Shiaris

The origins of the Shiaris are mysterious. The legend says that they where once mighty guardians made of stone, protecting the entrance of temples and cities. One day, their stone body was turned to flesh by Jianshin, the god of honor and pride. Living in the Eastern part of Arkelon, they follow a strict monarchy, based on power and dynasties. Members of a dethroned family will often be executed, to prevent them from rising to power again. They have a lot of affinities with arcane magic, and follow a strict training from a very young age.

Shiaris have a tendency to use force and intimidation to crush their enemies morale, or to force other races on their knees. They are quite fond of warfare, and will often attempt to conquer other territories. Jaanvaris and Kanjans often attempt to overthrow their Shiaris overlords to no avail, as their armed force is stronger and very organized. The homeland of the Shiaris is one of the richest countries, being filled with rare and precious materials such as gold, silver, diamonds and other precious stones, as well as many advanced technologies.

There are currently 3 Shiaris families fighting for control over the Kanjai territory: Chihada, Katashin and Honehifu, all of them being Dragon Shiaris.

 

Heritages

Boar

Boar Shiaris are often seen in temples and churches,

preaching the ways of Jianshin, or as priests of other

divinities. Having a more calm demeanor than their

counterparts, they still see themselves as superior and

important.

Awaken from churches guardians, they feel compelled to

follow religious paths, often becoming priests. While they

are more humble and calm than the Dragons or Lions,

their families are still large and powerful at times, but very

few actually ascend to authority position or leadership in

a dynasty. While other Shiaris tend to believe it is

because of their “weak” stance on war, or because of

their compassion, it is mostly because the Boar

Shiaris see no interest in leading in a monarchy always

threatened by revolts, and by their rivals in the world.

 

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