Beneath the murky waves of the Blacksea rests the hidden world of the Sirenas, a tenacious race of aquatic humanoids living in sequestered undersea settlements. These Sirenas are noble people with roots stretching back to the time of the First Dawn before their mortal enemy, Shadiym, came to Solith and laid waste to their civilization. Now Sirenas cling to what cracks will hold them and pray for a day when the Tyrannical Serpent recedes from the skies and waves, and they may claim their kingdom again.
Sirenas are best known for their natural inclination towards magic and their free use of it in everyday life. Among Sirenas, you are as likely to see a man conjure fire to light his path as you are to see him pull out a lantern. Their skills at manipulating the weather have become legendary across Solith as they travel its coastlines caring for the many warding shrines to Shadiym.
Long before Humanity came to Haven and even before Solith was lush and green, the Sirenas lived in the waters surrounding the continent. Sev, Godbeast of the Sea, began her brood in the gentle waves and shallow waters of the western coast, and there her children flourished. Their civilization was vast and stretched across the sea, unbeknownst to any in the world above. When Shadiym came with his torrential rains and chaotic currents, the Sirenas warred against his unstoppable force. He ripped their cities from the seabed, sent monstrous creatures to swallow their people, and their efforts to resist became futile as his mighty jaws swallowed even their gods. For survival, the Sirenas fled into hiding, withdrawing into sanctuaries built within sheltered coves and hidden, coastal caves.
In their hidden shelters, the Sirenas vowed to see their tormentor banished from these fertile shores. The Sirenas would not know defeat; they learned to adapt beyond their limitations and survived the harsh waters of Solith to become its masters. To many, their undersea domain is a warped mirror of the surface world with tools formed from coral, enchanted bone, and Crystal, not iron and wood. Armor fashioned from scales, chitinous plates, and woven seaweed, not cured leather and hammered steel. Surrounding it all is the Sirenas reverence for magic, which they used to improve nearly every aspect of their lives.
Today most Sirenas are found either in the Helmont sanctuary or serving within the Zephyr Priests in cities like Shardholm. All Sirenas share an unspoken bond forged in a life spent in opposition of a great and destructive force. Many adventuring Sirenas are those who have stepped away from their religious duties or pursue them in their free time as they explore the land above the waves.
100 years old, reaching maturity at the age of 15.
4 to 5 feet tall.
90 to 120 pounds.
Most Sirena names have only a few syllables. Their first names weave their syllables together like water and typically end in a vowel. Sirena surnames are taken from their home sanctuary, with the name formed by adding "zath" to the first syllable of the sanctuary's name.