Tribeless

The Tribeless are some of the most widely spread of the races of men, living in the south of the Inner Kingdoms, in large settlements around the old Irian Empire, and even making up the landsmen population of Ahlonia Isle and the Fringe. The first tribeless were directly descended from the Irians who left their empire in the early years of landsman settlement on Allornus. It has long been the habit of the Iri to wander, ranging far into foreign lands and settling there, but it has also been their way to isolate themselves and to return to their ancestral empire to rekindle their ties to their home every few generations. Those that chose not to however slowly ceased to be Irian, losing touch with their people, their ways. even their language. Since then however landsman cultures have met, intermingled and formed pockets of blood and culture that separate them from the old tribes and tribeless has come to mean any mongrel offspring from the children of the paragons, now generations deep in their own tradition.

Names

Tribeless (Iria), Kelorns (Other Landsmen), Ahlonians (Ahlonia, Ralstaa and Iria), Half-Men (Beastmen)

Potency


Visage

The tribeless are simply men of mixed or debased blood, and so their appearance will vary wildly from place to place, almost as wildly as their cultures. However a few groups do stand out are subraces and while they may prove distinct in appearance only and a member of any of these groups might prove wildly divergent from their fellows, or even their relatives, still they can generally be identified by these broad distinctions.

Kelorns, also known as Saldanians who are found on the shores of the Inner Sea, in the domains of Saldania and even in the Kelorn Districts of Haedrasia are the most numerous and most mongrel of the tribeless, being the product of the mixing of Malorn, Haedrasian and Irian blood. They can vary in stature and build to the extremes of landsmen form, and tend toward olive skin and dark brown hair and eyes.

The Harumen of the Imperatry Plains are Haedrasians who have mixed their blood with Kelorns, Ghans or Irians. Whatever their impurity they remain predominantly Haedrasian in appearance, though their mixed heritage is seldom subtle. Shorter than their Haedrasian ancestors, and not quite so lean they tend toward warm black hair, brown or hazel eyes and caramel skin tones.

Estermen hail from the shores of the Bair of Suriene and the Khoper Coast, and are predominantly a mix of Irian and Haedrasian. Estermen are usually lean, sometimes even rangy, and have cold-hued black hair, golden skin and narrow jaws.

The Arumen of the lands around the Broken Kingdom are closest to their Irian forebears in blood and visage, though their build tends toward the middle range. Their skin tends to be of the pale shade of the Iri, with a tendency towards ruddier shades on the forearms, face and other exposed parts of the body. Their hair ranges from a light chestnut to dark brown, near black, with rare individuals having the darker Irian blue-black.

Ahlonians are the result of Irian and Ralstaan blood mingling in near equal measure, and the meeting is apparent from their culture to their appearance. They tend toward favouring the shorter Ralstaans in height and medium in build though they are seldom lean, ranging between doughy and beefy. Their hair can be of near any hue between pale blond and jet black, and their eyes might equally be of almost any shade, though the violets and ambers of the Ralstaans are rare.

Fringemen are near unknown to the rest of the world and remain an anomaly, but those Drak scholars who have bothered to draw conclusions have put them down to religious extremists driven out of their home joined by Malorn outcasts migrating some time around the great divide. Pale ruddy skinned and freckled, of unremarkable build and tending towards light brown or red hair the Malorn influence is clear.

Aetherial

Having divided themselves from their tribe the tribeless landsmen have no craft of their own, and over a few of a great many generations they have lost the quirks that set make their ancestors unique, leaving them without any aspect remarkable in comparison to those of other landsmen. However this has made them some of the most diverse of their race, and different languages, cultures, religions and societies have flourished freely amongst the tribeless. The Iri have especially spread further than any other landsmen tribe, and wherever they have gone some of their number have chosen to become tribeless, and have hungrily adopted the ways of those cultures that surround them for their own betterment, adopting cultures of men, myr and even authoring societies all their own.

Craft


Cunning

The landsmen of the tribeless are often influenced by their myr neighbours, or by the societies of the greater tribes. Many have consciously defied their heritage, and often their histories are marked by schisms with their original cultures. Few really excel in any field but most lead lives of a steady, reliable nature. They have become a pragmatic and independent people, given to adapting to new cultures and new ways and adopting them zealously. They tend to hold their leaders in lower regard than the landsmen with tribes might and seldom aspire to great empires or sweeping conquest, looking upon other races of men as self-aggrandizing and pompous.

Social

Tribeless do vary in their appearance and mindset, but it is their society that shows seemingly endless variation. Each tiny nation plays host to its own culture, its own customs and its own traditions. Whilst all Ahlonians might share common beliefs and a common history, and most Harumen share the culture of their Haedrasian ancestors (albeit as subject people) Kelorns and Estermen vary in every tiny independent nation, sometimes even within them, and the Arumen are gradually following along that path.

Languages

The tribeless have no consistent language of their own. In the lands around the Inner Sea they're as likely to be native Bosk speakers as Kelorn, while to the south and long the Haedrasian border they mix in a smattering of Low Haedrasian into their speech, and tend to have enough of each to get by. Within Iria and Haedrasia of course, the tribeless adhere to the native landsman language. Even Trade Tongue in Ahlonia is largely derived from Irian, with smatterings of Ralstaan, and Talthakee, making for an unexpectedly plain sounding tongue. Like their culture, the tribeless can't really lay claim to anything as their own, and tend to borrow from whatever is most prevalent around them.

Statistics


Talents
no modifiers
Unique Abilities
none
Ageing
Infant 0-3 years -5 to all Talents except Lucky
Child 4-11 years -3 to all Talents except Lucky
Adolescent 12-16 years -1 to Tough, Clever and Knowledgeable
Adult 17-39 years none
Middle-aged 40-59 years -1 to Fast, Hale and Strong
Old 60-69 years -2 to all Physical Talents, -1 to Knowledgeable
Venerable 70+ years -3 to all Physical Talents, -2 to all Mental Talents
Basics Variables
Morphology Bipedal Height 5'7" + Size' + 1d3' - 1d3'
Diet Omnivorous Weight 165lbs + (Sizelbs x5) + (Brawnlbs x3) + 1d10lbs - 1d10lbs
Cycle Diurnal Gender standard
Prime Sense Vision