city folk [ wave lord ] are a mixed racial group, made up of two distinct cultures, the oriental, and occidental, this are not racial types, almost any of the city races can be either, though each has a race from which, the culture originated.
the original oriental race, called the "purple folk", was brought to the island as servants, with some guards and leaders to over see them, other races have been brought in as slaves, but as, in this legal system no one can be born a slave, these children filled in the lower classes.
city folk [ standard ] are a mixed racial group, made up of three distinct cultures, the oriental, occidental, and Sylvan, these are not racial types, almost any of the city races can be either, though each has a dominant race from which, the culture originated.
city folk [ Lotus empire ] are a mixed racial group, made up of multiple cultures, some combination of, the oriental, occidental, sylvan, aboriginal, and/or humanoid. these are not necessarily racial types, almost any of the city races can be any. though each has a dominant race from which, the culture originated. though each has a dominant race from which, the culture originated. but the major division of importance is belonging to the slaver class, you may still be a slave and belong to the slaver class, this is in fact the only way for a family line to work it's way out of slave status though, one does not have to be slaver class to be free, though the nonslaver free class is less free then it wants to admit. a slaver slave can actually have more power than a nonslaver free. Enclaves.of this 'merchant empire' will often spring up at times and places, that tolerate evil, and can grow the tropical flowers that are the source of the drugs the slavers use t control the masses.
city folk [ Butterfly islands ] are a mixed racial group, made up of two distinct cultures, the oriental, and occidental, these are racial types, but even these types can be divided into tribes, a given family will belong only to one tribe, even in these multi racial cities, where many tribes work side by side, in many classes, they will allow marriage into the tribe only by the most perfect. (see ?perfect? woman) such a person in their perfection can look past tribalism for a worthy mate, this judgment by a recognized perfection will not be questioned. so there is almost no intermarriage
The Purple Folk have a violet cast to their skin, and appear as one would expect an oriental to look most of the time, but unless in an enclave, do to intermarriage many have features of the other races. The origin of the purple folk is a space faring empire that has spread its influence far farther then it's boundaries.
Wave Lords- Line clerics
Wave Lord genes have mixed into the pot you will find some folk that appear as the pure line wave lord with medium dark skin, and wavy silver hair, beard and mustache,
the line clerics act as bureaucrats, and advisers. they also prepare the bodies of the family for burial, as well as selected servants. the families dead are mummified, while the servants have lesser preparations
Coral Clans- druids- Bards
The Coral Clan are believed by some uninformed to dye their skin in irregular patterns, this is not true the designs are natural and change with age and time in the water. in old age a rare occurrence with these people, the pattern grows a texture, of scales, these scales actually grow thick enough to raise the armor class, the maximum achieved naturally is an improvement, of five points, this starts after mature. the clan will allow others to marry into the clan, not out, though if one is determined enough one does have ways to leave the tribe few wish to most of those who do are descendants of mixed marriages. so the coral clan has mixed its blood in the pot as well, no mixed blood has ever gained the elder skin, though some have lived long enough for it to scale, but it never thickens.
any of the Coral Clan that can become a bard will, it is the highest place in the clan, even above clan chief or war leader
Hill Clans- druids- Breserkers
The hair of the Hill Clans runs from brown through red to gold, with some mixing of the colors in patches, the hill
clans run heavily to facial and body hair, though in the women the body hair is so fine short and thick though it lays down
it could almost be fur.
the warrior houses of the hill clans have secret shrine/ meeting places in the forest, they have monthly worship,
lead by a druid in the form of the house animal
Lowland tribes- Witch Doctors
Each thorp of the tribals has a position for a witchdoctor, and an apprentice. this is represented by a special hut, it
will be hung about with special decorations. some of the witchdoctors will have druid spells, some cleric spells, but they
belong to neither group, except some clerics or druid sages that have learned the disciplines.