Seen in many forms, but all the same at our core— we are human.Humanity is the collective progeny of Auroul: The Mother, though humankind was first formed from the dead god Qetlon's heart. They possess latent magical energies which naturally attract the ever-hungering monsters of the world.
Ytzkla. Thus began a chase spanning millennia, covering the majority of the world's landmass. Along the way, the perpetually pregnant aspect gave birth to the first of humanity— acting as a conduit through which Qetlon's heart may form into the world. These humans shared her blood, and thus, her scent and taste, acting as a decoy for the hungering Ytzkla to devour as she fled. And this she would repeat throughout the world, spreading humanity wherever she went, slowing Ytzkla with each birth. When each batch of humanity was first born from Auroul, they rapidly evolved from her form to better suit their environment. While their physiology still resembled the base human form— a bipedal ape-like mammal— much of it could adapt depending on the environment they found themselves born into. Some, like the Hontualieu barely changed beyond relatively superficial adaptations, whereas those born into more extreme environments such as the Gokh— being born within the precipitous peaks of Nipinoul— evolved goat-like hooves, incredibly thick skin, and larger hands.
At the end of the day, we all enjoy good company, and good drink.By the time Ytzkla had lost Auroul's trail, humanity had spread to every continent on Qet, save for Roog'alhiik. In the intervening centuries, Auroul had taken refuge within the vast caverns of Tchaoxlik, giving birth to the latest human race— the Beuttep. Here she resides within the capital of Tteunor in the hopes that, should Ytzkla find her once more, she may trap the great beast within the seemingly endless depths— alongside her children. They are no more than a distraction to aid her escape, after all.