Found across all of Solith, Tuathans live within small clans known as Cairns or their larger counterparts Barrows. Their imposing presence and animalistic ways have led them to be feared by those that are unfortunate enough to cross them in the wilderness they call home. Despite this fear, many scholars have made it their life's work to understand the histories of these ancient people.
Keepers of the Wild
Natural Magic, or Druidry, is innately present within Tuathans and can be easily manipulated by them. They have learned over generations that the older the wilderness, the more powerful the magic they can find. Because of this, most Cairns form to protect places lost to time from those that wish to defile them. Punishment for trespassing normally takes the form in an explosion of violence that rarely gives the offending party much time to react.
Histories of Flesh
As a people, Tuathans prefer to write their legends and histories on their very flesh rather than paper Most Tuathans are partially covered in thin, blue tattoos that swirl, link, and lock together to make up stories in a language only they can read. When they die, the stories are then written on massive stones by the nearest Ollam. These stones are then carefully hidden from the prying eyes of outsiders. Collectively, it is believed the Sagas of the Tuatha go back thousands of years.
Standing at an average height of seven feet, most Tuathans are in excellent physical condition. There is little room for the runts within a Cairn and even less within a Barrow. Both men and women Tuathans share this impressive stature with women very rarely being shorter. Their skin is pale yet seems resistant to blistering under the sun. With cut hair being seen as a weakness, both men and women grow their hair long with the men also growing out their often impressive beards.
The history of each Tuatha is delicately written on their skin in an ancient language only known to the Tuatha. These tattoos, primarily a deep blue, are meant to be clearly shown so that others may know their history. Because of this, common attire for a Tuathans is often seen as revealing by other cultures and regarded as unsafe by seasoned warriors.
Colors of Tradition
Most Tuatha tattoos are a deep shade of blue, however, additional colors have been used to represent different things. Red tattoos for Tuathans that have been banished, black for seers and shamans, and yellow for Tuathans that have traveled to different realms. Though they are written in a way to never be understood by outsiders, people that do great deeds for the Tuatha people have been gifted with their own histories written on them as a way of thanks.
Around 100 years with Elders living far, far longer.
Averaging around 7 feet tall.
200 to 240 pounds.
Among the Tuatha, no title is more respected than the Ollam or "Knowledge Drinker" when translated from Sylvan. Each Ollam is specialized in certain knowledge and are titled after such. An example of this would be the Ollam Beatha is the Knowledge Drinker of Nature. The duties of the Ollam is to write and hide the histories of their peoples, to study the world, and to tame the elements.
Only Tuatha women have the gift of prophecy. These women, known as the Boir'Nihean, are sought after by both Cairn and Barrow alike. It is common practice for a Boir'Nihean to tattoo around their eyes with black ink in the pattern of shadows and ash so that others know their power.
- Tuatha hair comes only in various shades of red and burgundy.
- Many druids of other races were trained by the Tuatha.