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The Kindred of the City
Humans constitute the most populous race in the world. In and of themselves, humans are a diverse race, and among their kind are numerous ethnic groups. The major ethnic groups are Celanian, Medrean, Azanian, Islander, Tarrian, and Suddaean.

Human Warrior, by Carlos Diaz

Celanians include those peoples native to northern Celaphania, but they have migrated across the entire world and are found throughout Tarrona. They are distinguished by their pale skin, fair colored hair, and thick facial hair on men if that hair is left untrimmed. Medreans are found throughout the western Medrean region, including Glaven, and are very similar to Celanians, but have light olive-colored or light tan skin and light brown to black hair. Azanians are the people native to Azanian Jungle and the surrounding lands and have brown to dark tan skin, black hair, higher cheek bones, and a less pronounced nose than Celanians and Medreans. Islanders are similar to Medreans (likely being descended from them), but are often shorter in stature and leaner. Suddaeans are dark skinned (Canaths, in particular, are notably black) and have dark hair, and the men will generally grow significant beards unless the facial hair is trimmed. Tarrians have light, ruddy toned skin; hair color ranging from dark brown to red to golden blond; and eye color usually of blue, green, hazel, or brown.

Suddaeans (once called Urrians) and Tarrians are the only humans native to Tarrona, having been present in Tarrona since before the days of Eram-Ur. It should be noted that the word Tarrian is simply the Eldrien word for humans (from Tarriene, meaning “people of the country”), and most humans of Tarrona actually identify themselves as Tarronans or by their nation (such as Tilsha or Strigovian). Sometimes they identify as Antarian, after the great kingdom of Antaria that once dominated eastern and central Tarrona.

Other races sometimes refer to humans as “Sons of the City” or “Kindred of the City” because humans build great cities and have lived in heavily urbanized environments for thousands of years, which is something that many other races dislike.

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