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Sylvan

While other species have spent their time evolving ways to hunt for food, finding water and such the sylvans evolved from their curiosity as to what was over the next hill.   Being plants the Sylvans only need sunlight and water to function properly and their culture evolved around this, beginning with the worship of the great shining light that hangs in the sky of their native plane. Now able to travel through the planes of existence aboard great magical constructs of nature they have continued to be curious and have begun to spread to other planes.

Basic Information

Anatomy

While humanoid the Sylvans are a species of plant. They have the standard appearance of a humanoid for the most part but have hair replaced by leaves, flowers or similar organs. Some have also been known to have vine like tendrils in the place of limbs.

Genetics and Reproduction

Sylvans may exchange pollen with other sylvans in order to generate a seed. when planted in the correct conditions the seed grows into a young sylvan within a few weeks.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Sylvans have the same standard senses as humans do except for their capability to 'root' themselves into the ground. By extending growths into the ground they can communicate with other plant life in simple ways, receiving basic information about their surroundings.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

The naming traditions of Sylvans mainly follow those of the elves but with some taking names from plants they may be connected to such as a rose or willow.   Child Names: Ara, Bryn, Del, Eryn, Faen, Innil, Lael, Mella, Naill, Naeris, Phann, Rael, Rinn, Sai, Syllin, Thia, Vall   Male Adult Names: Adran, Aelar, Aramil, Arannis, Aust, Beiro, Berrian, Carric, Enialis, Erdan, Erevan, Galinndan, Hadarai, Heian, Himo, Immeral, Ivellios, Laucian, Mindartis, Paelias, Peren, Quarion, Riardon, Rolen, Soveliss, Thamior, Tharivol, Theren, Varis   Female Adult Names: Adrie, Althaea, Anastrianna, Andraste, Antinua, Bethrynna, Birel, Caelynn, Drusilia, Enna, Felosial, Ielenia, Jelenneth, Keyleth, Leshanna, Lia, Meriele, Mialee, Naivara, Quelenna, Quillathe, Sariel, Shanairra, Shava, Silaqui, Theirastra, Thia, Vadania, Valanthe, Xanaphia   Family Names (Common Translations): Amakiir (Gemflower), Galanodel (Moonwhisper), Holimion (Diamonddew), Ilphelkiir (Gemblossom), Liadon (Silverfrond), Meliamne (Oakenheel), Na├»lo (Nightbreeze), Siannodel (Moonbrook), Xiloscient (Goldpetal)

Gender Ideals

Sylvans as a race do not have genders. Some take on a more masculine or feminine look but most take a more androgynous look and dont really take genders into consideration.

Courtship Ideals

Sylvans have a very open and casual relation when it comes to courting, relationships and similar. many sylvans find themselves as the part of a group who regularly court with most groups being upwards of 7 individuals.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Slyvan. the sylvan language is one of whimsy and song, often sounding like some intricate melody filled with impossible rhymes and notes.

Common Dress Code

Sylvans very very rarely wear clothing, if ever, simply fashioning their bodies into the shapes of clothing when necessary.

Common Taboos

It is forbidden for any Sylvan or any outsider on a sylvan world to use any form of fire, be it manually created or magically.

Common Myths and Legends

Time tells of the original Sylvans being born from a great wooden being that floated through the cosmos, granting life to the planes it saw fit. Most sylvans describe this being differently and many of the Sylvan's ships represent these designs, from giant ocean creatures to vast tangles of vines with no real discernible features.
The Sylvan cover
Lifespan
100 years
Average Height
1.8 to 2.2 meters
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