The Aeryn (Rynnish)
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First appearing in the Third Age, scattered tribes of Aeryn originating from the Serenica Valley, banded together in the Moorlands region of Corwyn. Soon after, the "Rynnish," as they were commonly called, founded the great western kingdom of Alveron. Their alignment is predominantly lawful, and their civilizations and populations are primarily located in the realm of Alveron. The men and women of this ethnicity are also commonly referred to as ‘Moorlanders.’ The Aeryn people are the dominant ethnicity in the Kingdom of Alveron, but many can also be found in the neighboring regions of southern Ammarind, eastern Erindar, northern Orel, and throughout the Borderlands region.

APPEARANCE


Aeryn are usually tall, with sharp angular features. Aeryn men and women have either blond or brown hair, pale skin and bright eyes of blue, green, or grey.

OUTLOOK


Other races sometimes feel that Rynnish folk are arrogant, for they see themselves as the chosen people because the great Myrnäe Dynasty and the Immortal Empress both came from this ethnicity. But in actuality, most Rynnish folk are modest hard working people, with a penchant for stone-masonry and architecture. Aeryn folk love culture, poetry, and reading.

There are strongly held class and gender divisions set up in Rynnish society, with a person's station at birth playing a crucial role in how he or she is measured by Rynnish society. Although few Rynnish speak openly about a strict class based system in their society; most Iskari live out their lives according to their station, risking social expulsion or even imprisonment if they do not adhere to societal norms. Rynnish dwelling in the lands of Cyrendar view themselves as superior to all other other humans races and even to those Iskari who dwell outside the kingdoms' borders.

Another aspect of Rynnish culture is maintain family honor and pride. Losing face is considered the worst of cultural sins, and most Rynnish would do anything to avoid such. Saving face demands that all Rynnish treat others as they present themselves, regardless whether such facades bear any resemblance to the truth. One a person or family loses face, they often lose their status and can be relegated to a lower social class within Rynnish society. Privacy is therefore a precious commodity, for it allows individuals to act as they wish without outside scrutiny, which could result in such social punishment. Rynnish also place great importance on hospitality and manners. There are strictly defined rules and benefits for both guests and hosts.Guests cannot inflict harm on their guests, and are protected by a sacred tradition of guest right under the roof of their hosts once invited in.

The social classes of Rynnish society are in order from highest to lowest; The Ruling Class, the Advisers, the Military, the Clergy, the Merchants, the Artisans, the Laborers, the Farmers, and lowest, the Servant class. Only women are are allowed to marry above their social class and all such arrangements are strictly scrutinized within the Rynnish culture.

AERYN CHARACTERS


Some Aeryn are drawn to adventuring in hopes of finding quick wealth that will allow them to return to a life of luxury, and thereby improve their social station. Other human races view Rynnish as avaricious, lazy, pampered, and arrogant. In truth most Aeryn seek nothing more than a lifestyle of comfort and obedience to the Gods. Aeryn men and women can easily become characters of any player class, but most prefer to become clerics, fighters, paladins, and rangers.

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LANGUAGES


The Aeryn people speak Rynnish as well as common, and there are only three major dialects. Rynnish is one of the seven original dialects of western men, and the language of the Aeryn people of the Moorlands region of Corwyn. This language is most commonly spoken throughout the realm of Alveron, as well as eastern Erindar, southern Ammarind, and northern Orel. Rynnish is the one of the most widespread languages in common usage on the continent of Corwyn.

In addition to Rynnish, many higher-educated people of Aeryn descent speak Silvanestri; the language of the elves of Corwyn.

NAMES


Common male Rynnish names include: Bryce, Edrenn, Eladan, Eladrin, Elcathar, Elgor, Elmar, Elrovar, Eradan, Eromir, Erondar, Erskil, Erstan, Ezgur, and Eradan.
Common female Rynnish names include: Ariana, Arwyn, Elwyn, Eriadne, Olena, Ravenna, and Ravinia.