Although humans are very common, the Jaanvaris are amongst the most varied, along with the Dragonkins. Less adaptable than humans, but very different in their looks, the Jaanvaris are a varied bunch, evolved from some of the many beasts that once wandered Arkelon.
Most Jaanvaris decided to settle in the same large city of Jaanvar, helping each other with their varied abilities. Those living in other cities are mostly seen in the southern part of the world, where the climate is more mild. They are rarely at war with other races, preferring peace and calm, but are often forced to take arms when their country's in danger.
From canines, to avians, to reptilians, Jaanvaris have many forms and shapes. They worship the elemental spirits and the "Speakers", which are envoys of the god of nature. Their rites include a lot of colors and celebrations, with a whole week dedicated to the spirits. Jaanvaris often wear lots of large colorful clothing, as well as a lot of jewelry. Their race often identify themselves by using the name of their city, followed by their type. Those who left Jaanvar will only identify themselves as Jaanvaris.
The Jaanvar-Kob have snake-like traits, are of
average height compared to other humanoids, and
typically have orange or yellow irises. Their skin
color can vary a lot, with a range of brown,
red, green, blue or black, sometimes with
patterns, stripes or spots.
They can be more shrewd and intimidating than most,
usually able to decipher lies better than their other
counterparts. Because of this, a large number of
them work in the government offices or force
enforcement. Others prefer to toe the line between
law and chaos, becoming craftsmen of poisons
and other alchemical things. The Jaanvar-Kob are
renowned all around for the quality of their poisons, some
paying a hefty sum to get their hands on a single vial from
the best masters in the lands.