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|+||The humans of the earth are divided into 5 major groups or races: the Northrons, the Westerlings, the Easterlings, the Southrons, and the Centrales (who have more recently become known as the Ardeans, after the capital of their great empire). Each of these groups had its own distinct language, but in the Gatavia area, the chaos of the last few centuries has spawned a new language called the Common Speech, which is a mixture of Ardean, Northron and Westerling. A speaker of the Common Speech can understand about half of what is said in these other three languages. The chief means of telling different races apart is by their hair. Northrons have blond hair, Westerlings red, Ardeans brown, Easterlings straight-black, and Southrons curly-black. Unlike some worlds skin tone is entirely based on climate, so a person who spends his life in the far north will be fair-skinned, but if he moves to the hot south, in a few years he will be dark skinned until such time he returns north. |
|+||Currently, there are few Southrons in the province. The city-state of Orchester is mostly Ardean in ancestry, except for a portion of the noble and soldiery class who are of Northron ancestry. The humans of the Kingdom of Portchester are about evenly divided between Northron, Ardean and Westerlings. The Caturiges tribe and their Savage cousins are traditional Westerlings in blood and culture. The Therkish nomads and most of the humans of Dengwur's empire are Easterlings. The trade-station of Cavano in the south east is also manned by Easterlings. It is common for Northron sea-raiders and merchants to appear along the seacoast and for bands of Northron and Easterling raiders to harass the eastern part of the province by land.|