An Animus Bestiary: Alseids

DESCRIPTION:

Close relatives of naiads and draiads, alseids are green-skinned humanoids native to forests, open grasslands, highlands, and other unspoiled verdant areas.  Like naiads, they appear beautiful to humans, but their natural allure is not as strong.

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

Agraulos, a traveler Heidrun met in his youth.

CREATION:

I wanted to avoid the most commonly used figures from classical mythology and I found the idea of closely-related, nymph-based races interesting, given their different elemental associations.  As with naiads, I expanded alseids to include males as well.

NAME ORIGIN:

The name was taken directly from Greek mythology.

LANGUAGE:

Alseids speak Panglossa and Akhai.

NAMES:

All alseids have Greek names.

CULTURE:

Alseids are an agrarian people and lack the offensive Animus-based skills found in other imago.  Consequently, they are looked down upon by others and are perceived as weak and cowardly.

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