The Dark Below the Moon
Humans get +2 to one ability score and they gain 1 bonus feat and 1 bonus skill point per level. They are medium creatures with normal movement speed.
- Cileans: Nomadic Sea folk living entirely on their fleet in The Sea of Cilea. They are upright and proper and maintain a stratified society that revolves around the nobility. Their shipwrights are famous for not using dry-docks, and instead constructing their crafts with the aid of magic and engineering. Their largest city-ships can hold over a thousand people. They are ruled by Her Majesty Queen Eliza, Third of Her Name.
- Bunalains: Mountainfolk with a strong oral lore, no written language and a strange affinity for arcane magic (sorcery mainly, with some warlocks). Dark skinned, though magic-users have pale green or yellow eyes. They live in the Bunala Highlands and jealously defend their territory. Outsiders rarely are allowed into their villages and few ever try.
- Karneans: Polytheistic culture different than normal realm ideology. They worship a variety of anthropomorphic spirits with animal characteristics. They believe the gods others worship are merely distorted versions of their "true" gods. Strong literary culture and vast library, but people think they are strange for their beliefs. They call their city Karne, City of Bells, which is somewhat amusing, given that Wahyrst claimed that title two thousand years earlier. Karneans will (wrongly) insist that theirs is the original, however.
- The Jade Empire: coastal Commerce kingdom with strong trade. Trades along the Jade coast from the edge of the Pikilla Jungle to the Kara Waste. They have several small cities, mainly along the edge of the Jade Jungle.
- Xenians: reavers along the Frosttooth Isles with undead integrated into society as honored members. These undead are uniquely sentient and not bound to a specific alignment. Their culture is similar to viking culture, but nearly a third of their population is Undead. Their unique bond with the undead is seen by some as evil, but this is not necessarily the case.
- Bahamites: Olive skinned, the paladins of Baham have a rigid code of honor and specialize in hunting the undead. They see the Xenians as heretics and any who dabble in necromancy are subject to their particular brand of justice.
- Rechari: Polite and civilized culture centered around ritualized cannibalism. They don't eat the unwilling nor outsiders, but they honor their dead through cannibalistic rites as well as ensure prosperity and fortune this way as well.
- Ilerens: Living on the coast of the Steaming Sea, natives of Ilere, City of Gardens have one of the highest standards of living in the world. They have formed an aristocracy built around two dozen noble houses. Their culture is both artistically and technologically advanced, and their mechanical engineering skills are legendary. They pioneered the invention of the steam engine and steam-powered marvels fill the vast metropolis.
- Ossindondians: culture based around competing god-kings (and queens) who each claim to embody their god more than the others and thus deserve to rule. Currently there are 5. Their berserkers are the most feared warriors in the world, and the few who leave the confines of the Sea of Bite are often employed as sell-swords, though many choose to explore the world and try to find worthy challenges for their indomitable spirit