Human


Humans are the most common race found on Exandria.[fn 1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Humans typically stand from 5 feet to just over 6 feet tall, and usually weigh anywhere between 125 to 250 pounds. Human skin tones range from nearly black to very pale, and their hair is typically either black, brown, blonde, or red, with various textures such as curly, kinky, or straight.[2]

Humans are known, on one hand, for their blind ambition, which has resulted in destructive inventions and led to tremendous devastations, but on the other hand they greatly advanced in the artistic fields and "have shown love and compassion to the other mortal peoples of the world". Humans' short life-span motivates their rapid development and drives the expedited progress across many life fields.[3]

Origins[edit | edit source]

Humans are believed to be the third race created by the gods on Exandria. They are the children of Erathis, the Lawbearer and her lover Melora, the Wildmother.[4]

Society[edit | edit source]

Tal'Dorei[edit | edit source]

Following the destructions of the Calamity, Vasselheim on the continent of Issylra remained the single known bastions of human survivors (if the human race was present in the land then known as Gwessar (Tal'Dorei), they didn't endure the consequences of the war). Post-Divergence, the expedition departed from Vasselheim heading to take roots on Gwessar, initially settling along the western coast and discovering the other surviving races.[3][5] Though they were not the first people to lay claim to the land of Gwessar, humans would be the first to establish a widespread nation, carefully forging alliances, developing trade relations, and reproducing with other races of the continent.[3]

Around 504 PD, the Kingdom of Drassig initiated the Scattered War, a series of violent conflicts with the city-states of the Dividing Plains and rapid expansion of the human kingdom, which "nearly condemned humankind to an eternal reputation for villainy". The kingdom was dissolved in the aftermath of the war, with the Kingdom of Tal'Dorei ruling as its successor.[6][7] At the end of 810 PD, Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei II abdicated the throne and, following the Chroma Crisis, the kingdom was transformed into a republic.[8]

As of 836 PD, humans are the most populous race of Tal'Dorei. They can be found all across the continent, especially prominent on the shores of the Bladeshimmer Shoreline, across the Dividing Planes, along the Lucidian Coast, and in the region of the Parchwood Timberlands.[3]

Wildemount[edit | edit source]

Two major human powers were formed in Western Wynandir in the wake of the Calamity: the Julous Dominion, formed in the Marrow Valley, and the Dwendalian Empire, formed in the Zemni Fields.[9] Following the Marrow War, the Dwendalian Empire conquered the Dominion, and began to spread its influence until all land between the three mountain ranges, the Cyrios Mountains, the Dunrock Mountains, and the Ashkeeper Peaks was brought under the Empire's banner.[10]

Meanwhile in what is now known as the Menagerie Coast, the Ki'Nau people struck a bargain with the leviathan Uk'otoa, granting them control of the whole Swavain Islands, so long as they worshiped him as their divine protector.[11] Around 400 PD., a group of sailors from Marquet came to the Menagerie Coast and formed an alliance with the Ki'nau. After Uk'otoa was banished by a Marqesian cult of The Cloaked Serpent, the Marquesian colonists declared independence from their original homeland, and in doing so created the Clovis Concord.[12]

Notable humans[edit | edit source]

Campaign 1: Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

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Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein[edit | edit source]

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Exandria Unlimited[edit | edit source]

PCs[edit | edit source]

  • Opal: Hexblade Warlock.

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Campaign 3[edit | edit source]

Exandria Unlimited: Calamity[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Notes

  1. In November 2023, there were more than 300 pages for human character on this wiki. The second place took elven/half-elven characters who had around 200 pages combined.

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Human on D&D Beyond
  2. Player's Handbook, 5th edition, p. 29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 161.
  4. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 1: "Welcome to Tal'Dorei", p. 13.
  5. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 8.
  6. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 4: "Character Options", pp. 161–162.
  7. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 11.
  8. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 12.
  9. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount", p. 15.
  10. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount", p. 16.
  11. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount", p. 17.
  12. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount", p. 18.

Art:

  1. Official art of humans, by Kathryn Wheeler (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.

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