Tell me about the origin of humans in your setting, /tg/.
Same as in real life.
>>47856948We go with the magic clay man story.
>>47856948Creator uplifted them from apes, together with some other races
I'm about to rethink the origins of all my fantasy races in a way that all were created for a specific purpose.Except humans. They were a mistake.
>>47857072Why were they allowed to continue then?
They're the children of dragons and beastfolk, more specifically Catfolk.
>>47857125Something I have to work out. It's just a basic idea at the moment. Maybe I should take inspiration by Aule. I see that I used the word "mistake", but "accident" would have been better.
>>47856964>>47856974You don't see often that two first answers are the same.
There was a time when the dwarves and the elves made peace, and arranged marriages to seal this peace. Soon, to both races' surprise, the marriages produced offspring. The resulting abominations were abhorrent to both races, and each blamed the other. They ordered a purge of these creatures, and a return to war.However, some of the elven mothers could not bear to kill their own children, even if they reminded them of the hateful pact their elders arraigned, so they abandoned the hybrids in the wilderness.The humans, as they came to call themselves, believe that they were placed on the earth by the gods. The elves and dwarves, for their part, refuse to discuss it.
>>47856948Descended from the same precursor race as dwarves, elves, and halflings.
Originally there were six races, but eventually the elves fucked everything up with a magic ritual that created the dark elf race. The number seven has some nasty implications related to the apocalypse, so the gods got to work on putting another race in the world and after a few hundred years created humans. They started showing up all around the world with no history or explanation. Some people thought they were another new offshoot of elves, some thought they were the near mythical dwarves that disappeared long ago, and some thought they were a type of monster trying to trick their way onto society so they could attack when it's not expected. Over time all of these were proven false, they weren't present in the magical realms where the elves lived, the dwarves began to return, and they quickly showed that they were too smart to be monsters. All that was clear is that they were Humanoid, an old dwarf word that means people and is characterized by being sapient and able to reproduce with the other civilized races. Soon shortened to Humans. The humans still weren't trusted because of their mysterious origins and dark elves leaving people soured on the idea of new races, so they were driven from the easily inhabitable lands already claimed by the older races and into the more dangerous areas, rife with monsters and chances for adventure. Through their god-given ingenuity they were able to survive in the lands that were now theirs, and as more humans were forced into these no-man's-lands eventually each settlement developed its own uniquely human culture. In that same time the resources in other lands began to run dry, and it came to light that the largest human-claimed land has seemingly endless supplies of everything from metals and coal to fertile farmland, if you can survive the native beasts and environment itself long enough to take what you need. Others began travelling to this land of opportunity, filled with thriving cities and humans rich off of their land.
they were the gods' second attempt at making life, first were the dwarves who were created by granting souls to stone or metal, this made them cold and dispassionate. Humans were made by granting souls to the beasts, they have greater chance of corruption due to retaining parts of their animal nature but have the advantage of passion and ambition.
>>47856948The come from the Northwest. That's it. It's not like the technology to trace back their genetic ancestry exists yet.
In the before time, the dragons manifested from magic and the giants pulled themselves forth from the world's bones. Fish learned to crawl and became apes, and many things born of muck began to crawl.The aboleths, first of all things, uplifted the pink things and granted them minds.Eventually humans gave rise to gods and splintered into half a dozen different races. Gods being what they are, they propagandized new, "divinely revealed" histories through their priests to erase the true history and boost humanity-fuck-yeah. Eventually arcane magic matured, and fringe scholars discover the truth and become unbalanced heretics or go insane Lovecraft style.Joke's on the gods, because eventually humanity will become transhumanity aka illithids and turn history into a closed temporal loop.
>>47856948They were one of the slave-races of an ancient planehopping empire. Humans have no idea where they originate from or why, because their now-deceased masters never bothered keeping records of something to paltry.
>>47856948The demi-god Ancients revolted against the older gods, so the gods tore them to pieces. Literally.Some of the leftovers became humans, somebecame the other races. This stopped the direct lineage of the gods and put an end to the constant father-son wars of the gods.
>>47856948Born from the Mother Earth and an truely ancient, long dead, Solar God.Many others have claimed differently but this is the objective truth.Our father never knew us, never even knew we could arise from his coupling.Our mother loves us dearly and indiscriminately.We could save her ecosystems and preserve her and she'd love us for careing for her.We could abuse the planet till it was a dead hive world with a horrifically toxic atmosphere and she'd love how readily we utilise what she has provided for us.We could strip mine her into non-existance before heading off into the stars like a plague of locusts and she'd love how independent we have become.
>>47856964Adam and Eve?
Humans in my setting have... conflicting origins.Basically elves, dwarves, halflings and orcs have been around about as long as them (except Elves potentially but they're a bit suspect too) but the main idea is that all races (including humans) essentially worshipped primal spirits. Spirits of nature, the elements, etc until Humans somehow uncovered Divine Magic.Humans essentially founded all the major religions in the world and made all the other races accept their stories into their own theologies (and blended some of the races other stories there). Those who invoke Primal Magic still are considered primitives by society and it's believed a portion of humanity refused to worship the gods and these humans eventually went off to become The Shifters.
Made by elves on the moon to be their army. Elves got scared they'd rebel, sent them to earth on a goose chase.
>>47856948A long time ago a cataclysmic war was fought among the Trolls and the other Elder Races. It left their race shattered and divided in little inbred pockets. After some time one of these pockets developed into Humans, whose new gods and aptitude with magic helped them conquer the land
Descendants of wizard-astronauts and their servants.They claim that their forefathers created all the other races, to provide cheap labor or to colonize extreme environments.
>>47858262>Humans in my setting have... conflicting origins.
As the sleeping seers (who tell us that time is circular, and dream backwards of the future) tell us, the god Rokki awoke one morning in the void. The first thing that Rokki thought was that she was cold. The second thing Rokki thought was that she was terribly, terribly hungry. In that time everything was cold and dark, even for the gods, and Rokki walked for a hundred million years looking for some firewood. Rokki could not see in the gloom so she felt her way along with her hands and feet. Eventually Rokki came to a strange chamber where she could feel dry roots sticking out from the muddy roof. This had all taken so long that Rokki's eyes had turned to ice, and her hands were frozen solid, and there was no breath in her body, and her stomach was growling so fiercely that it echoed a deep roar all across the cosmos, but with her frozen dead hands she grabbed the roots and pulled them from the roof. Rokki got a fire going and rubbed her hands together while the ice melted from her body and her eyes thawed out. When she could see it again, Rokki noticed that the chamber she was in was much bigger than she had imagined - she had walked all the way to the end of the universe, and the chamber encompassed everything she had ever known. She saw that where the roots had been tiny pinpricks of light now pierced through the roof from some realm beyond. This was a bad thing, for the light from that realm had never been intended to cross into ours, and the small lights woke many sleeping gods who were angry too, but that is a story for another time.
>>47858572Having a fire and no longer feeling so cold - but still feeling terribly, terribly hungry - Rokki began to look for some food. She could see now, and she walked with a stooped back shading her eyes from the lights above and looking at the ground. After a few hundred million years of searching Rokki came across a blue egg, almost too big for her to clasp her hands around, which she thought looked delicious. Rokki staggered back to her fire carrying the egg and began to cook it. Rokki was a greedy sort, and especially loved eating the yolks of eggs, and as soon as she thought the egg was cooked she stuffed the yolk in her mouth and tried to swallow it down. But it was too hot! The yolk of the egg burned with a strange heat, hotter even than the fire she had cooked it on, and it scorched Rokki's throat. She spat it out and it flew to the roof of the chamber where it stuck and gave off a fierce heat and radiance. Rokki stamped on the rest of the egg in a tantrum and began to look for more food.A few more hundreds of millions of years passed before Rokki came across a round piece of stale bread on the floor. This did not excite Rokki as the egg had, but the growling her stomach was now loud enough to shake the very foundations of the universe, and she felt that beggars could not be choosers. Rokki bit into the bread but found it was far too hard and stale for her teeth, and she cut her mouth, and gave out a great wail almost as loud as her rumbling stomach, and spat the blood and bread to the roof of the chamber, too. They stuck and formed two circles - one white and one red - on either side of the blazing yolk.
>>47856948Humans and Elves were once the pet races to an ancient race of parasitic lichen that could take over the bodies of the varied early races, but not the aforementioned two. They were kept around for novelty's sake, but when Elves turned out to be too much to handle, the ancients decided to just dump them all in a forest somewhere. The humans remained as comfortable pets until sudden global cooling killed off all the ancients. Their cities are re-purposed ancient ones, which they've MacGyvered to their own ends. Neither race has much knowledge of the ancients, but the Elves believe that they were the 'chosen people' that were delivered to the forest nation that they now live in. Of course, it's kind of the opposite.Dwarves and Orcs are both descended from a servitor race that split after the ancients died.
>>47858595Rokki now had a terrible tantrum, and stamped her feet and whirled her arms around her head, and broke all the bones in her body in the frustrations of her hunger. When she had recovered from the pain after another hundred million years, Rokki thought, "Well, if I cannot find food to eat I will have to make some." She picked up some of the mud from the ground and some of the fire she had made and sculpted together a beast. Immediately she fell upon it and crushed it between her teeth and devoured it. Rokki was now so ravenous that one beast was not nearly enough to quench her appetite, and so she created more. Rokki worked her hands furiously to create millions of beasts one after the other. At this point nothing mattered to Rokki but her terrible hunger and her beasts were malformed, of many shapes and sizes, but still she fell upon them and ate them almost as soon as they had been sculpted. But while her mouth was full with beasts to eat Rokki's hands continued to work, and so some beasts escaped from her maw and fled away. After gorging herself for several hundred million years on beasts Rokki realised two things: she had used up all of her fire, and she was still hungry.
>>47858619Rokki's felt the tremors of her churning, hungry belly starting again and she wailed and almost destroyed herself in despair. She flopped and raised up her hands ready to cave in her own skull, but paused a moment as she came to an understanding: her own appetite had been growing now for hundreds and hundreds of millions of years and had grown so large it could not possibly be satisfied, no matter how much she ate. Rokki knew that she could only end her hunger by reducing her appetite, so she cut herself into a hundred million pieces each of which became a tiny person in the form of Rokki and each of which had a tiny piece of her terrible hunger. These tiny people spread out over the universe and chased down Rokki's beasts under the light of the yolk and the blood and the bread and the holes where the roots had been, and met the other gods and stranger things still, too. Thus did humans come into the world.
>>47856948In the beginning there was Amaya and Secunda. Amaya, the mother goddess of creation and Secunda, the father god of destruction Amaya created the Vari(elves) whilst Secunda created the Vykun(humans). Amaya wished to coddle, care, and pamper her children, for them to want for nothing and always love her. Secunda wished to empower his children, to teach them to be strong, to give them challenges so that they would one day no longer need him Needless to say, the mother and father gods were not happy with one another's choice of "parenting" and so they fought. And as they fought, so did their children The Vari commanded powerful magics, but the Vykun called upon empowering war howls and blessings. The Vykun forged the strongest of weapons and armor from metals, bones, and stones. But the Vari could summon an entire city within mere moments. The Vykun walked an endless path of destruction towards the Vari, but the Vari continued to build and fortify just as endlessly as the Vykun marchedAs the mother and father looked upon their children they were horrified at what they had wrought, so great was the rage of their children against one another the god and goddess themselves could not abate them. And with heavy heart they knew what they must do. Unable to harm their own children, Secunda and Amaya took the other's children, and sealed them away within their own lands. The Vari, sealed in the great petrified trees of Secunda's volcanic lands and the Vykun sealed in the titanic glaciers of Amaya's frozen north. With the deed done, the god and goddess left the world, in search of a new beginning.The lesser beings of the world, fishes, birds, mammals, and reptiles, began their own path to evolution. And when their minds finally gained enough thought to realize the world around them, they expanded, and continued expanding until they came across the children of the gods. And with no knowledge of what would come of it, they released the first children
They herped and derped themselves into existence. They were all "HUMANITY FUCK YEAH!" and annoyed nonexistence so much with their austistic manchild screeching that they were kicked into existence as a punishment.Nah, j/k, they're what happens when dwarves and elves mate.
>>47858457... what part about that has anything to do with fedora tipping?
>>47859448You typed something he didn't agree with.Therefore, fedora. It's the ultimate argument with no rebuttal possible. It covers rock. It resists scissors. It has gay mixed-race atheist sex with paper.Fedora wins, no matter what.
Aliens made them by hyper-evolving apes with magic.
>>47856948They are tiny giants. Like ogres, but more docile and physically gracile.
Milenias ago, the 'gods' where pushed together in art-class and where tasked with creating the world over the next few thousand years. They worked hard on it but still only managed to get a D when they finished.
>each race has a patron god that created them>now i have to explain where the gods came from>it goes on and on
>>47859573Well, I assume the biggest and strongest gods "existed" before time and space. They have no "beginning".
>>47857154>>47857125Mistake that has an unknown end result.Like it's 50/50 if humanity will destroy themselves in brutality, or be the leaders of a glorious new peaceful world/universe.Like in reality...
>>47857681I get the feeling that the Dark Elves didn't actually count as a separate race, meaning that humans were the real seventh race and the non-human lands starting to run dry are the first stage of this apocalypse that's going to wipe out all of the races BUT humans, as well as magic.
>>47859786You're actually wrong. Most everything wants to kill the people, travelling outside of cities is highly lethal, and there's a major disaster looming on the horizon, but the setting is mainly optimistic and everything is fine on a cosmic level. What makes a race in the setting is very clearly defined, and the dark elves are distinct from elves. The ritual they performed was meant to transform a group of them into other races so that they would be able to escape laws of a certain tyrant that only applied to elves. They ended up as something new, and aside appearance they're not very much like elves.
>>47859679I assume they had a beginning and once they were strong enough rewrote history so that they always existed.Only a few hallowed places and secret histories escaped the rewrite, and bringing them to light could possibly change history back (or not).
Thoughts on interracial breeding? A lot of setting have half-whatevers, I assume it is mostly just a fetish of the game creator, but logically races should not be able to breed.
>>47860396>I assume it is mostly just a fetish of the game creatorDon't take this personally, but you're beyond saving.
>>47860422What do you mean by this?
>>47860396I don't like it either. It adds to little to a setting , undermines the races and creates more questions.Call me a nazi, but I just handwave it by saying that the gods don't want their creations getting breed out and fear that a new race might bring to the world.
>>47860396You'll get Bretons and Imperials.
>>47860485>and fear that a new race might bring to the world.*And fear what a new race might bring to the world.My post is a mess, I need sleep. Sorry.
>>47856948They're a result of post-humans going to the past and creating ancestral pre-humans
God came in his mistress' eye and the cummy tear she shed fell upon the earth and from it sprung man, in God's image.
>>47860396My setting >>47857681 has no half races, but every race can interbreed. It's a defining aspect of what makes them count as people. The children as always the race of one parent with a few traits from the other parent's race if it's different, and these secondary traits can never be passed on to their own children. I hate it when people try to bring real world science or biology into magical beings, so I wanted to make an outright statement that genetics don't work like in the real world.
>>47856948Humans arrived through a rupture in time and space, as in this small, magical universe of a setting, occasionally the stars and forces align to allow convergence with other dimensions, be they similar to its own, a parallel timeline, or even a hellish plane like the typical Hell. Humans are among a number of races who managed to come en masse to this world using technology one might expect from the Halo universe, sort of slipspacey, but more meant to take advantage of these convergences. The humans who arrived ended up thinking of the current inhabitants (vampiric, beast-like men, dragons and the like) as little more than violent creatures and went to war with them with their small, ragged fleet of small ships that had barely survived the convergence. Naturally, all three societies ended up nearly destroying each other, and the ruins of all three civilizations can be found around the world today.Unlike Dragons and these vampire creatures however, humans managed to bring themselves back from the brink rather quickly and are a dominant people on one of the three major continents that remained after their war.
>>47860396I do weird interracial things. Most races can interbreed (shared genetic ancestor millions of years ago)For example, in my setting, Elves can breed with any other race, the offspring will be mostly elven in appearance, but with some traits from the other parent. Like mules IRL, half-elves cannot reproduce. In Drow communities, non-drow are purpose-bred to produce these mules to perform menial tasks more effectively than a Drow could.In other races, the offspring takes after the mother, except in the case of Orcs, where the father dictates the prominent racial traits of half-orcs. Hallf-orc children almost always kill their non-orc mothers in childbirth, also.As female dwarves in my setting are bearded, most female half-dwarves have a strong proclivity towards slight or heavy facial hair as well.Halflings and Gnomes cannot successfully carry the child of a larger race, but can unfortunately become impregnated with one.
>>47856948They were originally huge fuckers built by the god of greed and carnage to be perfect warriors. They turned on him, locked him in a cell, and went to live on Earth. Over time, the molten power instilled in them dissipated and ebbed away until they got less huge and more pink/squishy, and there you have humans.
>>47856948Wizard did it.More specifically, a Wizard did it and a Dragon helped.
>>47861149What species was the Jizzard?
>>47861172Omnipotent shapeshifting super-being, like all Wizards.A Red Dragon watched, got envious and made Pig Orcs.
>>47860396>Thoughts on interracial breeding?It never produces offspring, and while interspecies romance happens occasionally most people view it as akin to bestiality.There's no human-elf-dwarf shenanigans going on where sapient species look mostly alike, so any attraction between them is rather rare.
>>47856948Originally created by the gods as a soulless obedient servant and solider race, the trickster god gave each human a piece of his own soul to give them free will their own thought. Even though they were denied their servants by the act, the gods could not bring themselves to destroy what remained of their brother, so they let humans survive, though they started as wanderers without a homeland until with their wits and guile founded a place for themselves on the plains and beaches of the world.
>>47856948>Tell me about the origin of humans in your setting, /tg/.To make a long story short:The two precursor species to Humans (Yotunn) & Centaurs (Magnataurs) simply would NOT stop fucking one another.After the course of about 10,000 years of giant interracial fucking the two precursor species stopped being distinct entities to one another and they eventually became something bordering the line between "sub-species" & "ethnicity" producing modern day Humans & Centaurs.
>>47861210So this wizard and dragon cucked a Red Dragon into masturbating orcs into existence?
>>47858211I like the tilt you have going here. It's an interesting mindset and dynamic
>>47858637I really like the way this story cones together. It feels selfcontained and is darn cool. So are the remains of the first fire near the end of the universe?
>>47861296The Wizard made Elves and Beastmen.The Silver Dragon squished some Elves and Apefolk together into Humies.The Red Dragon got grumpy and uplifted Orcs into raging, bacon-flavored killing machines.
>>47861571that's not nearly as arousing
>>47856948Esh made a strange beast one day.Devoid of much hair, and standing fully upright, she endowed it with a larger mind with which to understand the world she had made. However this mind sparked realisation, and a desire to be more, which congealed into a soul, a yearning which drew up power from the Eternal Sea.In a fit of jealousy, Enn snatched this new being from her hands and at its touch its life came to a close, its burgeoning soul cut down in the prime, and returning to Well of All. Shocked at the concept of mortality, they both immediately realised the Well was more full than it had been when the being was made.Thus lived and died the first man, his fleeting existence, the joy of life, and the terror of death breaching the barrier of the world, and filling his soul with the energy of the universe.As then Esh set about filling the world with her newfound and much beloved children, who felt so intensely and enriched the world with their ambition, love and fear. Meanwhile in his grief, Enn, knowing that he must one day bring his each of his Children to an end, set about constructing within his own realm a realm to which he would safely carry their minds, once their souls had fled their bodies. An afterlife where they would rest forever in a state of contentness, beyond mortality, beyond pain, and would eventually fade and become one with the world-soul.Then, from the stock of mankind, the other growing Gods and Forces formed their own favoured sons and daughters, bestowed with a special conncection to a fundamental force. But none were ever so truly loved by Esh (Beginning) and Enn (Ending) as their first children, mankind.
>>47860396>Separate races are actually separate species>GM it so half-elves, half-orcs and so on don't existThere you go.
>>47861747>Separate races are actually separate speciesInterspecies reproduction exists IRL.>What is a Mule?>What is a Liger?>What is a Zedonk?>What is a Hinny?> lijagulep>WholphinEven Killer Bees are a hybrid of two different species.As long as 2 species are similar in overall structure and number of chromosomes they can reproduce
>>47861871Their offspring cant reproduce and for many species the offspring actually die before maturity.
>>47861929But they exist. That's enough to justify some interbreeding See >>47860724
>>47860396>Thoughts on interracial breeding? A lot of setting have half-whatevers, I assume it is mostly just a fetish of the game creator, but logically races should not be able to breed.Here's how I've been doing it so far: >>47861282>Humans & Centaurs-Mothers give birth 75% of the time to babies of their own morphology (Centaur or Human), but 25% of the time they'll birth the opposite (Human or Centaur). -Human & Centaur communities try to keep it an even 50/50 split between the morphologies and if one becomes rarer or less common instinct will drive them to find the less-common type more attractive. >Everyone else within the Taxonomy "Races of Men": Humans & Centaurs, Giants, Ettins, Dwarves. -"Can" theoretically have sex, but physical differences cause complications.-Can produce cross-breeds, but the vast majority of them are infertile.>Orcs & Ogres -Can have sex with one another with only a few complications.-Can produce cross-breeds, majority are infertile, but fertile hybrids are not unheard of. >Everyone else: Animal people, Dragons, Changelings, Goblins, Trolls, Cyclopes, etc.. etc.. Too many to list.-Can have sex with one another, but mileage varies wildly. -Cannot produced cross-breeds. Basically I just subscribe to the "Your Race is usually your 'species' and not an ethnicity."
>>47856948Everyone in-setting, including the humans themselves, assume they were made by some crazy lich who Meddled In Things He Was Not Meant To Know. They think that's why humans have no capacity for magic, have hefty magic resistance, and don't register for many spells such as the local Detect Evil variant - they think they're made to be anti-mage assassins.Actually they're bio-weapons created by Elder Gods From Outside Reality, designed to erode the magic of the setting until the Elder Gods can come in and eat everything. Only a few gods and elder dragons and the like actually know this, but pretty much everyone hates humans because of it thanks to the gods inciting religious war against them. They're kinda screwed - everyone hates them and tries to kill them, and if they manage to survive as a species long enough then they'll be eaten by Cthulhu along with the rest.
>>47859399Ive been looking for something that makes humans look larger than life but not god-tier. Can I use this!?
>>47856948I think the best way is to use some ridiculous creation myths that couldn't have possibly have happened like the ancient greeks had.
>>47857154Make God(s) go all "Nope,it wasn't a mistake,i meant to do that!"
Most human faiths, like all others, believe that they came into being via some sort of divine miracle perpetrated by God or gods.Those who follow the teachings of Vida believe that they crawled from the ashes left behind when Vida burned away the evil created by her brother Viña. Humans were born of the brightest embers; all others are cut from the same cinder, only duller. Gracites believe that all races have simply always been, just as the world has always been, and everything always will be. Time is an infinite circle, not an infinite line.Of course, the highest of secular scholars devote their lives to finding the "true" origin of the world and species, but are largely viewed as quacks at best and heretics at worst by the folk at large. And for good reason: in hundreds of years of research not one scrap of progress has been made in any direction.In short, humanity, sentience, and the world itself have no known "true" origin.
>>47856948Probably made by the Sun. Seems like something she would do, the bitch.
>>47862410This.Gods never admit mistakes. The creator of humanity must continue forever as though he planned for an wanted everything humans do, no matter how it makes the other gods feel, because being wrong is ungodly.
>>47862061Interesting...Wouldn't a typically human response be to eventually turn on and destroy the elder gods themselves (somehow). That could be an interesting "solution"
The classical force of good and force of evil got to talking, and they set about proving each other wrong, by crafting races with 'potential' and seeing the world with them.The good god of lightled humans directly for a time as king, but was usurped by men brought low by jealousy and pride. He left the mortal world in shame, and the evil gods run rampant in the street now.Humanity really being a first try, and the others being experiments. The beastmen are just dark God playthings with a touch of light gods grace.
>>47856948Well my fantasy setting is based on "Christian" medieval Europe so pretty much humanity was holy, but has long since fallen from grace and is fairly depraved.
>>47861282Awww. I know that it's definitely a fetish thing, but that image is super cute. Makes me want to include centaurs in my setting, now.Only question is, are they just horse people, or are they total party hooligans like in the original Greek myth?
>>47863467>Only question is, are they just horse people, or are they total party hooligans like in the original Greek myth?It depends entirely on culture and personality, but funny you should mention that since I've spent a bit of time rationalizing a lot of what their most prominent culture/society has to think about "sin". -Centaurs & Humans have a rich, terrible history mired by constant war, conflict, rape and pillage: against themselves but ESPECIALLY against other species. -Time and time again Centaurs & Humans have been the generic mook race throughout history- on par with Orcs. -Their distaste for this dishonorable past has accumulated into a 'modern' culture that respects and cherishes more self controlled values as well as a number of fables and folktales around sin being punished and virtue being rewarded. -Horses are non-kosher/haram. They are a symbol of pure, unclean, bestial impulse and debauchery as a Horse is often seen as a Centaur that has had his 'humanity' stripped of him and all that remains is a beast. -Likewise The "Equataur" (Chalicothere) is seen as something perhaps even MORE debauch: The head of a horse and the body of a man, all sense has left this cursed person, but their human bodies have remained to do about evil, selfish and malicious things.
>>47856948Slave race to aliens, crash land on planet with the other races. Genetic experiments are the reason for so many half-humans like mermaids and werewolves. Also brought dogs, so very few wild dogs and other races don't know how to deal with dogs
>>47856948Humans are believed to be accidents, that's why they're so diverse. An orc and an elf and a dwarf KNOW what they're supposed to be. Humans don't, which makes them unstable and hard to predict. It also makes other races easy to read, because they ARE their stereotypes
>>47863782oshit, stealing this
"Humans" in my setting are the descendants of actual pseudo-futuristic humans that survived the apocalypse and eventualy mutated and evolved "magic".Pure humans are believed to be gods by these people.Also, orcs/elves/goblins/whatev are just mutated/genetically modified humans.What they don't know is that pure humans still exist in underground complexes and orbital space stations.
The Allfather created his children: two of stone, one of clay, one of wood and two of iron. When the children of iron betrayed the rest, he shattered them with his hammer and the pieces were doomed to live like beasts.
Rolled 3 (1d3)test
When the Demiurge fled the Tyrant Godhead's dreadful gaze, it took with it Seven Archons and a host of spirits from the stagnant chaos of the Spiritual Realm.The Demiurge became the Material World and some of the spirits incarnated upon the world as humans.
>>47861974>>47861282I pity your poor human women who have to give birth to foals
>>47856948They were accidentally created along with elves when the voice of the Mystery (the overgod of the setting) vibrated the cords of the universe at just the right frequency while s/he was telling off the lesser gods s/he had tasked with creating the world for fucking up his/her perfect vision.Humans were imbued with spirits dominated by Heat and Motion, while elves are dominated by Cold and Stillness, which is why they often don't get along, and why humans are hot-headed and adventuresome while elves are long-lived and inscrutable.
>>47858211i like that
>>47859448>>47859493no, im not anon but the way you typed it was sorta pretentious
Orcs & Elves are all Earth humans kidnapped by nth dimensional beings and bred in a hyperbolic time dimension to be useful for their "games". Elves believe they were the chosen of the gods and are generally Noldorian with the ego to match. Orcs believe they created as warrior-servants for the upcoming War in Heaven, that their god pantheon will uplift them to paradise and therefore they honed themselves on this mundane realm.Humans are from the 25th century. One of the ark fleets that were kidnapped and crash landed in this dimension. The survivors tried to rebuild and restore communications but were immediately raided by both Orcs and Elves. After a thousand years of internecine warfare, the humans have managed to carved out their own existence on this dimension and have forgotten their own origins
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Humans are one of the descendants of the a 'forerunner' race on the Earth known as the Alessians. After a gigantic civil war and global catastrophe (mainly at the hands of corrupt demi gods) several races evolved rapidly thanks to the magical fallout of the global catastrophe. Humans were one of them. bam
There are no humans in my setting. We created the setting using Microscope and no one brought them up.
>>47856948They evolved from Apes. Based Dorfs evolved from Yetis and Sasquatch. Mopey Elves morphed from Slenderman-ish figures into the sexually promiscuous assholes we know today. Greenskins... Orcs and Goblins just came from Gorillas and Orangutans who evolved a greenish tint to their fur. They're rather proud of their heritage. The Gnomish world conspiracy however can all trace their heritage to the Devil's "special" relationship with this Jesus fellow.
>>47856948Every deity had a tribe of several hundred demons when they were born. The Human deity was born from magic. Humans are the human deity's demons.
>world created by the 4 races of genasi >Wizard discovers it>Turns it into magical Australia
>>47867779So are Not!Emus the demons of that world?
>>47856948>Tell me about the origin of humans in your setting, /tg/.Well humans came to the plane the setting takes place on as slaves of the snake people, from some other plane. They do not know if it was even the same plane as the snake people are from. That is a uncomfortable truth to say the lest. There is a mixed reaction of "they were really servants", " it was a multi species culture that just happened to have slaves, many humans were free and successful", " but we heroically overthrow them", " lets not talk about it", and lastly "that story is full of shit, lets talk about my idea of the origin of humans".Why the bad reaction? First the snake people are widely hated. Second that would mean that the dominant but faltering people of the setting have had three rather then two periods of being underlying of others.
>>47861629not for you
No one truly knows.The best Homo-archaeologists have been able to determine that the earliest humans came from a specific point some several billion years ago.This theory can't be correct as it would put human as originating no more then a few hundred years after the big bang and actually outside the edges of the known universe at that time.
>>47857154Several gods including the god of War and Chaos theory took them under their wings. Their reason was "This guys would fuck things up in a good way."
in my campaign, humans are the First Race - now all but extinct. During the First Age they went from stone age to starfarers, whose work with engineering the very basics of life adapted to other environments - dwarves for heavy gravity worlds, elves for light gravity, etc.
>>47856948>>47856948The Giants are their ancestors. They came from the Northeast ,together with the Halfings. There are not many documents from that time. But apparently these three races are closely related.(for they all can breed without greater complications) Some even say the Ogryns are their distant cousins.Interestingly, the elves and Dwarves have completely different origins, despite their looks.
>It's a "the setting is actually a planet in a real universe, and the humans are descended from stranded inter-stellar/-dimensional traveling Earthlings" episode
None. There is no creation story for humans because I made a setting with none to piss off the guy who refuses to play anything but human and treats non human party members like shit. I may be a spiteful piss ant but at least I will have company in hell.
I apply HFY/Humans are the Real Monsters to fantasy
>>47860396>>47860464not him, but I'll elaborate on why this sounds a little silly>Thoughts on interracial breeding? A lot of setting have half-whatevers, I assume it is mostly just a fetish of the game creator, but logically races should not be able to breedLogically if you have two populations that live near each other and look like slightly stretched or squashed versions of each other with slightly variations in skin colors, dentition, ear shape, and body hair level, you assume that they are related to begin with. Or, in a world with objectively real deific creation, logic again implies that all the gods were cribbing off of each other, which probably includes reproduction and whatever passes for DNA here.The rest you determine by observation instead of logic. A bulldog and a Hungarian sheepdog look more different than a horse and a donkey, but the first can produce viable offspring, while the second pairing can have offspring, but they'll be sterile. Personally, just looking at elves and humans I get much more of a "breeds of one species" than "different but related species" vibe. But still, it'd be inordinately weird if two races living in proximity could look that similar without being able to at least produce sterile hybrids.I mean, if they lived very distantly, you might have an argument for parallel evolution into the same niche, like the Tasmanian Tiger and the Tiger; but hell, the jaguar's on a different continent than any tiger and they can mate productively.As for other things: logically, if you see some physically nonsensical travesty like a random animal with its head replaced by the top half of one of those races, you assume it's artificial; from there, any capacity for interbreeding is assumed as a design feature (if you're talking something like centaurs or nagas or merfolk and humans—or ogres, halflings, elves, dwarves, or whatever).
>>47869378>>47860396>>47860422And it doesn't really work any differently for the explicitly supernatural humanoids like fairies, demons, etc.I'd assume they were either a magical mimicry of humanoids (which again, could easily include reproductive capacity), or just an offshoot that developed a supernatural mutation.Perhaps the only odd creatures out in terms of logic of common interbreeding would be dragon hybrids; except that those are usually the result of the dragon parent magically transforming into the same race as the other parent.
>>47856948BY THE SHEER FORCE OF METAL, HUMANITY CLAWED IT'S WAY OUT OF THE BLOOD OF THE DEMON SAGGAROTH, AND HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD WITH THEIR DEMONIC STRENGTH AND LACK OF EMPATHY
>>47869525I like it.
>>47856948The patron god of Humanity (a pisces analog) became man and woman and then shed its divinity, leaving mortal man, its divinity drifts through the world occasionally granting magics when it passes through humans, its usually interpreted as wishes randomly coming true regardless of how far fetched the wish it. It's the origin of the phrase "be careful what you wish for" because it sometimes actually comes true
Humanity was created through magic, and the world arround them is far more diversely populated with other walks of sentient life.Humans as a rule are very rare. Serve greatly differing purposes and are never related to one another.The elves use Humans for their ability to Learn and Adapt . Teaching them the elvish craftsman ships in hopes the humans will find a way to improve them further.The dwarves use humans as many roles, from Commanders, to scouts. Merchants and smiths.The harpies use humans as Artisans, Aristocratic Representatives, and scholars. Making tools that They cannot. Thinking things from another perspective, and their superior retention skills.Merfolk use humans to interact with the surface beyond the shore. Demons and the like use humans for a Vast variety of things. From "toys" to Assistants of High ranking families. The humans to Creature ratio is 1 is to 40And humans are worth a starting price of 400 Corsairs(gold)
>>47856948Like all races, they were created by gods.
>>47869945Humans eventually start looking like picture due to magic keeping them healthy slowly wearing off.They can live for as long as their masters, but get progressively more and more Dead looking. Reaching Walking cadaver status before finally being put to rest.So long as the magic is renewed daily humans can keep being healthy for as long as the master pleases.Magical effects that occur are often Corruption or decay. Discolouration. Or "The glow" an extreme magic decay effect. In which the humans gradually loose sentience. Their skin breaks out with blue glowing Welts, holes and patterns. The human form itself becomes host to Violent and untamed Magic, it's strength multiplies by factors of tens. It's resilience is quadrupled. And it's tolerance of pain is not of the planet. As a result. The steadily growing "Glowing Horde" are beginning to pose a threat to the world.As the more the Humans get cast aside and not destroyed correctly. The more glowers roam the wild lands.Magical wear off
>>47857216I like this
>>47856948Few, save the Gods, know the true story of how the Human race came to be. Even fewer know that Humans, as they are today, are a second iteration on what was to be their final design.Elves were made in the image of Corellon Larethian - quick, agile, keen-eyed, and keen-witted. Dwarves were patroned by Moradin - strong, disciplined, and durable, with a natural talent for craftsmanship. And so it was with Halflings, Orcs, Goblins, Kobolds, and so on. But Mankind was an experiment. They were created with no God as their mold, no template to draw inspiration from. Slow, weak, foolish, and dull, each design failed as miserably as the last. They were nearly scrapped altogether, but one powerful angelic servant of the Gods of Law spoke up on their behalf, and offered a suggestion. The Elves seemed content to dwell in their forests, passing centuries in revelry or study. The Dwarves exulted in peaceful routine, settling comfortably in their stone fortresses beneath the mountains. A Halfling's greatest ambition was a steady job, warm home, plenty of food, and a happy family. The Gods sat at the top of their hierarchy, unchallenged, happy to live an idyllic eternity, creating, ruling, being worshiped. Their creations mimicked this. But the angel who spoke was different. While the Gods languished on their golden thrones, he and his brothers fought and killed and died in the cosmic trenches surrounding The Infinite Abyss. He had seen atrocities without number committed to those he loved, and had committed a few of his own on those responsible. He had a task that none should have to bear, but bore it proudly so his masters could exist in peace,"Give them ambition." he said. The Gods shrugged; they had done so already. The humans wanted to live. They wanted to gather food, and make shelter, and protect what they cared about. They wanted to form a society where they could all live happily together. "No." said the angel. "Give them my ambition."
>>47873323The next batch of Humans was intended as the final design; one more chance, before the idea was forsaken altogether. They took that chance, eagerly, and the Gods looked on in wonder. These Humans combined compassion, empathy, and integrity, with ruthlessness, obsession, and a hypocritical moral dexterity that allowed them to form, break, and recreate social groups that they felt utter loyalty for, bordering on suicidal zeal, while committing the most heinous of acts on enemies and former friends alike. Human soldiers could crucify flayed-but-living elves on the borders of their territory as a warning to trespassers, but enter their homes and be sincerely loving and peaceful with their families and friends, unmarred by the horrors they'd seen and done. They could conquer and oppress and brutalize while believing in their hearts that they were doing the right thing. Their sense of self-preservation was so great that they could hack their own limbs off with a rusty blade in order to keep living, but they could override that same basic instinct to kill themselves over perceived dishonor. They were insane, territorial, expansionist, patriot-zealots, whose love was as dangerous as their hate, with boundless hubris, and no God to steer them.
>>47873349Their reign was short, by the timelines of the other races, before the Gods convened to annihilate them. But Mankind did not fade as quietly into the night as they'd hoped. They saw the signs of apocalypse, and rather than hide themselves away, beg for forgiveness, or bargain for their lives, the Humans banded together, every tribe and nation, and swarmed over every deity as they arrived, dragging the Gods down like wolves, and pouring into their eyes and mouths with cursed blades to make every life lost another pain to be remembered. In the end, every artifact of Human civilization was purged from the world, scoured into nothing, and forgotten. Almost (but that is another tale altogether). It took a long time, but a handful of the Gods, whose fascination with Mankind outweighed their fear, iterated on the design, and created the Humans that we know today, by instilling within them an innate fear of the divine, a love of theism, and an instinct to betray and dull their personal feelings in accordance with social mores (which are often determined by the dominant religion(s) in a particular culture, giving the Gods yet more control over them).And yet, every once in a long while, a man or woman still feels a spark of the true Human spirit. They touch upon the madness of their ancient kin, and are reborn as a citizen of that savage age. They are the Human Paragons.
they are from the "old world" , which is basicly our real world. taken randomly from different timelines and regions , they stumbled unknowingly into portals to the "new world".after regrouping, they were given the choice to alter themselves into different humanoid races through divine power , which in the end resulted in the birth of "the 3 families" . humans as a distinct group were simply bred out after a few thousand years due to the dominant nature of the divine alteration or died out through increasing magical influence by their surrounding. now we have , in short , the smart guys , the agile guys and the big guys. all of them which tend to argue who is humanitys real successor while being full /pol/ about it
There's a lot of good stuff in here /tg/, good job. Not too much "humans are evil, they are monsters" and not to far on the HFY scale to be self wankery.
>>47874290What ones particularly stand out as good?I want to see if anyone picks mine.
I've been working on a setting heavily inspired by Norse mythology.The first man and first woman were pulled from the heart of a dead giant, and the gods who killed said giant draped his body across the limbs of the world-tree, and specifically gave humanity the continents created by the giant's spine, ribs, and heart to live upon.Humans worship the gods Thor, Freyja, and Tyr, who gifted them with Honor, Passion, and Law respectively. The three 'main' tribes of humanity have built their societies around each of these tenants and consider themselves guardians of said tenants.
>>47856948In the First Days before the gods turned on each other, dwarves, elves, orcs, halflings, gnomes and ogres lived together in peace for hundreds of generations. The inevitable crossbreeding, and crossbreeds laying with crossbreeds, eventually led to these homogenized beings being recognized as a new race, humanity. After the gods divided and the races went their separate ways, some humans went with their pureblooded cousins but some found their own way. This is why humans seem to share in part of the strengths of the elder races, and why they can have children with all of them as well, because every human shares at least some genetic heritage with them.
Just like all the humanoid races (except for the orcs) they are the result of the degeneration of one of the primal races, the doppelgangers. However, the biggest religion followed by humans says they were the last race created by the dragons before they lost their godhood. Something about being the last = the most perfect/evolved.
>>47856948They are not natives.They grew on some far-flung world and sailed the heavens, but were sent burning and screaming down into the crust of this world when it was still dead and barren.For thousands of years they lived beneath the ground and for thousands of years they forgot their heritage, but this has changed. The Great Quakes have cracked open ancient, secret chambers; chambers that told a legend of a people who lived in the night sky above. In search of their destiny, they have emerged on the surface, ready to begin their quest to ascend to the stars themselves as the planet below them begins its death throes.
>>47856948The proto-human mammals were created by the same extra-dimensional being that shaped their reality. Evolution just of took over from there
>>47874970>gods clearly distinct from mortals>gods giving gifts to mortalsThat doesn't sound that Norse to me.Also, a tenant is someone who rents out a part of your building, the word you want is tenet.
Humans were the Titan's Sixth draft for creating a servitor race. Strength and Freedom were the first to try their hands, and so were born the Orcs, but they were too wild and willful and respected no Lord but their Grandfather Boar. Next Industry and Harmony stepped in, to create something more reliable. Thus, the Dwarves were born, but where the Orcs were wild, the Dwarves were staid and stagnant, little more than cogs in the World Engine that birthed them. Then came Wisdom and Desire, who forged the race of Serpents in secret, but forced to hide jn the dark places of creation their wisdom turned to hubris and their desire into raw lust and avarice. Wickedness and Cruelty were next to try their hand, and sought to mock their fellows by creating a race to show the darkness in their hearts, and so were born the Anthropophages, the Hags and the Boogeymen. They flourished, but their souls were bitter and loathsome to their lordsFinally came Faith and Imagination, and from their hands came a race who lived to serve, who's prayers were sweet ambrosia, who sung the praises of their gods day and night in endless, wondrous hymns. This was the race of humanity, and for a time they were beloved by their creators. In time, however, the Titans began to grow tired of the singing of psalms, and of the sickly sweet souls of the passive, gentle humans. They gathered together to begin drawing plans for a new breed of petitioner, when a young Titan spoke up, claiming to know how to solve their problems and create a better human race>Give them ambitionHe said. The Titans shrugged. They had already done so. The humans had great ambitions to make beauty and honor their gods.>No, give them MY ambitionSaid Zeal, and the Titans reluctantly agreed. This new race of men looked much like the old one, but in spirit they were far superior. They combined deep seated belief and boundless creativity with unquenchable burning ambition and the ability to justify anything
Humans awoke from frozen tombs, speaking strange tongues and working old magic. Their bodies and souls are pure.
>>47856948That's a mystery. And, when people try to find answers, they find only more questions.
Humans and Halflings were both magically peovolved from athe sane lost race of apes by now-extinct Elves. Dwarves provolved Gnomes, or possibly Gnomes were post-Dwarves optimized for magic, but both are now extinct. Giants provolved Orcs and Goblins, but only the most degenerate savages of all creature types are still around. Elves, Dwarves, and Giants were provolved by Dragons, also extinct.Side fact, there are now several post-human races, but no post-anything else.
>>47856948Humans? Ah yes, I did do a little thinking upon their origins. They were neither a mistake or afterthought, but higher gods operate in such a manner that it's difficult to determine how or when anything truly started. Things that seem inherently contradictory may both be true.In the end, it could be said that humanity was unfinished, never properly tempered or tested. They had not been created to be weak or lowly creatures, but rather as divine beings in their own right. However, many of the previous creations of the gods grew jealous and sought to sabotage humanity, so as to prove their own superiority, before the humans came to understand their place. They pulled out all the tricks they had, twisting and tempting the newborn creations, and smugly presented the results before the gods.Those beings who participated in the sabotage were cast down and named "demons", but humanity was already almost unsalvageably ruined by then. Many of the particularly debased ones had to be destroyed to limit the contamination.However, it's said that a rare few specimens of the first men survive to this day, immortal, powerful, and filled with an undying righteousness and resolve to have survived so long without being tainted. They exist locked away in a tomb somewhere, slowing working to claw their way out, and it's said they'll lead humanity to redemption and cleanse the world of all its impurities when the time comes for them to be released.
>The war was over, and the gods had claimed the universe for themselves. Amidst the chaos they decided to create the new races to repopulate and perceive their new creations. However, they all wanted their race to be the best, to keep control of the land and be better than whatever the others would make.>The first was a brutal, impatient, and mighty god. He was the strongest general in the gods' army. He created the orcs, to beat down any who would oppose them.>The second created the Elves, wise and beautiful and quick, believing that they would easily outsmart the dimwitted orcs.>The third created the Dwarves. Hardy, industrial little men. He created a race that would go on to create themselves, and he believed the drive to build would make them better than the rest.>The fourth valued war little. She created a race that would appreciate the smaller, simpler comforts in life - and would go to great lengths and feats of heroism in order to preserve that life. In this she created the Halflings.>The last god had lost her husband in the War. She looked down on the other gods with disgust, all of them vying for power in such simple ways. They knew nothing of subtlety, despite pretending to be clever. She created the race of men to teach them a lesson, and when they were done she plucked out a piece of them, leaving them with gaping holes where their hearts were - to mirror her own. She knew that for as long as they felt incomplete, they would strive. They would never be satisfied. They weren't particularly strong, or smart, or skilled compared to the other races. But she knew that in the end the humans's desperate ambition would reign over the others.
HFY.Humans are natives to the planet, which was mundane and completely without magic until about two millennia ago.Magic, abhorring a vacuum, infected the land and utterly devastated the human kingdoms present at the time by mutating the wildlife into dire versions and other monstrosities. It's been a holy war to purge magic from the land ever since. The other races, which sprang into existence at that time, are understandably not too thrilled with the idea.
>>47884970This story sounds like a lie demons tell to trick humans into letting them out so they can get revenge.
>>47856948>"The Human's race is a race that has always been just sort of there...">"While The 7 (The seven races that form the coalition The 7), the humans where just "doing their own thing" and no one really knows how this came to be.>Each race of The 7 has written records of how they came to be, but not the humans>The first encounter The 7 had with the Humans was when a scout party spotted two extremely large groups of them flinging and loosing all manner of projectiles at one another. >There where no formations but it wasn't quite a melee. "a group of them where in the center of it all, stabbing and bashing each other with short arms but the majority of the armies held behind cover of all kinds and took aim at any poor son of a bitch that popped out of cover.">The second encounter was surprisingly uneventful, The 7 had formed a team of scholars, diplomats, and military officers to make contact with them. >A reading from the head diplomat's report "They told us that 'We don't want any' so we went back home...." >It took The 7 several more times to make and keep a line open with the humans, after learning what we can learn, explorig what we can explore about them, we still don't know where the fuck they came from, just that they have always been there.
>>47884970I think the SCP foundation had something like this. A memehazard which was actually a pre-brainwashing real personality reasserting itself.
>>47885976Oh no, it's true enough. It's just in practical terms, it might not really be all that different. Their release is an apocalyptic scenario, as they do very much intend to get revenge on all they hold responsible for humanity's fall, and those who resist them are likely to be deemed corrupt.>>47886965That sounds something like the effect they have on humans who accept them. In terms of ability, the First Men are something like an extreme exaggeration of the Paladin. In this case, their aura effects the hearts and souls of men on a much deeper level than some mundane aura of courage. It was only due to their original inexperience that most fell as they did. The remaining First Men now know what foulness to look for when they gaze into the hearts and souls of others, and they are very sensitive to it. Most people probably would rather leave them buried than unleash a bunch of unsocialized uber-paladins, with very high standards and a hatred for angels and demons alike, onto the world.
They're maggots in everything but appearance and behavior, I think.
>>47886833Jesus Christ, they found the Slavs>intheforestsandmountains.jpg
Satan spawned us and God just let us run around instead of killing us
>>47857125because the god who made them, being a god, cannot make mistakes, and simply didn't feel like it.Gods are neither god nor evil, they simply are.
>>47873323>>47873349>>47873377This is not your average Fedoratipping. This IS....advanced Fedoratipping.
>>47890356>look! Something vaguely goes against modern religions!>Better call him a fedora tipperSo, how's the insulation in your mom's basement
>>47886965 SCP-2004. What we know as normal consciousness is some sort of indoctrination, the anomaly's effects are people's true consciousness trying to get out.Reading the language, which is actually humanity's "native" tongue, it triggers a breakdown of the Indoctrination process, which has convinced you that you're someone else. The implication is that modern humanity: you, me, and six billion others, are different people. We might have been born on other planets and brought here recently, like within the past decade. The Indoctrination stripped away our lives and implanted memories and languages. You could have been a starship builder with a smokin' hot wife, now you're a car mechanic married to internet porn.So after exposure to L-2000 all the repressed memories start to come back. It's not a memetic effect like the researchers believe, it's a reset button. Your original personality overrides the programmed one, your language centers reset to their factory defaults. Now you find yourself trapped on a planet forcibly converted like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." You have superior technical knowledge and psychic abilities that are starting to return. Time to liberate humanity!
>>47892390>"Stop liking what I don't like!"
>>47884970>ERPingPlease don't do this.
>>47856948>Well, when a bunch of miserable feelings and a pile of secrets love each other very much...
It's a setting where us players worked together as gods to create it.For humans, the creator goddess created women in her own image. Lacking the ability to create life themselves though they implored her for some way to do so, thus she took the adams apple from herself and women to create men. It made them happy but in doing so she kind of crippled herself to be able to create new life, and thus the only way she can is with a man, which is where angels come from.
Humans were created by the god Hum, to help him usher a race of scientific and technologically leaning race. Having not been born of magic, they are not capable of wielding it but have used their skills in technology to harness a la magic runes and stones and gems. They are the evil empire in my setting, along with the greedy angels.
>>47856948When the world had blossomed and great forests and mountains stood, but wide fields laid bare, the Host Above set out to craft something worthy of their dominion.Khas-rho-shod, bringing his chariot low, cast a flame in the sand. It burned, changed the sand into a glass egg, then broke. "Hark! You and your ken shall be inheritors to all the sun touches! Conquerors and nomads, hunters all!" And so the Day's Arrow made Orc-kind.Then Sha-Inu descended, bringing with her winds and tempests. She struck the ground with lightning, and a dwarf emerged from the ashes. "Your people will look to the sky, obeisant, and kowtow to the heavens. You shall repent for the sins of the world, and be a kingdom of priests!" And so it was, though the dwarves forgot Sha-Inu, instead worshipping their Nameless God.Siver Mintra carved elves from the hoarfrost and sleet, and said nothing.Dorei Amat, rising from the silt, brought with her a cradle. In the cradle she nursed a cooing babe, and she whispered "Though the many other creations of heaven may oppose you, little one, you will flourish through all time. I have made you of silt and reeds, so that you may be bountiful, and bring great prosperity to this world. My brothers and sister may desire warriors or priests or deathless kings, but I give you the gift of freedom. Go, be fruitful, and make of this world whatever you will." She sent the basket to the river's edge. "But keep a garden shrine," she said, "and do not forget your mother."
>>47856948Sent from a forgotten space empire to colonize the fantasy planet
>>47890545It sets up antitheism as objectively right and theism as objectively wrong. Its pretty filled with agenda subtext, in a smug manner. Fedoratipping in my book.
>>47897156You're over reading.
>>47856948Elf / Dwarf crossbreeds that started their own society because they weren't accepted in either Dwarf or Elf society.However, no one knows this because two cataclysms destroyed all the records.
>>47856948Based on this. She wanted to create something perfect but something caused the Humans to have imperfections. Instead of destroying them and starting anew, she wanted to see if her creation can overcome their flaws and reach perfection.
>>47856948All other races diluted.There are different degrees of "purity" one's blood can have. Very pure elves look a lot like Lorwyn elves, while others with mixed blood are just slender humans with pointy ears. Similar with all the other races. Once you have too many different races in your heritage, you just look like a human.
>>47856948Humans were planted on the planet long ago by a space-faring human civilization in order to eventually evolve and adapt to be capable of using the magic that exists on and around the planet but nowhere else in the galaxy. The original denizens of the planet such as elves and dwarves were already capable of magic.
The human race (Called the Nadeir) was created when a fleet of elvish explorers ventured to the frozen southern continent and encountered the ice giants, who enslaved the elves and used them as sex dolls, creating halfbreed offspring. The giants named the offspring the Nadier, the giant word for slave and used them as a workforce. The first generation killed all of the elves in childbirth, as even as infants they were large and grotesque as their giant fathers. But as they began breeding amongst themselves, they grew smaller and smaller, winding down to between 5'-6' tall. The 12th generation of Nadier rebelled, escaping to the elves continent, where they were seen as abominations. Their civilization is under constant attack from the elves and the giants, the former wanting the halfbreed race eradicated, the other wanting their slaves back.
>>47898666Geez, is there no good thing happening to them?
The agents of creation got tired of the other races being super special snowflakes and decided to make a template for sentient life, and twisted most of the other races to resemble humans.There are still elves and giants old enough to remember when they were suddenly transformed. Most are unhappy about it.
After not!Amaterasu had her paintbrush stolen and her race of creatures ruined by not!Oni, not!Susano-o used wind to knock off the excess paint.
>>47856948They were the species created as a joint effort by the gods (most gods have their own species that embodies them) in order to have an easily malleable population on the planet. Humans easily connect to the gods and are thus easily manipulated by the gods. When something goes horribly wrong in the mortals' realm, humans will get subconscious urging from the gods to eliminate that thing. This has been used once to completely eradicate the mortal species of one god when every human nation began to take up arms against them. The gods push the narrative that humans were once created by one god but that god vanished for unknown reasons in order to have the human race feel as if they have been adopted by the pantheon as a whole and thus identify will all of the gods. This also gives humans the ability to blend in with the other races, of which most mainly worship one god, so that there's a part of the population that can incite action towards the gods' target without direct guidance of that god, which preserves the gods' overall narrative and goals and keeps them hidden.
>>47899437they settled in an area rich in natural resources, so they got a shitload of mines, healthy farms, all that jazz. The elves only attack them when they get to close to their parts of the forests anymore, and considering they're on the other side of the continent, all they have to really worry about are giants on the horizon. All that said, non-hostile elves and humans cross into each others territories all the time. It's dangerous, but such is life for traveling merchants, sellswords, etc. The elves still hold their noses up in the air around humans, but the humans just don't give a shit. let em be as snooty as they want, we got freedom n shit. Also there's half a dozen other races to deal with that don't look at humans as a freak race that has no right existing that they can do business with. Fuck the elves.
>>47856948they evolved, like on earth, but their are also several human subspecies. Humans as we know them are the most wide spread though.There are also non-human related humanoid civilizations. Humans, and basically everyone else, doesn't realize the evolutionary bits of this. Human subspecies are though of different races, just ones that are more relatable.Then there are the crazy godblessed elves which are somehow spread all over the goddamn world.
>>47899695Tell me about the subspecies. I need inspiration for some of mine.
>>47894953I don't see any ERPing there.
>Elves begin to grow to arrogant>Believe themselves equal to gods>God scolds elves for their vanity>Arrogance causes schsim between elves>Heretic elves begin to pray to foreign god>Foreign god is greedy, and covets power>Both gods duke it out in the heavens>Elven god is weakened due to schism.>Body is flung to the mortal world below>Uses what little power he has left>Splits remaining power into fragments>Fragments scatter across the mortal world>Pieces strike world like orbital drops>Killing as many heretic elves as possible>The surviving herectic elves are cursed>First humans possess demigod attributes>Superhuman strength, speed, and dexterity>Longevity, live up to thousands of years>Have unknown hatred for elves>Humans meet Dwarves for the first time>Dwarves hate Elven faggotry>Humans ally together and war with elves>Countless wars between the races>Milleniums pass by in world>Godly essence watered down in humans>No longer possess powers of ancestors>Hatred for elves isn't as prevalent>Some humans even procreate with elves
>>47858211>an truely ancient, long dead, Solar Godso Zarus then?https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Zarus_(3.5e_Deity)
>>47860396I'm fine with it, although I assume that outside of Half-Elves, Half-Orcs, and a couple others most interracial breeding just results in children that take after one parent over the other, with some very mild influence from the the other parent(so a Elf/Orc mating might result in Orcs that are very pretty and dextrous by Orc standards, or Elves that are stronger and somewhat larger than average)
>>47860396I simply say the baby will be the race of the mother. S/he will still have some minor traits of the father.
>>47860396It happens, but it's not exactly common for a great number of reasons. Hybrids also tend to be less well-adapted to the lifestyle of either parent. At least if there were significant differences in the first place. Otherwise, they're just unusual members of the culture they were raised in.
Same as every other religion's human creation with a dash of evolution
>>47900777>>47902224sorry was offline with lifeAnyways, so I'm using a slightly modified map of earth for the setting, so I'll just tell you where they are located.The Night Kings of North Africa: Rail thin, hairless, inky black and 6 to 7 feet tall. They can crossbreed with humans, the offspring are the colossi, Tall as the Night Kings but with with layers of muscle. Colossi are sterile, and are breed to serve as warriors.The Kateeth of North America and northeast asia: Shorter than humans, typically close to 4 feet, with a 5 feet tall being seen as exceptionally big. Almond eyes and pointed ears. Can't crossbreed, though intermarriage is not unheard of.The Jelfros of northern scandinavia: coveredin shaggy hair with too long limbs.The pygmies of south Africa: Pygmies.
>>47856948Not!Zeus likes tittiesNot!Zeus orders the creation of many different titted beingsMale versions too so they don't go extinctOther gods get fed up with Not!Zeus's assholeryNot!Zeus doesn't exist anymore Other gods adopted some of the races that were createdHumans were just one of many
>>47856948Humanity just showed up one dayOn every version of the material planeEach one has a different origin story but that's too many coincidences to ignoreA long time and several multiverses ago primeval humanity made a deal with something very big and very powerfulThe only detail of the deal that is currently know is that humanity will ALWAYS exist