If you know your Latin roots then you can already guess what type of people the Rana of Gurutama are.
Rana is Spanish for frog and the Rana are frog people.
The Rana live in and around Tonsil Lake and joined the Hykman League.
The Rana are pacifists, but they recognize that the violence that threatens the world can often only be countered by violence.
In order to meet violent threats without direct intervention, the Rana have a tradition of forging amazing swords and other weapons.
Chances are that if an adventurer finds a magic sword it was made by a Rana and gifted to a hero in the past to bring light in dark times.
The Rana are also accomplished artists and doctors.
A Rana organization called the Monks of the Gossamer Waves functions like the Red Cross in Gurutama. They provide aid to whomever requires it.
Because of their amphibian biology and passive nature it is rare to see a Rana far from Tonsil Lake or the Hykman cities surrounding it.
Rana that travel far afield are either Monks on missions or outcasts due to their rejection of the Rana’s pacifist culture.
Because the Rana do not often leave their home country they have had little influence on world affairs as a whole.
However, within the Hykman League the Rana are always involved in the betterment of all people, big or small, rich or poor.
Recent events in the Hykman League have caused some Rana to act against the Hykman government. This is due to a resurgence of Navillus worship in the Hykmans.
But more on all that in the forthcoming timeline posts!