MEN, THE ("ARRIVED
In the 12th millenium b.S.
people hailing from the
Kanapan peninsula of
Northern Sarvonia settled
along the eastern banks of Southern
Sarvonia. They were
Glandorians and as such
adventurers, explorers, whalers,
pearl divers - and conquerers.
Those who stayed permanently in the region and continued to
explore Caelereth from there called
themselves the "Arrived Ones" (Av'ennors) and would mingle in the coming
millenia with people of the lands they occupied, mainly the Darian, the
ancestors of the Shendar, and the Thairans, the
people of the Shan'Thai area from the continent of Aeruillin. Wealth
and fame should become the most important aspects in the lives
of the Avennorians, and even the succession of the kings would be determined by wealth,
not on family ties. In the course of time they more and more developed into a
merchant folk, however, the scent of adventure always stayed with them. The
lands the Avennorians still live in represents today's
Manthrian province of
Santharia, and has become a rich and
healthy region of the kindgom.
After a somewhat shaded beginning, the
Caltharian Tribe is now one of the most defenceless tribes in
Santharia. Their humiliating defeat in
the Age of Awakening has since changed the tribe’s entire outlook on life.
Instead of concentrating on their swords, they now work with their hands,
creating amazing art works.
The Caltharians are skilled with
dying cloth. They export the cloth to other tribes. Various treaties have
capped their fighting skills, and they have no known talent when it comes to
magic. Caltharians are also quite skilled with woodwork and other
"hand craft" skills, of
which they also export to other tribes and races. It isn’t rare to see one
or several members from this tribe in markets about the
Santharian continent selling their
wares. [READ MORE]
Human tribe located in the northwestern region of
at the shores of the Dark Sea, adjacent to
and the Kyranian territories. The Centoraurians are without doubt the
most tameless tribe throughout the Sarvonian continent. The Centoraurians are
descendants of horsemen and shepards that found their homeland in the vast
grasslands of the region. The ideal for this
people is to ride free in the plains. It’s not random that the first
was created using a Centoraurian warrior and his horse (or at least so the
saying goes). [READ MORE]
The Erpheronians (ancient
form "Aerpheronians") are the pre-dominating and most
influential human tribe at the southern
continent. They represent a proud and elegant, but often
also interpreted as presumptuous kind of people, whose acts on the brink of
arrogance are reflected in the name "Proudmen", which
is used by other tribes to mark an Erpheronian's heritage. The initial name for
the ancient kingdom of Erpheronia probably derives from the legendary brothers
Aerth and Norpheron, princes and fierce warlords alike, who ruled with strong
hand over seperate parts of the then still very young kingdom around 2.200 b.S.
tribe of southern Sarvonia which came from the continent of
Nybelmar and finally settled at the
fertile regions around the Wind Bay, the mouth of the
and the current Santhala. The Eyelians always have been known as the beastmasters of
Sarvonia. This special art of
taming beasts has been practised by the tribe since
hundreds of years and also was interpreted as an indicator of power.
In the course of time the Eyelian Kingdom should form there, consisting of
three parts: Eyelia (Wolf Clan), Quia (Bear Clan), Yourth (Eagle Clan).
Common Santharian name to denote the inhabitants of the city of Milkengrad located in
the western part of
Sarvonia. The population of
Milkengrad is divided into seven parts or tribe-like divisions, the so-called Fratrae
(singular: Fratra), of which five are human. The
elves and the dwarves share the other two. The term "Helcrani"
represents all three races.
The Helcrani excel in many areas. Widespread is the belief among them that they
can do everything better than everybody, if they only want. They are scientists,
traders, sailors and artists and when abroad are often distinguished. However,
what made the Helcrani famous all over the
Sarvonian continent was their proficiency in warfare. The Helcrani master
every known weapon mounted or on foot.
tribe founded by Cyroan Thromgolin, an infantry lieutnant under the command of
Dietych during the fall of the legendary elven
kingdom Fá'áv'cál'âr, where all races
were united at the beginning of
time. Cyroan led his people to the
Lower Fores in
Southern Sarvonia, and settled near the Steppe of Kruswik, the Ilian Plateau and the Plains of Truoor,
forming the Kyranian Kingdom.
MEN, THE ("SAND PEOPLE")
Shendar are a
desert tribe living in the Rahaz-Dath
Desert, the remnants of the old
tribe that chose to remain in the desert instead of
settling down on the coast. The Shendar control all the secure paths
through the dunes and are thus able to survive under the
pressure of the trade kingdom of Stratania.
They are called
the Shendarions by foreigners.
Though there are several family clans as well which have slightly different
tradition, the Shendar can be divided generally in those who live in the
north-western part of the Rahaz-Dath, from
Uderza down to
Thalamabath and the south-eastern part
of the tribe people who herd their animals from as far south as
Strata up to the
Narfost Plain. Due to their
different main income source they are sometimes referred to as the clay people
and the salt people. However it is to stress, that the features which they have
in common outnumber the ones by which they are divided by far, so they have f.e.
one representative for the "outside"
world, their leader called the "hrul Zhaeón".
The women of the Serphelorian tribe are legendary throughout
the lands of Santharia: taller than the tallest man, these women are said to
be beautiful but fierce and warlike, and regularly kidnap men to “have their
way with them”. While it is true that the Serphelorians are the tallest
tribe in Santharia and their features
rather striking, the alehouse stories tend to exaggerate rather on the rest.
The Serphelorians live mostly in central
Santharia. They are matriarchal and their army, mostly composed of
women, is among the best trained in
Santharia. Blue tattooing is common among these women, which only adds
to their exotic reputation. Far from being viciously warlike, however, the
Serphelorians are not a greedy or acquisitive tribe. They have an ingrained
code of honour known as "katmoh", which calls them to use their strength to
defend the weak in any situation. This has allowed them to build friendships
with many races who would usually tend to distrust
The Serphelorians are a modern incarnation of a very ancient people. They
arose from their precursors the
Sophronians in the year 8066 b.S., under the leadership of the Jakat (a
title more or less equivalent to "Queen") Quesvath. The
Sophronians had a strong oral
history, and the more formal scholarship which is now prized among their
descendents the Serphelorians means that this tribe's history can be traced
all the way back to the Mynians
MEN, THE ("MISFITS")
Also called the
"Misfit Tribe". Ancient tribe of
matriarchal human barbarians, a folk
experienced in battle, who came from Northern Sarvonia to finally settle near
the region of the Zeiphyr where finally the Serphelorian kingdom formed with
Sophronia as its capital. During the wandering years the
Sophronians lived a nomadic form of life. They lived in Yurits-skin
covered tents and mostly ate
mutton, wild game, and goats.
The Sophronians were a matriarchal oriented tribe, where
political decisions as well as leading war was reserved to women only. Their
motto was: "We fight for those who cannot fight for themselves."
The Stratanian Tribe once formed the ancient Kingdom of
Stratania. The tribe of the Stratanians is of
origin nomadic. They were initially called the
Moving from oasis to oasis they lived in the whole desert
region of the gigantic southern peninsula
of the Sarvonian continent. It must have been
about two or three millennia b.S.
Shendar people started to settle down in small,
permanent communities which finally developed to the
The nomads on the other hand held their own name:
the "Shendar" or
"Shendarions". Since its founding in 758 b.S. Stratania had always
identified with its large desert, the Rahaz-Dath located
at the very south of the southern Sarvonian continent. The region where the
Kingdom of Stratania was located currently represents the
province of Truban.