(This race is no longer playable until it has been re-balanced and re-worked)
History & Culture
The Ca’Liar are an honorable Warrior-Asiatic culture, a fierce race living on a distant continent from Saphriel named Senshi. They believe in honor above all else, and will give their lives if it means having an honorable death. There are currently two sects of the Ca ’Liar. The Empire, led by the Emperor Ri’Shaka, believes that strength and harmony can only be achieved by the strongest leading. This is evident in their war-like tendencies, and violent reactions to most problems. The opposite of the Empire are the Monks. The Monks separated from the Empire due to obvious differences. Whilst the Empire is based on violence, and war. The Monks focus more on inner peace, and tranquility. They study martial arts, and train as warrior monks. The most common form of martial art studied is ‘Mu Qao Nei’, which roughly translates from the Ca’Liar native language to ‘Way of the Tiger-Dragon’.
The Empire has made an effort to burn and destroy recorded history since before Ri’Shaka became the Emperor. The reason for this is believed to be an attempt to keep the people ignorant of their past for easier control over the populace. However, many still remember their history and their times of peace. Back when they had a different way of life, instead focused on achieving balance and peace through the worship of Udero rather than through acts of war and violence.
The Ca’Liar are an honor-bound race, and as such, believe it is higher than life itself that they retain their honor. If one Ca’Liar insults another's honor, the insulted party can announce ‘Shi no kettō’, a duel, in order to regain his honor. The duel takes place at a set time, with both parties on equal footing. Any weaponry is allowed to be used, with the exception of magic. The two parties will then duel until one side is dead, or unable to continue the fight without outside assistance.
Ca'Liar made their way to Saphriel a few years ago from over sea, though there is no major trade routes or ships that make the trip to their lands very often. Making Ca'Liar a minority race. Resulting in their lack of numbers in Saphriel. Very little communication has taken place between the two realms due to political tension, and the Ca'liar emporer has blocked their homeland off from all outsiders aside from the rare occurance of trade, typically done unoffically or just illegally. However the blocked border is only one way, and every so often Ca'liar may venture to Saphriel via these rare trade ships or other means.
The Ca'Liar are one of the three major beastial races in the world. They resemble a cross between both man a cat due to their feline heritage. They are covered from head to toe in fur, which can varry both in thickness, design, legnth, and color from a variety of breeds from their animal counter parts. Such as the stripes of a tiger or the spots of a cheeta. Their fur can come in a variety of browns, yellows, oranges, greys and so on. It typically does not grow extremely long in most places, though it is not uncommon for mains, fur tufts, head hair, and so on to form.
Their faces are close to that of a humans, but with a flatter more feline like nose. Their eyes can be a variety of colors, but will always have the apperance and be like that of a cat's. Rather than human like ears, all Ca'liar have cat like ears that protrude from the top of their skulls. One of their most noticeable features are their digigrade legs and large pawed feline feet, and their cat like tails. Rather than nails, they have retractable feline claws on both their hands and their pawed feet.
They are naturally very athletic and agile in nature due to their animalistic lineage and bodies, holding many natural abilities and traits that their beastial counterpart would have. Typically they live to be anywhere between 80 to 120 years old. It is somewhat rare for a Ca'Liar to have magical potential, with only about 10% of their population being known to have it. Those that do have it however, will only show a single aspect which will always be that of Earth. And much like the other beast races, Ca'liar are able to cast up to medium level in earth magic without a trinket if they have magical potiental. A common trait of the beastial races. The Ca'liar vary greatly in size and build, a trait from their wide range of feline ancestors. Most can be classified by three build types.
Small Build: These Ca'liar are natrually smaller by heritage and are more akin to a smaller version of a human. Most only reach full hight just above five feet. Their builds are far smaller than most, and they lack a great deal of phsyical strength. However these cat folk are far more agile than most.
Medium Build: These Ca'liar are around the size of a human, some a bit taller and larger. Most reach full hight just above six feet or so. Their builds are around the same as a human, and their physical traits are just as similar to them as well aside from being a bit more agile and quick on their feet.
Large Build: These Ca'liar are far larger thanks to their lineage. Some topping off around the size and build of an orc. While far stronger than the other variants of their race, they greaty lack in their speed and grace.
Ca'Liar Naming System
The Ca’Liar naming system is based off of a system of titles in the forms of suffixes and prefixes. The list below shows the available titles for choosing, and will be put at the front or the back of your chosen name.
Examples for using it are as follows:
Dra’Shaksha Daro’Naka La’Kihir Do’Kharjo
Feminine Honorifics Dra = Known for wisdom and wit, or of venerable age Daro = Nimble fingered, lithe of tongue Ko = Respected healer, mage, or scholar, sometimes added to the names of learned ancestors La = Promiscuous maiden
Masculine Honorifics Kar = Thief, clever Ko = Distinctive warrior Kro = Grandparent L/La/Li = Bachelor, young adult Po = Respected physician, scholar, or mage Ta = Esteemed leader of soldiers, trade, or governance
Gender Neutral/Unknown Honorifics Do = Warrior M/Ma = Child, apprentice, term of endearment, also used to imply virginity Qa = Unknown S = Adult
Most of the Ca'liar have a strong sense of honor, and a desire to achieve balance both mentally, physically, and spiritually which all stems from years of devout worship of Udero. For nearly all of their recorded history the Ca'liar have dedicated themselves to the worship and teachings of Udero, a tradition that has extended back for coutnless generations. Because of this, their homeland is dotted with shrines to both Udero and those that they have lost in death. Gifts are usually left at these altars and shrines to honor the menory of their dead, and to bring fortune to those waiting to be judged for their actions in life.
In recent years however, with the rise of their newest emporer. Many attempts have been made to wash away the old traditions to bring about a new war based society. However the majority of the Senshi people still remember the old ways and traditions, and many resist this new war based reign of power. Some flee to other lands if they can, while others have activily tried to rebel in the past, and others simply try to hide away in the forests and mountains of their homeland to avoid this new violence based society.
A strength and a weakness, the fur that covers the bodies of the Ca'liar gives them a resistance to cold weather and some natural elements. However they are not well suited for more arid climates such as mesas and deserts. Resulting in extreme discomfort and a susceptibility to heat stroke.
Thanks to their beastial lineage the Ca'liar are born with pointed feline like teeth, and a set of a natural retracting claws on both their feet and hands.
The Ca'liar have a better sense of both sight and hearing when compaired to other races. Allowing them to better perceive threats and their environment, especially in the dark.
The Ca'liar like the other beastial races are very limited when it comes to magic. Not may of them show potiental for it, but those that do will always show it in only a single aspect, which will always be Earth. And much like the other beast races, Ca'liar are able to cast up to medium level in earth magic without a trinket if they have magical potiental.
The eyes of the Ca'liar are more akin to that of a feline. Allowing them to clearly see in extreme darkness quite well.