The Races of Men

The World of Oris has many distinct human ethnicities; 25 different human racial and ethnic groups are listed below:


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The Adari: ("Darklanders," "Saugreth") Originally from the East, these cruel peoples founded the lost Kingdom of Adar, and now inhabit the dark Realm of Drakhara.

The Amari: ("Northlanders") A Rynnish ethnic group which populates the Kingdom of Ammarind. These peoples founded the ancient kingdom of Amar. The Amari speak Rynnish.

The Ashanti: Tribes of nomadic barbarians that currently live in the east in the Khûrloth Marshes, the Khorlann Steppes, and the foothills of the Saugreth-Muir.

Cynarans: This Vaas ethnic group is originally from Cynara. The Cynarans once founded the lost kingdom of Urland, and today, make up a significant ethnic minority within the Kingdom of Iskandar. They speak a dialect of Vaasi, called "Cyntari."

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The Daroon: ("the Shang," "Easterners") Originally from The Far East of Corwyn; these folk founded the ancient Empire of Shang-Zhou, as well as the nations of Kurand and Yamada. Daroon speak Sha-Teng; a unique language with over 1,000 dialects.

the Deskari: Originally from Za'har; these ancient, demon-worshiping peoples founded the lost kingdom of Khorovia; they are now believed to be extinct.

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Eloysians: ("Bronzians", "Bronzefolk") Originally from Azoria; these copper-skinned folk established the lost Eloysian Empire. Eloysians speak Duric.

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The Hakeen: Originally from Za'har; these people once founded a great empire on Za'har called Old Xhola, then expanded across the Vhan Myr establishing three powerful island realms of Ilsenene, Rhaygos, and Styr. Eventually, the Hakeen sailed to east Corwyn, and founded the Xholar Empire there. That empire was destroyed by the Üthrari. Today the largest Hakeen city on Corwyn is Zhin. The Hakeen people speak Haak.

The Iskari: ("Westvalians") Originally from Ikharos; the Iskari migrated to Corwyn in the late Third Age to escape the Doom. Afterward, they founded the Kingdom of Iskandar. The Iskari people speak Iskan, whiel a few speak the ancient imperial tongue; "Iskamaic."

The Kashardi: Commonly called "Dust Barbarians," the Kashardi are one of the oldest ethnic groups on Corwyn. Today, they inhabit the Agatite Mountains and the Valley of Lost Cities. The Kashardi once founded the Sultanate of Kashar, and its capital city of Zangaro.

The Kratheri: ("Red-Men") Originally from Za'har; these peoples fled from the horrors of the Deskari and migrated to eastern Corwyn, where they were eventually enslaved by Thannish colonists from Eldara. The Kratheri people speak Krathic and Thannish.

The Kunda: Originally from Azoria; these ancient people were enslaved by the Serpent-folk of Nagendra and almost completely eradicated. Now, the remaining tribes live in seclusion, deep within the Sanjaara Jungle. One particular Kunda tribe, the "Na-Ja," still thrives in southern Azoria today.

The Olman: Originally from Za'har, these people once founded a great civilization on Za'har called Ataclan. Eventually, the Olman fled from the horrors of Deskari and sailed to Azoria, and founded the Olman Empire, which was later destroyed by the Eloysians. Today, the only remaining Olman city-state is Xamaclan, which is located on the Olman Islands.

The Ralani: ("Southlanders") Originally from Southlands, these people once created the ancient civilizations of Asgamoth and Ralas. Today, they inhabit the nations of Kendar, Rennsfar, and Serathyr. The Ralani speak Ralat. The Ralani people are made up of three distinct ethnic groups; the Asgari, the Catalans, and the Mazareen.

The Ryndar: ("Rynnish," Moorlanders") Originally from the Moors, these people founded the kingdom of Alveron. The Ryndar people are made up of three distinct ethnic groups; the Amari, the Amador, and the Dhurlan.

Shadurians: Originally from Azoria; these ancient peoples founded the lost empire of Sha'Dur; they are thought to now be completely extinct. The Shadurians spoke Duric.

The Shorafi: Originally from the deepest deserts of Corwyn; these ancient peoples founded the lost desert empire of Shorafa in the Sea of Sand; they are thought to now be completely extinct.

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The Thaldain: ("Icelanders") Originally from Corwyn's arctic Northern Peninsula, these peoples once created the lost kingdom of Thalar. Today, inhabit the nation of Marundi. The Thaldain speak Thalari.

The Thann: ("Thannish") Originally from the Heartlands, the THanns are Corwyn's largest humand ethnic group. Their ancestors once founded the great kingdoms of Valdor and Rhodara. Today, they inhabit several kingdoms; Eldara, Gwynne, Orel, and Thûle. The Thanns speak Thannish.

The Üthrari: Originally from eastern Corwyn; these savage people founded the nation of Üthrar.

The Vaas: ("Highlanders") Originally from the Highlands region of Corwyn, this large ethnic group inhabits the nations of Derianor, Elyria, and Erindar. The Vaas people are divided into nine ethnic groups, but all speak a variant of Vaasi.

the Velskir: These barbarian tribes are descendants of the ancient people of the lost Sokoro Union. Today, they inhabit the Sokoro Highlands.

The Verassi: These peoples founded the Verassi Dominion. Today, they inhabit the southern regions of Azoria.

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The Vilzari: ("Southrons," "Dunlanders") Originally from the deepest deserts of Corwyn, these ebony-skinned people evolved from the Shorafi race. Today, they inhabit the nations of Vilzar, and Nimbor.

The Wildfolk; also known as the "Nolar," or "Stone Barbarians," these barbarians are part of the race of Vaas who did not assimilate into the civilized cultures of Derianor or Erindar. Today, they inhabit the Wildlands region.