Aelotoi

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Aelotoi
Aelotoi.gif
Decay Timer 10 minutes
Spirit Regeneration 1 per 4 min, ×2 on node
Height 5' to 6', max 6.5'
Weight 68 to 203 lbs.
Languages Common, Elven, Aelotian

Newly arrived in Elanthia from a home where they served as a slave race, the Aelotoi loosely follow the direction of their rebellion leaders, but by and large they prefer to simply enjoy their families and explore their new home. They are so fresh from slavery that they are not yet empowered by the ego necessary to have a detailed political structure, with all its inherent struggles for power.

The Aelotoi are humanoid, standing an average of 5 to 6 feet tall. They are thin with slight bone structure. They greatly resemble humans, except their heads are slightly larger, their eyes are slightly larger. Their eyes are their most distinctive facial feature, the iris being always of dark hues (dark green, brown or black) and having no whites at all; the pupil of the eye is round.

Most interestingly, the Aelotoi are winged creatures. While their wings made them valuable for slave work on their home world, they are not strong enough to fight the gravitational pull of Elanthia. Thus, they are flightless. The wings fold against the back, and are diaphanous, insect-like, and can have varying shades of golds to silvers, greens, blues and browns. It is often easy to tell how an Aelotoi is feeling based on the position of his or her wings.

Statistics

Bonuses and Penalties
Strength Constitution Dexterity Agility Discipline Aura Logic Intuition Wisdom Influence
Bonuses -5 0 +5 +10 +5 0 +5 +5 0 -5

For statistic growth rates by profession, see List of statistic growth rates#Aelotoi.

Other Characteristics
Spirit Off Node 1 per 4 min Decay Timer 10 min
Max Health 120 Base Regeneration 1
Weight Factor 0.6767 Encumbrance Factor 0.75
Maneuver Bonus Good Elemental TD 0
Spiritual TD 0 Mental TD 0
Sorcerer TD 0 Poison TD 0
Disease TD  ??


Cultures

The three Aelotoi clans formed out of their distinct responsibilities during slavery.

Mrae'ni

The smallest of the three Aelotoi clans, members of this group lived scattered among the mining camps of the old Aelotoi homeworld. The Mrae'ni worked primarily underground as healers and performing minor magics to aid their people in enduring their slavery under kiramon rule, and thus their interests have evolved towards the mind. In their new home on Elanthia, they are actively pursuing the craft of healing, knowledge of plants, animals, and all things magical. The Mrae'ni are highly interested in all the elves are willing to teach them on these intellectual subjects.

In the Aelotian language, healers are known as raeno (m.) or raeni (f.).

Vaer'sah

This group of Aelotoi are refugees from the roving colony of slave workers that the kiramon employed to scour their old homeworld's surface for potential mining sites. Because they had somewhat more freedom than the other two clans as they roved the planet's surface, individuals within this group are also among the most resourceful and forward-thinking of their race. Because of their background, the members of this clan are most interested of the Aelotoi in pursuits such as tracking and stealth, but are not above lifting the occasional purse. The Vaer'sah have taken to wandering the continent of Elanith, much as they did their old homeworld.

In the Aelotian language, travelers are known as vaerno (m.) or vaerna (f.).

Gaeh'deh

The Gaeh'deh are revered by the other Aelotoi clans, for they bore the brunt of the physical labor demanded by their kiramon masters. Spread among all the mining sites across their home planet, the Gaeh'deh did the hard labor required to extract the metals, minerals, and other natural resources the kiramon demanded. Any Gaeh'deh would nearly always volunteer to take punishments in a Mrae'ni clan member's stead, to spare those selfless caregivers additional torment. The Gaeh'deh have, by virtue of their labors, become the warriors among the Aelotoi. They are most interested in learning all they can about the weapons and combat styles of their new home on Elanith, but still hover protectively near the members of Mrae'ni.

In the Aelotian language, warriors are known as aehdo (m.) or aehda (f.).

Verbs

BLINK <creature> - You steel your mind against any potentially threatening energy that might come from (target). - Aelotoi gazes narrowly at (target), smoothly maintaining his composure.
BLINK <object> - You briefly shut your eyes and listen intently to <target>. - Aelotoi briefly shuts her eyes and listens intently to <target>.
BLINK <self> - Shutting your eyes, you close off your mind to the world around you, grateful for the silence. - Aelotoi shuts his eyes for a brief moment.
BLINK <person> - You close your eyes and listen intently to <target>, faintly sensing his energy in the back of your mind. - Aelotoi closes his eyes and turns an ear towards <target>, listening to him/her with a curious expression.
BOW WINGS - You bow low, spreading your wings for all to see. - Aelotoi bows low, spreading her wings for all to see.
BOW WINGS <target> - You turn to (target) and bow low, spreading your wings for all to see. - Aelotoi turns to you and bows low, spreading her wings for all to see.
FLAP - You flap your wings in a steady beat. - Aelotoi flaps her wings in a steady beat.
FLAP <person> - You flap your wings at <person>. - Aelotoi flaps her wings at you.
FLAP <self> - You give your wings a rapid shiver. - Aelotoi shivers her wings.
FLAP <object> - You glance at a curtained opening and flap your wings. - Aelotoi just flapped her wings at a curtained opening.
FLUTTER - You flutter your wings creating a gentle breeze about yourself. - Aelotoi flutters her wings stirring the air slightly.
FLUTTER <person> - You flutter your wings at <person>. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at you.
FLUTTER <object> - You turn your head towards <target> and flutter your wings. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at <target>.
FLUTTER AFRAID - You flutter your wings and cower back a little bit. - Aelotoi flutters her wings and cowers back a little.
FLUTTER AFRAID <person> - You flutter your wings and cower back a little bit from <person>. - Aelotoi flutters her wings and cowers back from you.
FLUTTER AFRAID <object> - You flutter your wings and cower away from the opening. - Aelotoi flutters her wings and cowers away from a opening.
FLUTTER ANGRY - You flutter your wings and scowl. - Aelotoi flutters her wings and scowls.
FLUTTER ANGRY <target> - You flutter your wings and scowl at <person>. - Aelotoi flutters her wings and scowls at you.
FLUTTER ANNOYED - You flutter your wings and end it by sharply snapping them to your body. - Aelotoi flutters her wings sharply as she snaps them to her body.
FLUTTER ANNOYED <target> - You flutter your wings at <person> and end it by sharply snapping them to your body. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at you and sharply snaps them to her body.
FLUTTER BASHFUL - You flutter your wings gently as your cheeks blush soft pale rose. - Aelotoi flutters her wings as her cheeks blush a shade of soft pale rose.
FLUTTER BASHFUL <target> - You flutter your wings gently at <person> as your cheeks blush soft pale rose. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at you as her cheeks blush a shade of soft pale rose.
FLUTTER BORED - You lazily flutter your wings. - Aelotoi flutters her wings lazily.
FLUTTER BORED <person> - You glance at <person> and lazily flutter your wings. - Aelotoi glances at you and flutters her wings lazily.
FLUTTER BORED <object> - You lazily flutter your wings at the opening. - Aelotoi flutters her wings lazily at a opening.
FLUTTER CALM - You calmly flutter your wings in time to some unheard music. - Aelotoi calmly flutters her wings to an unheard rhythm.
FLUTTER CALM <target> - You calmly flutter your wings at <person> in time to some unheard music. - Aelotoi calmly flutters her wings at you to an unheard rhythm.
FLUTTER CRAZY - You flutter your wings wildly as if they were on fire. - Aelotoi flutters her wings wildly. She knows they're attached, right?
FLUTTER CRAZY <person> - You glance at <person> and flutter your wings wildly as if they were on fire. - Aelotoi glances at you and flutters her wings wildly. She knows they're attached, right?
FLUTTER CRAZY <target> - You flutter your wings wildly at the opening as if they were on fire. - Aelotoi flutters her wings wildly at a opening. She knows they're attached, right?
FLUTTER FLASHY - You flutter your wings, flashing them for all to see. - Aelotoi flutters her wings out wide for all to see.
FLUTTER FLASHY <person> - You flutter your wings, flashing them at <person>. - Aelotoi turns towards you and flutters her wings out wide for you to see.
FLUTTER FLASHY <object> - You flutter your wings, flashing them at the opening. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at a opening.
FLUTTER HAPPY - You flutter your wings, while bouncing in place happily. - Aelotoi flutters her wings happily, bouncing in place.
FLUTTER HAPPY <person> - You flutter your wings at <person>, while bouncing in place happily. - Aelotoi flutters her wings at you happily, bouncing in place.
FLUTTER HAPPY <object> - You flutter your wings at the opening, bouncing in place happily. - Aelotoi flutters her wings happily at a opening.
FLUTTER NERVOUS - Your wings flutter with a slight trembling in them. - Aelotoi's wings flutter, trembling slightly.
FLUTTER NERVOUS <person> - Your wings flutter with a slight trembling in them and turn away from <person>. - Aelotoi's wings flutter, trembling slightly as she turns away from you.
FLUTTER NERVOUS <object> - Your wings flutter at the opening with a slight trembling in them. - Aelotoi's wings flutter at a opening, trembling slightly.
FLUTTER SCARED - You flutter your wings, trying to hide behind them. - Aelotoi attempts to hide her head behind her fluttering wings.
FLUTTER SCARED <person> - You flutter your wings, trying to hide from <person> behind them. - Aelotoi attempts to hide her head from you behind her fluttering wings.
FLUTTER SCARED <object> - You flutter your wings, trying to hide behind them from the opening. - Aelotoi attempts to hide from a opening behind her fluttering wings.
FLUTTER TIRED - You flutter your wings momentarily, before letting them droop. - Aelotoi flutters her wings before they droop tiredly.
FLUTTER TIRED <target> - You flutter your wings momentarily, before glancing at <person> and letting them droop. - Aelotoi glances at you, flutters her wings, and lets them droop tiredly.
FOLD WINGS - You fold your wings across your back. - Aelotoi folds her wings across her back.
FOLD WINGS <target> - You glance at <target> and fold your wings across your back. - Aelotoi glances at <target> and folds her wings across her back.
GLARE - You narrow your eyes to mere slits. - Aelotoi narrows her eyes, her dark sclera reduced to mere slits.
GLARE <creature> - You narrow your eyes menacingly at <target>, preparing to hold your ground. - Aelotoi narrows her eyes menacingly at a creature, preparing to hold her ground.
GLARE <object> - You squint, trying to get a closer look at <target>. - Aelotoi squints, trying to get a closer look at <target>.
GLARE <person> - You narrow your eyes, giving (target) a stern look. - Aelotoi eyes (target) with a stern expression, her dark sclera reduced to mere slits.
PREEN - You preen your wings. - Aelotoi preens her wings.
PREEN <target> - You glance at <target> and preen your wings. - Aelotoi glances at <target> and preens her wings.
PREEN <self> (male) - You lift up your chin and straighten out your wings. - Aelotoi lifts up his chin and straightens out his wings.
PREEN <self> (female) - You toss back your head and straighten out your wings. - Aelotoi tosses back her head and straightens out her wings.
PREEN <object> (held or worn, male) - You run your hand over your <object> and preen your wings. - Aelotoi runs his hand over his <object> and preens his wings.
PREEN <object> (held or worn, female) - You finger your <object> and preen your wings. - You finger your <object> and preen your wings.
PREEN <object> (not held or worn) - You glance at <object> and preen your wings. - Aelotoi glances at <object> and preens her wings.
PREEN <creature> (dead) - You preen your wings over the corpse of a {creature}. - Aelotoi preens her wings over the corpse of a creature.
PREEN <creature> (alive) - You preen your wings as you glance at a {creature}. - Aelotoi preens her wings as she glances at a creature.
SNAP WINGS - You feel a fleeting shiver roll through the base of your (color) wings, and you flick them abruptly in response. - Aelotoi shakes off a fleeting shiver and abruptly flicks his rainbow-hued wings in response.
SNAP WINGS <creature> - You rapidly flick your (color) wings at (target) with a composed, yet dauntless cadence. - Aelotoi rapidly flicks his rainbow-hued wings at a creature with a composed, yet dauntless cadence.
SNAP WINGS <object> - You feel a fleeting shiver roll through the base of your (color) wings as you eye <object>, and you flick them abruptly in response. - Aelotoi eyes <object> and shakes off a fleeting shiver, abruptly flicking his rainbow-hued wings in response.
SNAP WINGS <self> - You idly flick your (color) wings for a few moments and sleekly rest them against your back. - Aelotoi idly flicks his rainbow-hued wings for a few moments and sleekly rests them against his back.
SNAP WINGS <person> - You glance at (target), flicking your (color) wings in a downward motion and tightening them stiffly against your back. - Glancing at you, Aelotoi flicks his rainbow-hued wings in a downward motion and tightens them stiffly against his back.
STARE - You fully extend your wings and cautiously study your surroundings. - Aelotoi fully extends his wings, cautiously studying his surroundings.
STARE <creature> - Standing perfectly still, you fully extend your wings and eye (target) cautiously. - Aelotoi fully extends his wings and stands perfectly still, eyeing a creature cautiously.
STARE <object> - You fully extend your wings and eye (target) cautiously. - Aelotoi fully extends his wings, and eyes a glass-covered wood sample table cautiously.
STARE <person> - Standing perfectly still, you fully extend your wings and eye (target) cautiously. - Aelotoi fully extends his wings and stands perfectly still, eyeing you cautiously.
STRETCH WINGS - You stretch, flexing your wings. - Aelotoi stretches, flexing his wings.
TWITCH <target> - As you glance at (target), you begin to twitch your wings with agitation. - As Aelotoi glances at (target), you notice a faint twitch of his wings.
TWITCH (NOT INJURED) - You twitch your wings ever so slightly. - Aelotoi begins to twitch his wings.
TWITCH MINOR NERVES) - Your muscles begin to twitch involuntarily and your wings spasm slightly. - Aelotoi begins to twitch involuntarily and his wings spasm slightly.
TWITCH (MEDIUM NERVES) - You lose control of your muscles for a moment as you are wracked by a fit of convulsions, making you twitch from wing-tip to toe. They subside just as suddenly as they came. - Aelotoi's body is wracked by a sudden fit of convulsions setting his body shaking from wing to toe!
TWITCH (MAJOR NERVES) - You lose all control of your muscles and are wracked by a fit of uncontrollable convulsions that set your body and wings into motion! - Aelotoi doubles over, putting his shaking wings in the air as he is wracked by uncontrollable convulsions!
WAVE WINGS - You gently fan your (color) wings. - Aelotoi gently fans his rainbow-hued wings.
WAVE WINGS <creature> - You spread your (color) wings wide and fan them at (target) in an attempt to appear larger and more intimidating. - Aelotoi spreads his rainbow-hued wings wide and fans them at the creature in a clear attempt at intimidation.
WAVE WINGS <object> - You fan your (color) wings and sweep them forcefully in the direction of (target), but the sudden breeze does nothing to dislodge it. Try harder next time? - Aelotoi fans his rainbow-hued wings and sweeps them forcefully in the direction of (target), but the sudden breeze does nothing to dislodge it.
WAVE WINGS <self> - You fan your (color) wings, stirring up a small breeze about yourself. Refreshing! - Aelotoi fans his rainbow-hued wings, stirring up a small breeze.
WAVE WINGS <person> - You fan your (color) wings at <target>, stirring up the air about him. - Aelotoi fans his rainbow-hued wings at you, stirring the air into a small, focused breeze that swirls about you.

{verb} set {standard/culture}

History

Main article: A Brief History of the Aelotoi

While living on their First World, the Aelotoi were offered sanctuary by the Arkati L'Naere during the Ur-Daemon War. There, on the new world they called Bre'Naere, they developed a peaceful civilization and lived in prosperity—until the kiramon arrived.

On Elanthia, as the power of the Elven Empire waned during the Age of Chaos, many hostile and cunning creatures that had once been kept in check arose to prey on the vulnerable peoples of Elanith. One of these was the insect-like kiramon. Possessing a hive-mind intelligence and a singular will to harvest natural resources to aid their own transcendence, they battled the Illistim elves for a thousand years until at last the Illistim expelled them through a portal to an unknown world.

When the kiramon went through the portal, they found themselves on Bre'Naere. The Aelotoi, having never faced any threats in their history, were unprepared for war and were quickly enslaved by the kiramon. Over the next fifteen thousand years, they toiled under their overseers, harvesting the once-lush world's resources until it became a barren wasteland. Their physical bodies were modified by the kiramon that they might serve better as workers.

In the year 5103, a rift opened in the Wraithenmist near Ta'Illistim, and a band of Aelotoi stumbled through. With their pupil-less eyes and membranous wings, they little resembled the humans that they once were. They were quickly pursued by kiramon hunters, but the Illistim guard fought the kiramon back and took in the refugees. In the months that followed, the Aelotoi learned the elven language and recounted their history to their hosts.

On 13 Eoantos, 5103, speaking for a united Council of the Elven Houses, Argent Mirror Myasara announced that the Aelotoi would be granted the right to citizenship in all elven cities. In addition, an abandoned town off Whistler's Pass would be given to the Aelotoi to settle as their new home. The town would become known as Cysaegir.

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