People of the
These are considered the original peoples of eastern Oerik. This is
where the term Flanaess has come from. This group of people were originally
nomads with probably no permanent cities. They were scattered throughout
the Flanaess by the Suel and Oeridians a thousand years ago. Most Flanne
are bronze in skin tone and have dark wavy or curly hair. Their complexions
can be from a lighter coppery color to deep brown and their hair is usually
black but also can be dark brown or brown.
Nations and states that identify with Flan heritage are the Duchy of Tenh
(which claim to be pure Flan and immensely proud of that fact), Geoff, Sterich,
Rovers of the Barrens, Stonehold, and the Theocracy of the Pale. The
early Flannae were peaceful nomads and travelled the land seasonally. They
lived off the land and held nature in high regard. Today some of the
pureblooded Flanne show many characteristics of their ancestors. They
prefer the open outdoors to cities and tend to have habits such as planting
a tree next to the door of their home. If that tree should die or fall
sick it could mean the family should move or some sort of evil influence
When the Oeridians came to the Flanaess from the west they eventually took
what is now Furyondy, Perrenland, the Shield Lands, the Great Kingdom of
North Aerdy, the United Kingdom of Ahlissa, Onnwal and Sunndi. They
are harder to distinguish from other races since their skin ranges from tan
to olive and hair from honey-blonde to black. Brown and auburn are
the most commonly seen colors of hair and their eyes can be of every known
color, but mostly brown or gray. What makes the Oeridians notable is their
choice of clothing. They like things such as plaid and checks and such.
The Oeridians were fierce warriors and conquerors by nature. They tend
to take charge and follow orders even willing to sacrifice everything for
the cause they are currently involved in. They put much emphasis on
combat and are always striving to better tactics by improving weapons and
armor as well as inventing new types of arms, magical armor and magical combat
The Rhennee are a group of people that supposedly aren't even native to Oerth.
They may have come to the land from another plane although they cannot
remember what it was like only that it was vastly different than the Flanaess
in a place called Rhop. At first they could be taken as Oeridians since
they have much of the same physical appearance with tan to olive skin and
black to dark brown hair. Their eyes are usually brown, gray or hazel.
They are a small built people, males rarely averaging above 5'6", but
They live on the waterways mostly with whole clans of families living on
barges. They tend make their living by transporting goods and people.
The head of a family is a matriarch, but all other women are looked
at a bit lower. The matriarch is usually a fortune teller and predictor
of weather. There is no formal marriage in Rhennee society so
men usually have many wives. The men tend to be proud and aggressive
to a non-Rhennee male that would look favorably toward one of his women.
Very rarely do Rhennee mix outside of their race.
The customs they keep tend to be a bit strange to outsiders and the Rhennee
don't seem to mind. They tend to walk more along the lines of neutrality
than to any good or evil, but recently some have taken up with evil cults
such as Vecna and Iuz.
No one knows what the ancient homeland of the Suel was like. It was
destroyed by the Rain of Colorless Fire turning it into the desert called
the Sea of Dust. They say there is treasure of the ancient cities of
the Suel there, but the climate is not very nice.
These are the fairest skinned of all the races of the Flanaess, almost being
albino. Their eyes can be from pale blue and violet through deep blue
and sometimes gray. Their hair ranges in the strawberry blondes, yellows
and platinum. The barbarians to the north, Ice, Frost and Snow are
examples of perfect Suel blood. They are also located in the Duchy
of Urnst, islands off the coast of the Flannaess, and the Scarlet Brotherhood
on the Tilvanot Peninsula.
The Suel have strong family ties as well as a strong bond for ancestral heritage.
They are short tempered and opinionated to the point that there is
a popular saying the Flanaess that says, "when all the Suloise have left
the table," meaning nothing will get accomplished until everyone has an opened
mind with the matter at hand.
They tend to be very dexterious and most tend toward magic. The Suel
have a long line of wizardry and production of powerful magic finally producing
the Invoked Devastation that destroyed the Baklunish Empire from the Suel
The Baklunish people are mostly the northwestern regions of the Flanaess
in Zeif, Ull, Ekbir and the Tiger Nomads. Their skin is golden and
their eyes are most commonly green or gray-green with gray and hazel less
frequent. They are split into two major groups. Nomadic heardsmen
and farmers and traders. Somewhat like the Suel, the Baklunish tend
toward magic as well. They are known for inventing new elemental spells.
Their reputation for magic is due to the Rain of Colorless Fire that
the Baklunish loosed upon the Suel Imperium a millennium ago.
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