The Vansharis are a race of evolved, anthropomorphic animals roaming the lands of Arkelon. They are related closely to the Jaanvaris, who are, relatively speaking, their “cousins''. However, the Vansharis have created a completely different society, and are notably closer to the Skarvalds Humans instead in terms of culture. The Vansharis are mostly living in the Northern parts of the continents, even though some decide to leave their territories and explore the world south. Most of them are sedentary, but some tribes can be seen as nomads, mostly bands of hunters and trackers who need to move with their prey.
The Vansharis as a whole are all very superstitious and spiritual, leading them to be afraid of the angry spirits living in the North. Most of them also turn to shamanic practices, or wear talismans to protect themselves against it.
The Vansharis have concerns regarding technology that could potentially destroy the environment, but still make use of “green” alternatives to improve their quality of life.
The Vaanshar-Hira are one of the five types of Vansharis roaming the lands of Arkelon, particularly
in the Northern continents. They are a subspecies of evolved, anthropomorphic animals that closely resemble various types of northern whales.
Like other Vansharis, they can be prone to superstitions and are deeply spiritual. The Vaanshar-Hvel are renowned Shamans, and a lot of them travel from tribes to tribes to help other members of their race, and, sometimes, adventurers. They are known to dispense their wisdom all-across the North.
The Vaanshar-Hvel are excellent swimmers, and enjoy spending a lot of time in the water of any kind. Some of their kind also enjoy talking with other races, and as such, they often act as emissary for their race as a whole.