Humans are a sentient species found across the world. They are characterized by their high manual dexterity. They are generally very civilized and capable of using weapons and magic.
Humans are sexually dimorphic species with a 50/50 sex ratio. Human males have narrower hips and broader shoulders, while females have wider hips, narrower shoulders and breasts.
Height, weight, skin tone, skull shape and facial features vary according to race. When contaminated with the essence of other species, they can produce therianthropic offspring, which usually have head, hand and feet variations, in addition to unique skin types. In some rare cases, fitanthropes or micanthropes can also be produced. Elementals and hilemorphs are extremely rare variations of humans.
Humans in The Wanderer
Humans in The Wanderer are divided into seven ethnic groups with unique characteristics and culture.
Medians are the native inhabitants of the Isle of Akara. They have a standard height and weight and fair skin. They can be found across the Median Kingdom and have colonized the regions of The Arrow, Dissenter's Haven, the Lesbian Archipelago and the Northern Isles.
Medians have soft features and relatively round faces with big almond eyes, average bodies and fair skin. Female Medians usually have average sized busts.
Medians speak Common as their native language. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the generic facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the generic clothing pools, except for some regional variants.
Median names come from the generic name pool and the median name pool.
Niveans are the native inhabitants of north and east Nivea. They have colonized almost the entire island (except for the Republic of Pigmea's swampy lands), Sorora and Fraterna. They are biologically close relatives of Aterans. They have a standard height and weight.
Niveans have delicate facial features and reverse egg-shaped heads. Southern Niveans have white skin, while northern Nivean have slightly darker skin. They all have average bodies and their women develop small breasts.
Niveans' native language is Aderphic. They can speak Common with an aderphic accent. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the generic facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the generic clothing pools, except for some regional variants.
Median names come from the generic name pool and the nivean name pool.
Aterans descend from Nivean settlers that colonized Aeteria centuries ago. They then formed the Ateran Kingdom, an independent government administered from its capital in Aeteria. The Aterans also conquered the Catenarian Isles and established a viceroyalty to govern the archipelago.
Aterans have a standard height and weight and slightly darker skin, compared to the rest of the humans that inhabit The Wanderer.
Aterans' facial features are very similar to those of Niveans, as well as their head shape. All Aterans have tanned skin. Their bodies are standard-shaped and, in the case of Ateran women, they have small breasts.
Aterans' native language is Ashen, a language derived from ancient Aderphic. All Aterans are able to speak Common with an ashen accent. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the generic facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the generic clothing pools and the Ateran clothing pools.
Ateran names come from the generic name pool, the nivean name pool and the ateran name pool.
Surans are the native inhabitants of the Isle of Apofia. They are fair-skinned and of average height, but curvier and/or heavier when compared to Medians, Niveans and Aterans. They generally live in the Isle of Apofia, although some individuals can be found in other places of the Median Kingdom or even in foreign countries.
Surans have relatively oval faces with high cheekbones, pronounced facial features and are usually considered to be beautiful by human standards. Female Surans are very curvy, with strong legs, wide hips and fairly big busts. Males are more muscular and toned than the average for other ethnic groups of The Wanderer.
Suran territory is part of the Median Kingdom, and, therefore, Surans speak Common as a native language. Suran pronunciation of Common has no specific accent, but Surans usually speak in a sultry, more resonant, characteristic way. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and the suran hairstyle pool. Suran men don't have any facial hair, except in very rare cases. Peasants choose their clothes from the suran clothing pools, except when they're outside of their native Apofia, when they use clothes from the suran diaspora clothing pools.
Suran names come from the generic name pool and the suran name pool.
Sex is an extremely important element of Suran culture, and Surans will respond in a unique way to seduction attempts.
Orcs are an ethnic group native to the Orcish Khanate. They are slightly taller and much more muscular than the other human races of The Wanderer. They are rarely found far from their homeland, except when training foreign warriors or other similar purposes.
Orcs are the tallest and heaviest humans of the continent. They have white skin, square, wide jaws, relatively small, slanted eyes and slightly longer than usual noses (making their eyes more distant to their mouths than the average). Both males and females are very strong physically. Orcish woman have wide hips and average-sized breasts.
Orcs speak Orcish, with some of them, mostly in the younger generations, being able to speak Common with a strong Orcish accent.. They choose their hairstyles from the orcish hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the orcish facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the generic clothing pools and the orcish clothing pools.
Orcish names come from the generic name pool and the orcish name pool.
Azancans are an ethnic minority found through Akara's and Nivea's mountainous regions. They are a relatively short and sturdy ethnic group. They don't have sovereignty over any land on The Wanderer and live under the rule of the Median and Nivean Kingdoms.
Azancans generally have broad faces and square jaws. Their noses are wider and their eyes more slanted than those of the other ethnic groups on the continent. They have white skin, broad shoulders, stocky bodies and are slightly shorter than the average human. Women have large breasts and a curvy figure.
Azancans native language and accent varies with their regional origin. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the generic facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the generic clothing pools.
Azancan names come from the generic name pool and the azancan name pool.
Pigmeans are the native inhabitants of the swampy regions of Nivea. Their home country, the Republic of Pigmea, shares borders with the Nivean Kingdom, occupying the Nivean wetlands, that proven to be difficult to conquer during the militaristic period of Nivean history. Pigmeans most distinct feature is their body size, being a pygmy ethnic group.
Pigmeans have almost childish facial features, large almond eyes, freckles, full cheeks and narrow chins. Their average height during adulthood is that of a child relative to other ethnic groups, being much shorter than Azancans. They have slender bodies with little to no body hair. Female Pigmeans are generally flat-chested.
Pigmeans speak the Swamp Speech, a language related to ancient Aderphic and descended from a common root. They can speak Common with a Pigmean accent. They choose their hairstyles from the generic hairstyle pools and, when relevant, from the pigmean facial hair pools. Peasants choose their clothes from the pigmean clothing pools.
Pigmean names come from the generic name pool and the pigmean name pool.