Human

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Humans (or "folk") are one of the civilized races that inhabit Eora. There is great ethnic diversity between humans in different regions of the world. In Pillars of Eternity there are three sub-races of humans: Meadow, Ocean, and Savannah folk.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The origin of humanity is something yet unknown. However, they are certainly an ancient race, first known record {to us} refer to Human tribes that formed the Aedyr Empire in 300 AI, it along with Grand Empire of Vailia has been expansive empire which led the way for Human expansion into colonies thousands of miles away.

Of all the races in Dyrwood, humans are the most abundant. They run the middle of the road when it comes to physical prowess - stronger than orlan, weaker than aumaua – and as a standard live 60-100 years.[1]

Subraces[edit | edit source]

Meadow folk Ocean folk Savannah folk
Name: Thyrtan
(THEER-tan, “fair” in Aedyran)
Calbandra
(cahl-BAHN-drah, “warm ring” in Vailian)
Natlan
(NAHT-lahn, “origin” or “original”)
Origin: Originally from the far north and migrated south over thousands of years.[2] Have traditionally lived at the edge of Sceltrfolc lands, working the open plains. Originally lived near the equator for many millennia, the true meaning of the name is "warm ring" but to most they are known as "Ocean folk".[2] From the Ixamitl Plains northeast of Dyrwood. Though they have migrated north heavily, most of the ethnic group has remained in the same location for well over 10,000 years.[1]
Prevalence: The most common human sub-race in Aedyr, Dyrwood, and Readceras. They can also be found in small numbers in the Vailian Republics.[1] The most widespread human ethnicity in the (known part of the) world. They are the dominant culture of Old Vailia and the Vailian Republics, though they are also common in the Dyrwood.[1] Uncommon in the Dyrwood and Vailian Republics. They are more common in Readceras and very rare in Aedyr.
Culture: Known as great seafaring folk. Their culture is reminiscent of Renaissance-era Italy. Their outfits are Bulgarian- and Ethiopian-inspired.[3]
Appearance: Human female PoE1 portrait 03 lg.png
Fair skin and a variety of hair and eye colors, with blue and green being common.
Human male PoE1 portrait 07 lg.png
Dark skin complexion, and loose or tightly kinked hair.
Human male PoE1 portrait 08 lg.png
Olive skinned, looking similiar to Mesoamericans.

Notable Humans[edit | edit source]

See the pages for each of the three sub-races.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Humans are known for their strength and willpower, and gain a +1 bonus to Might and a +1 bonus to Resolve.

Unlike most races, all racial subtypes share the same mechanical bonus:

  • Fighting Spirit: Once per encounter, 5 seconds after being reduced below 50% Endurance, Folk temporarily gain bonuses to Accuracy and damage.

In-game description[edit | edit source]

Humans (commonly called "folk") are the most common race in the Dyrwood, the Aedyr Empire, Old Vailia, and the Vailian Republics. Though not as large as the towering aumaua, humans are known for their strength and willpower.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pillars of Eternity, Game Manual
  2. 2.0 2.1 Spring.me post by Josh Sawyer
  3. Forum post by Josh Sawyer