Build a legacy, a legacy that will stand the test of time.
"We were the last chosen. We are no less valuable than the other races. It just means we need to work harder than we ever have to prove ourselves. The elves have their precious gods, the Firbolg have a natural order, Gnomes have their magic and we have our minds. It's these minds that are going to shape this world. It's these minds that are going to create a legacy of man that will last these passing days, do not see it as a slight, instead a test.
Chosen for Hope
Humans were chosen by the Goddess Eyona, the Goddess of Fate. She chose humans as she saw much of herself in their machinations. The humans of Verra'Talu are unbalanced and illogical and this can often be their end. Whether through prolonged warfare with each other or misadventure the tide of human populations often pulse and surge. As much as they kill each other they also love each other just as passionately and their lifespan is so fleeting they completely devote themselves to the tasks at hand. It is this duality that empowered the Goddess and made her chose humans as her race.
Like Ants on a Hill
Their lifespans being shorter has not paused the humans spread. They now account for the most popular race amongst the denizens of Verra'Talu. The resilience of their kind also played into this. Humans with enough persuasion found they could live anywhere, from the high mountains to the low lands. What they lacked from other races they replaced with inventions. As humans grew their sophisticated technology and complex ethos tempered by the fear of being left behind. They rapidly became a driving force behind cultural progress, and are now widely attributed with spearheading advances in Talunian civilization.
Strength, Unity and Prosperity in all things
Humans are the most adaptable and ambitious people among the common races. They have widely varying tastes, morals, and customs in the many different lands where they have settled. When they settle, though, they stay: they build cities to last for the ages, and great kingdoms that can persist for long centuries. An individual human might have a relatively short life span, but a human nation or culture preserves traditions with origins far beyond the reach of any single human’s memory. They live fully in the present—making them well suited to the adventuring life—but also plan for the future, striving to leave a lasting legacy. Individually and as a group, humans are adaptable opportunists, and they stay alert to changing political and social dynamics.
Male / Female
- Celebrates their birthday ever year with tokens and gifts.
- Buries their dead in crypts, solemn places that are seal forever.
- Pairs with one mate for their entire life.