Human Species in Zheng-Kitar | World Anvil


The most common and populous race on Zheng-Kitar

Base Racial Traits

Ability Score Modifiers: Human characters gain a +2 racial bonus to two ability scores of their choice at creation to represent their varied nature.   Size: Humans are medium sized creatures and take no penalties due to their size.   Type: Humans are humanoid creatures.   Speed: Humans have a base land speed of 30ft.   Languages: Humans begin play speaking The Regional Language(See Languages of Zheng-Kitar) that reflects their origins, and Common. A Human with high INT can select any non-secret language as a bonus language to represent their varied origins.   Sapphire Inheritors: Humans begin with the basic manipulation Utility Talent of one Kineticist Element of their choice, and one Level 1, Burn 0 Utility Wild Talent for that element or a universal talent, substituting 'current burn' for '1/2 current HD' and ignoring Kinetic Blast prerequisites.   Skilled: Humans gain an additional skill rank at first level and one additional rank whenever they gain a level.   Sixth Sense: Humans can detect the presence of magic auras within 20ft of them, but this does not grant them any more insight other than this like a Detect Magic or Aura Sight spell might, and merely reveals the presence or absence of magical auras.   Elemental Lineage: As the first faithful to turn to the Spirit Kings, Humans have blood the burns with elemental power. Humans with the Elemental Bloodline treat their CHA score as 2 higher for the purposes of all class abilities, and Humans with the Fire, Earth, Water, or Air(Choose one at character creation, cannot be changed) Domains use their domain powers and spells at +1 caster level.

Human Ethnicities

  Humans are the most numerous civilized race on the continent of Zheng-Kitar(And likely the world of Ea, as well) with a variety of ethnicities, and a stake in virtually every corner of the world. Known for their adaptability and versatility, humans have, throughout history, been behind most of the largest and most prosperous of nations. Distinct ethnic groups can be found throughout the world, each with its own unique traits and appearance. While mingling does occur, most humans fall into one of these groupings more prominently than the others.   The list of human ethnic groups can be found below:  

Basic Information


Humans are quite literally the average by which all other races are held to and compared against, and set the standard for what a "Humanoid Race" exactly is. They have two arms and two legs attached to a central torso with a head located atop it, and possess an advanced muscular and skeletal system that allows for a wide variety of movements and physical builds but is not overly advanced or hyper powerful or durable like other races might be.   They have a slew of internal organs that work together to keep their bodies running and alive, and their bodily structures are entirely "average", capable of withstanding a moderate amount of punishment but not standing out as exceptional like other races might.

Biological Traits

The physical characteristics of humans are as varied as the world’s climes. From the dark-skinned tribesmen of the southern continents to the pale and barbaric raiders of the northern lands, humans possess a wide variety of skin colors, body types, and facial features. Generally speaking, humans’ skin color assumes a darker hue the closer to the equator they live. At the same time, bone structure, hair color and texture, eye color, and a host of facial and bodily phenotypic characteristics vary immensely from one locale to another.   Cheekbones may be high or broad, noses aquiline or flat, and lips full or thin; eyes range wildly in hue, some deep set in their sockets, and others with full epicanthic folds. Appearance is hardly random, of course, and familial, tribal, or national commonalities often allow the knowledgeable to identify a human’s place of origin on sight, or at least to hazard a good guess. Humans’ origins are also indicated through their traditional styles of bodily decoration, not only in the clothing or jewelry worn, but also in elaborate hairstyles, piercing, tattooing, and even scarification.

Genetics and Reproduction

Humans reproduce through sexual reproduction, and are the foremost race in the world that reproduces and is known for its reproductive habits. Humans possess a moderate to strong sex drive driven by their short lifespans and sleeping habits that drive them close together and spark their primal urges when sleeping together for body warmth and comfort, and possess a robust and flexible genetic makeup that allows them to have children with nearly any race...even the normally asexual Elves or the normally incompatible Dwarves.   Their sex drive is born from their desire to expand and grow couple with their short lifespans, and Humans are the main race known to have sex and reproduce for the simple act of "pleasure" rather than for the simple logical fact of spreading their species.   Human females, once impregnated, carry their children to term in 7-11 months, with 9 months being the average.

Growth Rate & Stages

Once born, humans reach physical adulthood and stop growing around age 20, but are sometimes considered adults long before they reach this physical maturity, sometimes as young as 15 or 16.   Humans reach middle age around age 35, become old around age 50, and become venerable around age 70 and die some years afterwards.

Ecology and Habitats

As varied as the stars in the sky, humans can fit into almost any environment and interact with it in a plethora of ways, dependent on local culture.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Humans are omnivores, and can eat most anything.

Biological Cycle

As they grow older, humans become more and more wrinkly as their hair becomes turn grey and eventually white...their bodies decay and begin to wither away and their mental faculties sometimes begin to falter as well.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Human faces can vary wildly from one location to the next. Cheekbones may be high or broad, noses aquiline or flat, and lips full or thin; eyes range wildly in hue, some deep set in their sockets, and others with full epicanthic folds. Appearance is hardly random, of course, and familial, tribal, or national commonalities often allow the knowledgeable to identify a human’s place of origin on sight, or at least to hazard a good guess.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Humans can be found quite literally almost anywhere in the world. There is nowhere they cannot be found.

Average Intelligence

Humans are the baseline for intelligent and sentient creatures, and are "average" in terms of intelligence.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Humans have normal vision and senses, and do not possess either darkvision nor low light vision.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Human names more commonly take their schema after the place they grow up in, but are otherwise no different in naming scheme from normal humans.
Alternate Racial Trait List:   Humans can take normal Paizo alternate racial traits for humans in addition to any below.   Human Alternate Racial Traits  
Racial Feat List:   Humans can take normal Paizo racial feats for humans in addition to any listed in the below page.   Human Racial Feats  
Genetic Descendants
70 years
Conservation Status
Humans are the most plentiful and widespread race in the world, and are incredibly populous and numerous.
Average Height
5.24ft - 6.8ft (1.6 - 2.1 Meters)
Average Weight
110.23lbs - 198.4lbs (50 - 90kg)
Average Physique
Human physique can vary wildly, from fat to thin to anywhere in between. They can rippled with muscle, thick and blubbery, and almost anywhere else on the physical spectrum, though the Average Human is somewhat tall and moderately built, neither too fat nor too thin.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Human skin tones can ranged from white to tan to black and brown and anywhere in between, but generally speaking, humans’ skin color assumes a darker hue the closer to the equator they live. Their eyes can take on most any color, and their can be anywhere from a beautiful golden to a dark black, though bright vibrant colors such as blue, purple, etc are almost unheard of.
Related Myths

Inheritors of the Sapphire Legacy

No race is as widespread, nor as infinitely curious as humanity - they are a race with infinite potential and can be found quite literally anywhere on Zheng-Kitar...where there is a will, humans will almost always find a way to endure, even in the most lethal and dangerous climates. This is attributable to their own inherent racial resilience, as well as their bottomless ambition like no other race on the continent - only humans have such a burning desire to leave their mark on the world that they will stop at nothing to do so, climbing any height and doing any deed if it means achieving their dreams. But unlike anywhere else on the world of Ea, the humans on Zheng-Kitar are special in one very unique way - they stand as the inheritors and reclaimers of the legacy of the legendary Sapphire Elves, and have inherited all the teachings they once upheld.   The Sapphire Elves, who were created at the dawn of reality to be the wardens of reality and all its creatures, were beings innately in tune with the elements - and they preached a lifestyle of balance, harmony, and elemental attunement born from their unique racial ability to wield and manipulate the very elements as easily as breathing. It was these teachings that saw the Yema - the foreign gods - to wage a war against the Sapphire Elves and drive them to extinction, as they saw those teachings of harmony and balance as a threat to their totalitarian desire to control all of reality - the Sapphire Elves had deemed them a threat, after all. Even now, however, milennia after the Sapphire Elves have gone extinct, humans carry on the teachings of the race that once protected them and sheparded them through times both rough and peaceful - living in tune with the elements and listening to the voice of the natural world to keep the teachings of the Old Gods, the Spirit Kings, and the Elements alive in the face of the Yema's cruel and selfish desire to obliterate it.


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