!qw2cdBTZAc 03/22/11(Tue)06:27 No.14325206|
Ravan are a race created by an unknown Aldini professor. They were freed when the city was taken, and their origins only recently came to light, though some integrated into mandran society about 100 years ago. They were fed, injected with, or painted with a substance called Deep Violet, a blackish material found on the plane of shadow. This caused their bodies to mutate, becoming partially allergic to light. The experiment was regarded as a failure, and they were kept around for further tests until they escaped. The small number of twenty or so that escaped eventually became a tribal culture, listening to the whispers some of them heard that warned them of danger. They appear as dark purple skinned mandrans, with somewhat puffy or rubbery looking skin, red, yellow or blue eyes and straight black or dark purple hair. They tend to look somewhat ugly. In the dark, their skin does not have an allergic reaction to light, and their skin goes back to its normal level, revealing whisker-like hairs across their bodies. The race has a limited shapeshifting ability, and can grow extra eyes, fingers, brain tissue, etc. Their holy men, the 'spirit shifters' or shifters for short, have much greater control over this shapeshifting ability, and can change their bodies into all sorts of nightmarish forms.
>>Much of their populace believes that is its only function.
You should probably ask Orpheus for more information on this, to see what else he speculates.