Pol-Nelqorana Ethnicity in Val'Vahan | World Anvil


Sparse and Wild

The Pol-Nelqorana are those peoples who populate the northern reaches of Erub. Their homes encircle the Mountains of Das EkLachen and fill the vales east of the river Pentos. You will find the Pol-Nelqorana in storm blown Archine, set on the chilly Pelican Peninsula. You will find the Pol-Nelqorana in Juraedon, greatest of cities and their greatest accomplishment. They are the blood descendants of the Nelqorana who mixed with the indigenous folk that used to live in the region. The Pol-Nelqorana of Juraedon have the purest descent from the Nelqorana.

The Pol-Nelqorana average around 5'10ft. in height. They are characterized by a muscular stature, a long face and skull, a narrow and projected nose with a slight curve, high cheekbones, full and domed foreheads, narrow lips, and fine teeth. The Pol-Nelqorana hair is a shade of either flaxen or black, is smooth, and is often grown out long with the men braiding their beards. Eyes are of the lighter shades. Most people are aware of their famous blue eyes, although other fair shades are also common, such as greens, greys, and occasional yellows. But these eye colors are only common in those far north, and the Pol-Nelqorana south of the Fjalktir have darker sets, with dim greens and earthy browns.

The Pol-Nelqorana grew stagnant and barbaric once Nelqora fell. They soon turned to piracy and petty skirmishes between their villages. They were sometimes subject to the whims of powerful kings of Aleriez in the Great Plains of the modern Kingdom of Seinis, though they were rather often independent and were barbs to the Church, what with their burning and pillaging of monasteries. With the rising of the Empire of Juraedon, the Pol-Nelqorana have been heeled and are returning to civilization and proper decorum. But the Pol-Nelqorana are still among the poorest of the peoples of northern Erub.

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Cover image: by Jelke Ludolphij

Race: Pol-Nelqorana

Ability Score Increase +2 Con, +1 Wis
Size Medium
Speed 30ft

Age: You will live until around your 70th year, though you may live longer or shorter depending on material circumstances.

Size: Pol-Nelqorana, on average, are 5'10ft. tall. You are size Medium.

Coastal Living: You are proficient with Vehicles (Water).

Skills: You gain proficiency in one skill of your choice.

Skirmishing Training: You have proficiency with the battleaxe, shortsword, longbow, and warhammer.

Mountains of Das EkLachen: You suffer no ill effects from traveling at 10,000ft. altitudes, although you still suffer the effects of traveling at 20,000ft. altitudes and above.

Blood of the Nelqorana: You share in an ancient heritage. You may choose one feat from the feats listed below:

  • Actor
  • Bountiful Luck
  • Charger
  • Dungeon Delver
  • Durable
  • Elemental Adept
  • Grappler
  • Healer
  • Heavily Armored
  • Keen Mind
  • Lightly Armored
  • Linguist
  • Martial Adept
  • Moderately Armored
  • Mounted Combatant
  • Resilient
  • Savage Attacker
  • Skulker
  • Skilled
  • Spell Sniper
  • Tavern Brawler
  • Weapon Master
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common (Juraedon), Human (Local Dialect: EkLachen), and one extra language of your choice. EkLachen is a tongue mixed between the original languages of the Nelqorana and the languages of the local Dwarrow that live in the north, and is the most widespread of the languages of the Pol-Nelqorana.


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