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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.

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.

Lion

        Lion Shiaris are the most common of their kind, and where awaken from the mighty guardians of cities. They are less arrogant than their Dragon counterparts, but they still see themselves as superior to other races. They will often wear extravagant bracers and necklaces, made from bronze, copper or gold, as well as clothes made from silk.

        Lion Shiaris sometimes rise to power, but such events are rare, as Dragon Shiaris families are often wealthier, stronger and have more influence, making them hard to push away. 

        They are disciplined, strong willed, and often follow the teaching of their creator, becoming Monks or Samurais.