As the Eastern Triad marks an age of war in which races were created as weapons of war, the western races delineate an age in which the dragons began to create more subtle tools.  Cinnae, Dartinae, and Timzinae each show the marks of creation for specific uses.

The Cinnae, when compared to all other races, are thin and pale as sprouts growing under a bucket.  However, they have a marked talent in the mental arts, though the truly deep insights have tended to escape them.  As the Jasuru are a first attempt at a warrior caste, so the Cinnae may be considered as a rough outline of the races that follow them.

The Dartinae, while dating their creation from the same time, do not share in the Cinnae’s slightly better than rudimentary intelligence.  Rather, their race was clearly built as a labor force for mining efforts.  Their luminescent eyes show a structure unlike any other race, or indeed any known beast of nature.  Their ability to navigate in utterly lightless caves is unique, and they tend to have the lithe frames one can imagine squeezing through cramped caves deep underground.  Persistent rumors of a hidden Dartinae fortress deep below the earth no doubt spring from this, as no just structure has ever been found, nor would it be likely to survive in a absence of sustainable farming.

The Timzinae are, in fact, the only race whose place in the order of creation is unequivocally known.  The youngest of the races, they date from the final war of the dragons.  Their dark, insectile scales provide little of the protection that the Jasuru enjoy, but they are capable of utterly encasing the living flesh, even to the point of sealing all bodily orifices including ears and eyes.  Their precise function as a tool remains obscure, though some suggest it might have been beekeeping.

Pages in category "Western Triad"

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