Pantheon of Heroes
Races and Languages
The majority of the Allerian world is human, with few elves and therefore half elves mixed in. There are nomadic Nashkani (Kaan) elves, but also some city dwelling elves and MANY half elves to various degrees of elvish blood.
Halflings are smaller and rare, but almost singularly Nashkani. They prefer life on the road and open sky, detesting cities far stronger than their elven kaan kin.
Kaan means lost, and Nashkani means lost ones. If the Nashkani are lost, then the dwarves of old are vanished. Long ago they shut themselves into their mountains and haven’t been seen since.
Goblins live in the territories to the south of Alleria where settlements are being built, and often cause trouble with townships or farmsteads. For the most part, free companies like The Knights of the Silver Star are more than enough to keep them at bay, but other adventurers are often called in to root out their lairs when they inhabit ancient Allerian dwellings.
Orcs are common in the forests of Alleria, discliplined and deeply spiritual. They have a longstanding warring feud with the Kaan, but the Allerian people have recently formed an alliance with them, though many consider it more of a truce than an alliance. More dangerous things guard the deep parts of Alleria, and this danger of this common foe has led to a deeper partnership. The orc tribes are not united, protected only by their strength and great discipline.
Most humans speak Jiani or Allerian, depending on their heritage.
Nashkani is loosely similar to high Allerian, with little of the Jiani language mixed in as has happened over the last 300 years.
Moklor was the name of the Orc scholar who brought writing to the orcs from Allerian colleges a hundred years ago, and the language that the tribes now use is named for their great hero.