THOSE OTHER MORE MYSTERIOUS FOLKS.
In the section above, I have introduced to you the most common folk of this continent. But aside from those folks, there also stories and sometime artefacts which was left behind by, said… more mysterious peoples, drown in myths and legends. So let talk about them.
All the information I had acquired about this race of peoples, only come from folk tales. Those tales spoke of a strange folks called Lizardman, tall creatures they are, approximate 2 metres high, with a flat nose-less face, big mouth and eyes and a snake like neck. Their face and limbs all covered in reptile-like scales, difference from other folks they only have 4 fingers and toes instead of five. The tales also says that they are extremely strong and fierce, and use to be an elite force in service for Varlann empire in the Hundred Years War.
At first, I thought this is just myth of the Valaurea’s folks. Until one day, I have a chance to visit a wealthy nobleman and be shown his collection of artefacts. In that big display hall, many of his collection of ancient vases and paintings, contain depiction of long neck tall figure. But I still remain sceptical and think those were just a stylized depiction of human for some ancient artistic preference. Until he shows me a skeleton, although the skeleton is only partially completed of an upper body but it has me intrigue. Now, I’m not a medical student or anything like that, but I still thing I have some knowledge about the human skeleton through books I’d read. And that skeleton’s skull, is lack some feature, that is the frontal bone is smooth and the nasal bone is missing. Especially is the neck, human neck only has 7 bones, but the skeleton he shown me have 15. Not only that, the forearm’s bone is exceptionally long, almost as long as my arm. An interesting specimen indeed, maybe lizardman is real?
The Dragon folk
Like Lizardman, this is a very mythicized race, and I only known through stories. And the stories don’t tell much information about this people, they don’t leave behind any monument, ruin, or tomb, temple, neither any writing. Only painting, artistic depiction and literature of other folks about them and the retold of their folktales. But one thing for sure that is the Dragon folk is indigenous people of Varlaurea. The tales says, their appearance is resemblance of the Downers and Uppers except for horns on their head. They also say they’re exceptional in magic, some say they’re even powerful than the mages of other folks. Their magic ability also allowed them to communicating without open their mouth, so that’s why they don’t have the need for writing. Especially they excel as true transformation magic, and able to transform into all kind of shapes and size, but they’re fond of a shape that resemblance what our world’s image of a dragon. Anh the tales also state, that they had a conflict which escalated into a full scale war called “the Hundred Years War” with the Elvas.
The name “Dragon folks” in fact was created by me based on their appearance when transformed.
All my information about the so call Elvas is just like of the Dragon folks, which it not much, these two are the most mysterious races of this continent, and mysterious of them all is the Elvas. No one knows the Elvas origin, neither their history. Are they also immigrant like the Uppers, Downers and Orc? If so where are they come from? When did they came? No one knows. All of the oldest stories I had found say nothing about their origin, just some simple statement that they have been on Varlaurea for a long, long time.
From the description of legends, they’re tall, elegance and beautiful. Always appeared with a long, colourful hair, they lived harmony with nature and in many beautiful cities amid the forest in the northern part of the continent.
I had once visit a site that believe to be the ruin of an Elvas city, at a big forest of Varlaurea, the forest called “the Internal Forest” because the locals said in ancient time, when the Elvas still dwell in the wood, due to their magic, the forest’s foliage is always green despite the seasons. Stand among those vine covered ruins I wonder. Who are these peoples? And if they’re real, what are they look like? What does their language sound like? And the most importance thing is what kind of story they would tell me? Gaze upon those ruin, all I can says is “it’s a shame”
From “A journey to Varlaurea continent” by Chickknight Greenleaf.
Chapter 2 “The folks of Varlaurea”.