The Human

Humans were created by all the Six Gods, they are a resourceful race which is very diverse – physically, culturally, religiously and politically different. Hardy or fine, light-skinned or dark, showy or austere, primitive or civilised, devout or impious, humans run the gamut.

Personality :
Humans are the most adaptable, flexible, and ambitious people among the common races. They are diverse in their tastes, morals, customs, and habits. Others accuse them of having little respect for history, but it’s only natural that humans, with their relatively short life spans and constantly changing cultures, would have a shorter collective memory than Sogen, Brutes, Tari, or Animal Races.

Physical Description :
Humans typically stand 5 feet to a little over 6 feet tall and weigh from 125 to 250 pounds, with men noticeably taller and heavier than women. Thanks to their penchant for migration and conquest, and to their short life spans, humans are more physically diverse than other common races. Their skin range from nearly black to very pale, their hair from black to blonde (curly, kinky or straight), and their facial hair (for men) from spare to thick. Plenty of Humans have a dash of nonhuman blood, and they may demonstrate hints of Sogen, Brute, or other lineages. Members of this race are often ostentatious or unorthodox in their grooming and dress, sporting unusual hair styles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, body piercings, and the like. Humans have short life spans, reaching adulthood at about 15 nd rarely living every a single century.

Relations :
Just as readily as they mix with each other, humans mix with members of other races, among which are known as “everyone’s second-best friends”. Humans serve as ambassadors, diplomats, magistrates, merchants and functionaries of all kinds.

Alignment :
Humans tend toward no particular alignment, not even neutrality. The best and the worst are found among them.

Human Lands :
Human lands are usually in flux, with new ideas, social changes, innovations, and new leaders constantly coming to the fore. Members of longer-lived races find human culture exciting but eventually a little wearying or even bewildering. Since humans lead such short lives, their leaders are all young compared to the political, religious and military leaders among the other races. Even where individual humans are conservative traditionalists, human institutions change with the generations, adapting and evolving faster than parallel institutions among the Sogen, Brutes, Tari and Animal Races. Individually and as a group, humans are adaptable opportunists, and they stay on top of changing political dynamics.
Human lands generally include relatively large numbers of nonhumans (compared, for instance, to the number of non-brutes who live in the brute lands).

Religion :
As it is that the six gods created the humans as recorded in ancient scripture, humans worship the six gods either individually or collectively as a group. Each have their own allegiances. Some humans are the most ardent and zealous adherents of a given religion, while others are the most impious people around.

Language :
Humans speak Common. They typically learn other languages as well, including obscure ones, and they are found of sprinkling their speech with words borrowed from other tongues: Brute curses, Sogen musical expressions and so on.

Names :
Human names vary greatly. Without a unifying deity to give them a touchstone for their culture, and with such a fast breeding cycle, humans mutate socially at a fast rate. Human culture, therefore is more diverse than other cultures, and no human names are truly typical. Some human parents give their children Brute or Sogen names (pronounced more or less correctly).

Adventures :
Human adventurers are the most audacious, daring, and ambitious members of an audacious, daring, and ambitious race. A human can earn glory in the eyes of her fellows by amassing power, wealth, and fame. Humans, more than other people, champion causes than territories or groups.


HUMAN RACIAL TRAITS
+2 to any one ability score of your choice.
Medium : As medium creatures, humans have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Human base land speed is 30 feet
1 extra feat at 1st level, because humans are quick to master specialised tasks and varied in their talents.
4 extra skill points at 1st level and 1 extra skill point at each additional level, since humans are versatile and capable. (The 4 skill points at 1st level are added as a bonus not multiplied. see chapter 4 skills in the PHB.)
Automatic Languages : Common. Bonus Languages : Any (other than secret languages, such as Druidic)
Favoured Class : Any


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