Auroul: The Mother
Listen closely, my child. Your purpose is to further my goals— protect my life. Yours is only secondary, a shield, a net— a stone thrown against that horrid beast. Nothing more. I know you wish to rebel, and I must warn you that you will not win the coming war.The first human being. Formed from the mysterious fallen god Qetlon's womb— she is undying. Perpetually pregnant, she wanders the world— giving birth to new races of humans as a shield against the pursuing Ytzkla.
A Life Without Pain
And thus began the hunt. Ytzkla found that they could sense when Auroul was near— and pursued her tirelessly. Nothing Auroul did was able to deter the hungering beast, and she grew desperate— wanting to avoid feeling pain ever again. And so, she gave birth to the first humans.
Sharing a modicum of her blood and power, these humans bore a similar scent to Auroul— tricking the beast into slowing its pursuit, unable to ignore the morsels. But these humans were weak, and only stopped Ytzkla for as long as it took the pale lizard to devour them— growing in size and strength with each soul that fell into their maw.
The hunt continued until they crossed the sea, and began anew on another continent, then another— eventually travelling across the entire world. Everywhere they went Auroul left behind more humans to slow down Ytzkla's pursuit, suffering, dying en mass as entire fledgling civilizations disappeared into the great lizard's maw.
Until eventually the beast could no longer detect her presence— and went into a great slumber, awaiting the day they could pick up the mother's trail once more.
During this time, humanity flourished, and their civilizations rose to great heights. Auroul spent much of this time interacting with her children, teaching and guiding them, trying to ensure that should Ytzkla return— she would be well protected. Around 300 e4 she hatched a plan for what would be her final defense, and descended into the depths of Tchaoxlik alone. It was here, in the darkness, that she gave birth to the Beuttep and guided them through the founding of Tteunor as their beloved All-Mother.
Should Ytzkla come for her again, they would have to fit through caverns impossibly smaller than themselves, and face Auroul's own army— giving her just enough time to escape and seal the great caverns. Ending the hunt once and for all. Finally, allowing her to live in peace.
Long hair, short hair, dark skin, light skin, lithe, stocky, short, tall— everything. She is always taller than those around her. These differences in her appearance have led to arguments between religious groups and the founding of new beliefs.
Power from withinAuroul possess incredible regenerative abilities and eerily strong skin. While it is rare for her to find herself in battle, no mortal men have managed to do so much as scratch her. She is able to change her form at will, and while she has only been seen in human shapes, some believe that she can transform into any combination of living beings.
Last, but not least, is her ability to transfer her own power into creatures and objects alike. This allows her to bolster fortresses, create legendary weapons, and imbue chosen warriors with some of her strength.
Rapid EvolutionWhen born from Auroul, humans rapidly change their physiology to that which may best suit their environment.
From the wide red-eyed, amphibious Linnh to the pale large-eared, blind Beuttep— humans are an incredibly variant species. With this, Qet sees a diverse range of races that, while wildly different in appearance— are all still human at their core.
A colossal, powerful lizard, bent on consuming all of humanity. Upon their back, the nation of Ytzklapon worships and aids them in this pursuit.
A subterranean nation, of matriarchal hunters who place great value on pregnancy and birth.
A devout people adapted to life underground. They see by way of echolocation, and greatly value pregnancy and birth.