An Animus Bestiary: Draiads

DESCRIPTION:

Close relatives of naiads and alseids, draiads are green-haired humanoids with wood-like skin.  They are native to large forests.

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

Driope, member of Garuda.

CREATION:

As with naiads and alseids, I found the nature nymph varieties interesting and decided to add them to my imago races, adding males to the all-female mythology.

NAME ORIGIN:

In Greek mythology they are call “dryads,” but I altered the spelling to show their close relation to naiads.

LANGUAGE:

Draiads speak Panglossa and Akhai.

NAMES:

All draiads have Greek names.

CULTURE:

Like alseids, draiads make their living by farming, but unlike their green cousins they are ferocious in battle and have strong command of Animus-based abilities.  They live in small villages far from civilization and the encroachment of human development.

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