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Coastal aumaua

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Coastal aumaua
Aumaua female PoE1 portrait 1 lg.png
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Race
Playable
yes
Racial talent

Coastal aumaua are a sub-race of aumaua in Pillars of Eternity and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Origin and prevalence[edit | edit source]

Coastal aumaua live in a conquered mainland region, mostly along the coast of the northern hemisphere - lands they conquered by displacing or conquering Thyrtan, Natlan, and orlan communities out.

They are very rare in the Dyrwood, and as the result of an ancient campaign in the northern continent, people in the Dyrwood tend to associate the coastal aumaua with a more aggressive warlike reputation. This is not entirely accurate. However, it has led to a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby many coastal aumaua in Dyrwood are mercenaries, bodyguards, or soldiers.[1]

Appearance and culture[edit | edit source]

While physiologically similar to island aumaua, the coloration of coastal aumaua is starkly different - blue and green. Their culture is more centralized and urban than their island cousins, though both groups are involved in seafaring.

From the Pillars of Eternity Guidebook: Volume One:

  • Features: Very wide nose bridges and widely spaced eyes. Rectangular or square faces. Narrow, almond, or round eyes. Long skulls with prominent domes. Slightly webbed hands and feet (below the second knuckle). Long arms. Tiny ears that barely protrude from the head.
  • Skin: Cool tones, often blues, grays, or greens running into (fish-like) white.
  • Hair: Silver, blond, strawberry blond, brown. Straight or wavy texture.
  • Eyes: Yellow, silver, blue, gold, green, brown

In-game description[edit | edit source]

Viewed as a warlike race, the coastal aumaua live in a mainland region along the coasts of the northern hemisphere - lands they conquered by pushing Thyrtan (meadow folk), Natlan (savanna folk), and orlan communities out. Their culture is more centralized and urban than their island cousins, though both groups are involved in seafaring. Coastal aumaua are very rare in the Dyrwood, but those that do make the journey usually do so as mercenaries, bodyguards, or soldiers.
~ Pillars of Eternity in-game cyclopedia

Viewed by many in the Old Empires and Eastern Reach as a warlike race, the coastal aumaua are dominantly from the northern nation of Rauatai. Though they originated in the Deadfire Archipelago thousands of years ago, time and distance have divorced them from their distant Huana kin. Coastal aumaua are less intimately connected to the sea than island aumaua and are distinguished by their cool skin tones.
~ Deadfire in-game cyclopedia

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Coastal Aumaua are one of the playable races in Pillars of Eternity.

Their racial bonus talent is:

In Pillars of Eternity
In Deadfire

Notable characters[edit | edit source]

In Pillars of Eternity[edit | edit source]

The White March - Part II

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pillars of Eternity, Game Manual