I’ve described the Merfolk and Avians in Gurutama in broad strokes. I’d like to talk about the humans next.
The humans in Gurutama are similar to humans in the real world.
Gurutama humans originated in one area and spread out from there, just like humans originated in Africa on Earth and spread out from there.
There are now several different human nations in Gurutama. Today, I’ll focus on Najar, the first nation and the origin point of the human race in Gurutama.
When we started the Dawn of Worlds game we had an idea for four different races each embodying one of the four elements.
Merfolk are water and Avians are air. Humans are fire and later I’ll talk about Dwarves which are the earth in the quartet.
Humans in their early stages were rather primitive. They had a tribal structure within the northern forests and had little if any development towards typical civilized culture. I’d compare early Gurutama humans to the people living in Germany and France before the Romans got involved.
The humans did not slowly develop civilization in Gurutama, but were gifted it rapidly when the Najar Volcano erupted.
The eruption of the volcano scorched the Najar Valley below it, but it also signaled a great and terrible event.
The demon prince, Navillus, came up out of hell through the volcano and began to influence the human people.
He named the Najar people as his mouthpiece and set them forth to rule all humans.
Most of the primitive humans converted willingly, but one tribe resisted.
Chieftan Bwolark Bwolo of the Bwarlor Skull-Dog Tribe fought against the demon worshipers.
The Skull-Dogs could not resist forever against the multitudes charged with the Black Prince’s power.
The Bwarlor people were forced to flee in boats for the islands in the Maw.
They set up colonies along the shore of the islands.
The Merfolk living by the islands saw the islands as theirs, even if they did not inhabit them.
Conflict between the Merfolk and the Bwarlor never escalated into war, but small skirmishes have taken place from the founding of the colonies on til today.
That’s probably enough information for one blog. There are still several more different human civilizations in Gurutama that I’ll describe in a later post.