Large to muscular to stout.
Pale reddish to golden.
Mostly brown or black but any colour or tint have been seen.
Any but yellow.
25 Settled at Ljostari
100 Founded the Vularian Empire
1879 Waged war on Ljostari Alfar
7286 Mt. Vula erupts
1 SA Their empire collapsed
“3rd born Wanderers, yet they surpassed all other Human as Alchemist and Mana Manipulator. Rivalled only by Ljost Alfar, with whom they eventually waged war and were defeated. Which brought the triple wrath of Boriac, Gods, and Vornir alike upon them. Resulting in their downfall and the sinking of Ljostari.”
According to Kanziganthir, the lore of the old from down beyond The Rim stated that they were born after the rise of the Jomzaar. They surpassed both them and Rimzir in skills and use of Magic. Their legend said that they advanced rapidly due to their proximity to the god ‘Theseus’—a bull-horned god.
Claimed to be the first humans who walked across The Rim before the War of the Gods which closed the passages. Here they settled at a great Isle alongside the Ljost Alfar and built the Vularian Empire, which sank beneath the ocean when Mt. Vula erupted.
Their lifespan is said to have once been more than a thousand years, but it has declined through generations. Yet it is still greater than that of other humans. They are capable of feats of greatness, and many have gained respect from leaders and champions of most races.
As some say, they are master craftsmen. For example, F.F. Jaeger invented both the lanterns and wicks now used in the lighthouses throughout The Realm.
I once was so lucky to attend one of their rare grand meetings of stewards, where I heard an odd tale about the days of old, where they came from somewhere else before passing back, following their master as ‘He’ fled south from some mighty divine pursuers.
Afterwards, when I tied to pry deeper, even with my most elaborate ‘tweaks’, I gained nothing but brief phrases as heard earlier. But I suspect they might come from Outlands.
I admit, I’m pleased they threw themselves into fighting off The Great Invasion at last. But I honestly think they could have acted swifter. Oh well, I assume they were trying to figure out if the situation somehow would enable them to enter Mt. Vula. But when they did enter the fray, oh man, what fighters they are.
Especially one episode stands out to me. I was fighting a mob of Pigryn. and out of nowhere stomps this gargantuan Mammutan. As I see it charge in, I hear a large yell, “DUCK YER’ HAT GOLDY,” and I luckily did kneel. So, with a large swoosh, an anvil flew over my head and landed smack in the face of the stampeding monster. Knocking it stone cold and toppling dead into my foes. That was my first meeting with F.F. Jaeger.
They are either powerful individuals of study or crafting living isolated, or they are tied together in communities with a strict social order. Often with several rivalling families forming the core of the various cultures, mainly in shore-lands where they can see the distant fogs covering the now unreachable Mt. Vula, East Fjella, Markeoy, Midgard, and some also live in Darin.
With their former royal line broken, they now have a steward as the leader of each community. Among these, they elect a lifetime chief steward, having the final say in all Vular matters. They have no central court as such but frequently visit each other’s towns, cities, guild houses, strongholds, etc., so they uphold some sort of earlier court behaviour. Many also frequent the courts of other humans and other Races, and thus several know languages such as .
As each settlement has standing guard training as if it were military, they can quickly gather hard-hitting, well-trained, equipped, and exceptionally disciplined warriors. Members are generally male, enlisted for a 7-year period in their early twenties, and taught both weapon usage, medical skills, and tactics. Thus, they are formidable in war and, if not outnumbered, will punch a dent or hole through any opponent. They are also easily recognized by each other on the battlefield, as they proudly don uniforms and heraldry unique to settlements and families. Their colours and arrogant approach to displaying their force before entering battle are generally a way to determine if Jomzaar or Vular are appearing on the horizon.
They rely on death for foes before melee contact and therefore use quite a lot of missiles, pikes, and heavy cavalry. But also heavily armoured and hard-hitting infantry, long-range war machines, and, to some extent, mercenaries who bleed willingly for gold.
Skjald El Mary
They have no specific allegiance to any of the gods and shift between them as they see fit. Mostly, they do so to benefit them in their daily workings or their grand schemes. They are proud and most often act rashly or impatiently towards other races and lesser men. They dislike the Jomzaar.
Last Updated on 2024-02-10 by IoM-Christian