-class citizens. Particular human cultural groups and settlements are also uncomfortable with interspecies relationships and some have even gone as far as to refer to it as bestiality. Even so, interspecies offspring are common throughout Phasmatum with most of these children having a human parent.
Humans originally left Earth under duress, as a result of increasing climate change and fallout from world wars. Although there were moon colonies and humans left behind on Earth, the humans of Phasmatum are unsure if there are any other humans in the universe. Humans don't even know where they are in the universe in relation to Earth and have no way to contact the brethren they left behind.
Humans arrived to Phasmatum with The Hope Contract
, which is a promise between all humans--past, present, and future--to protect humanity and to protect their planet. Many individuals have framed these promises in the house as a daily reminder. As beautiful as the words sound, the application of the contract is decidedly more complicated. The Phasmatum Council
was formed shortly after humans arrived on the planet and every recognized region has a seat at the table. A noble endeavor, if not always well-executed.
Despite efforts to abide by the Hope Contract, some human settlements resist interference by the Phasmatum Council. Other cultural groups doubt the validity of the damage caused on Earth or even that there was an Earth at all. The more generations removed from the original settlers of Phasmatum, the more likely humans are to repeat the decisions of their forefathers. Even so, there is a valid question of how the human settlements can strike a balance between sovereign freedom and continued world peace.
Notable Cultural Groups
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