Eldrin

The World of Langthil

The Eldrin

Featuring Andorian blue skin and tentacles on their faces, the Eldrin are the “First Race”, and the only that the gods brought to this world from another rather than being created within it – a fact that has lead to them being, as a whole, an arrogant and bigoted people who believe the other races are inherently inferior to themselves.

Physical Description

Eldrin have blue skin that ranges from a medium-dark blue to so pale they almost look white. Their hair is typically along the white-gray-black spectrum, although in the right light you can sometimes catch a hint of color (typically red or yellow); they tend to either wear it short and loose, or long and pulled to the side in either a braid or a ponytail. On their faces, they have between 10-14 short tentacles hanging from their upper lip, concealing their mouths and reaching just about to their chins; the two outermost tentacles are slightly longer and skinnier than the rest. If you were to see inside their mouths (very unlikely, as exposing one’s open mouth is extremely taboo), they have dozens of small teeth which frequently fall out and are constantly replaced.

Their skeletons are one piece, with stiff bone giving way to flexible cartilage at their joints; while this would seem to give them an almost infinite range of motion (and indeed they are far more flexible than even the greatest Human contortionists), their musculature is almost identical to our own, so for all practical purposes their range of motion is similar to ours. Still, it’s virtually impossible to break or even dislocate an Eldrin’s joints.

They’re otherwise humanoid, though they stand slightly taller than Humans and tend to be a touch skinnier. Their lifespans are roughly on par with Humans, though on average they live slightly longer.

Beliefs

The Eldrin believe that they were brought to this world (having been created in a previous one) because they are the greatest of the gods’ creations. They have used this belief in the past to justify enslaving and exterminating entire races.

Cosmology

In Eldrin belief, the gods come from Elthil, or “First World”. From there the gods spread out, and then created Dothil, the “Second World”. The gods created the Eldrin in Dothil.

When the gods created this world – the “Third World”, Langthil – but quickly became frustrated with their repeated failures to create a race that could live up to the Eldrin. As a result, they reached back into Dothil, scooped up the Eldrin, and brought them forth into Langthil, in part to show the other races what they might have been.

Technology

They were picked up from a world devoid of magic in the Mid-to-Late Industrial Era, and dropped into a Stone Age one where magic is very much a real thing. Their memories were (mostly) wiped, and with no infrastructure much of their remaining knowledge was lost, but they still managed to leap into the Medieval Era. In the subsequent millennia in this world, the other races have copied, bought, or stolen technology and are themselves now comparable, but the Eldrin still maintain a technological edge in many areas.

# The Eldrin [TOC] Featuring Andorian blue skin and tentacles on their faces, the Eldrin are the "First Race", and the only that the gods brought to this world from another rather than being created within it -- a fact that has lead to them being, as a whole, an arrogant and bigoted people who believe the other races are inherently inferior to themselves. ## Physical Description Eldrin have blue skin that ranges from a medium-dark blue to so pale they almost look white. Their hair is typically along the white-gray-black spectrum, although in the right light you can sometimes catch a hint of color (typically red or yellow); they tend to either wear it short and loose, or long and pulled to the side in either a braid or a ponytail. On their faces, they have between 10-14 short tentacles hanging from their upper lip, concealing their mouths and reaching just about to their chins; the two outermost tentacles are slightly longer and skinnier than the rest. If you were to see inside their mouths (very unlikely, as exposing one's open mouth is extremely taboo), they have dozens of small teeth which frequently fall out and are constantly replaced. Their skeletons are one piece, with stiff bone giving way to flexible cartilage at their joints; while this would seem to give them an almost infinite range of motion (and indeed they are far more flexible than even the greatest [[Human]] contortionists), their musculature is almost identical to our own, so for all practical purposes their range of motion is similar to ours. Still, it's virtually impossible to break or even dislocate an Eldrin's joints. They're otherwise humanoid, though they stand slightly taller than Humans and tend to be a touch skinnier. Their lifespans are roughly on par with Humans, though on average they live slightly longer. ## Beliefs The Eldrin believe that they were brought to this world (having been created in a previous one) because they are the greatest of the gods' creations. They have used this belief in the past to justify enslaving and exterminating entire races. ### Cosmology In Eldrin belief, the gods come from **Elthil**, or "First World". From there the gods spread out, and then created **Dothil**, the "Second World". The gods created the Eldrin in Dothil. When the gods created this world -- the "Third World", **Langthil** -- but quickly became frustrated with their repeated failures to create a race that could live up to the Eldrin. As a result, they reached back into Dothil, scooped up the Eldrin, and brought them forth into Langthil, in part to show the other races what they might have been. ## Technology They were picked up from a world devoid of magic in the Mid-to-Late Industrial Era, and dropped into a Stone Age one where magic is very much a real thing. Their memories were (mostly) wiped, and with no infrastructure much of their remaining knowledge was lost, but they still managed to leap into the Medieval Era. In the subsequent millennia in this world, the other races have copied, bought, or stolen technology and are themselves now comparable, but the Eldrin still maintain a technological edge in many areas.
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