Description of Habitat and kingdoms where found.
Humanity was the Pantheon’s second attempt to create a race of lesser beings to populate the world they had created. Because of the errors made with their predecessors, the Fae, humanity’s life span was made much shorter and they were given no inherent ability to control magic. They live for a maximum of a hundred years and vary greatly in physical appearance dependent upon region and family line.
Humanity varies greatly in physical appearance. They can be tall, short, thin, muscular, light or dark. Their hair can range from a blonde so pale that it is almost white to a black so dark that it has navy blue highlights in bright light. Ga'leah has been widely populated by this vast array of people, and while some aspects of physical appearance are more common in one area than in another, like the almond shaped eyes of the Eastern Villages of Solhara, this far from excludes those physical traits from other regions or requires that residents of that area only exhibit that physical trait.
The culture of humanity is entirely based upon the region from which they were born and that in which they live now. The world of Ga'leah is diverse with many people and many settlements each that have their own way of life.
The Humans were placed upon the land of Ga’leah and allowed to make their own homes shortly after the Fae were banished for warring with the gods. Clusters of humans made settlements in various regions, soon banding together into tribes, then cities, and finally kingdoms over the space of nearly a thousand years. The strongest and smartest became nobility, while the rest were made to fill more menial roles in the new society. It all pleased the Gods, because each caste of humans, each town, each kingdom, each profession and familial unit chose different members of the Pantheon to pay homage to.
Over time, temples were erected in all of the major cities and some among the humans swore their lives in service to the deity they worshiped.
After the gateway to Allutheria was opened on the Isle of Affalohn, the Fae began to have more and more contact with humanity. This contact led to a small population of ‘Halflings’. Although they still appear very much human, aging and dying at a human rate, these Halflings have a diluted ability to create magic…but at a great cost similar to that paid by the Fae. They are not capable of such grand works as the Fae themselves, but they are also not bound to a specific type of magic as a priest or priestess would be.
Humanity is perhaps the race that has suffered the most greatly at the hands of the Blight. Infected by the Walking Starvation and prey to its afflicted, they struggled to survive in a world gone mad where the Gods who once cared for them were dying and many Fae who once feigned friendship showed their true colors as fear of their own destruction beckoned. But Humanity grew strong in the time since their creation, and unlike even the more powerful races of Ga’leah, they fought hard for their lives and their land until the Blight was destroyed. Now, they seek to rebuild their homes and return to the lives they thought lost to them. However, many have grown bitter and disillusioned of the gods and magic, they hear others suggesting that the world would be better without it...and many cannot help but agree.
Humans reproduce naturally with each other. They can also produce Half Fae with the Fae and Demigods with the Gods. Their ability to reproduce with other humanoids or supernatural creatures is more dependent upon the other humanoid or supernatural creature.
Humans have no inherent magic. It is possible for one to become a Witch or a Priest or Priestess of the gods, but unless a change in species takes place or they swore allegiance to a god, they are incapable of creating enchantments or placing curses. They can, however, wield magical objects.
These humans who swore allegiance to a god, made priests and priestesses of various gods, were some of the few among their race given the ability to wield magic. Granted only limited powers, the priests and priestesses of each god were given abilities to use to placate their worshipers and free the Gods of the time that would have needed to spend answering so many prayers and rewarding others for offerings. Each priest, however, was given only powers that related to that specific deity. A priest of the Forebearer, god of time, might be given the ability of Foresight or Hindsight, but could not be given the ability to create light. A priestess of the Matchmaker might be able to help someone find their soulmate, but would be incapable of helping a fishermen bring back a bountiful catch from the sea.
Because of the Humans inability to wield magic, more stress is placed upon physicality. They learn to fight with weapons not spells, they learn to create with hard work and not enchantments. While they do not have the long life of the Fae to master as much, this does give them an edge over many Fae who rely heavily upon magic to survive in a world that is quickly coming to the conclusion that magic needs to be removed.
Humanity is a mortal species. They can live in slight excess of a hundred years if they are healthy and take care of themselves. They can also sicken and die as children if exposed to a particularly strong infection when very weak. They can be injured with weapons and are highly susceptible to magic. However, their will to accomplish the impossible, to better themselves, and to help each other through hardships has proven to be unshakable in the populace even when faced with inevitability of death.