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  • Region

    h4. Western Xioquen vs Eastern Xioquen The two major regions of the realm called Xioquen can be separated as West and East. As a result of long-forgotten geomantic disasters, the central part of the continent is split by the so-called 'broken lands' …

  • Religions

    For the most part there aren't many widespread religions on Xioquen but rather a varied collection of local, tribes or ethnic beliefs and folk religions. In it's current state, Xioquen does not really have much support for world-wide religions with …

  • The Carriers

    A major, or at least commonplace, force in the lives of the various people living in [[Eshre]] (and to a lesser extent [[Nenshar]]), the Carriers take it's name from it's priests who are water carriers. In the dryer land of the west, where rain only occur …

  • Keh-Zeh

    *Keh-Zeh* (Home-Land) is a region of Xioquen primarily inhabited by the [[Kowez]]-tribe [[Grey Men | Grey Men]]. It contain everything between the Eastern Wall Mountains to the rivers of Eshre, not counting the human Hearthlands (which technically are …

  • Eshre

    *Eshre* is the westernmost region of Xioquen, a land primarily composed of scrub plains, rocky badlands, savannah and fertile riverbed, the only source of water available year-long. Compared to the rest of Xioquen, Eshre is a much harsher environments, …

  • Races

    h4. Human On other worlds, in distant realms, humans would be considered the baseline and default race. That is not quite the case on Xioquen. While all major, sentient races which inhabit this world descend or relate to ancient humans in some shape or …

  • Grey Men

    The Grey Men, as the name implies, are gray. Their skin is any shade of grey (exact shade varying between individuals and phenotype) and their hair and eyes any shade between white and black with the few odd very dark blue. Most of them tend toward long, …

  • Kowez

    The *Kowez* are the first sapient race encountered by the human pilgrims. They are a race of Grey Men and thus their name is usually erroneously applied to all Grey Men by humans, even if they belong to other cultures. h4. Appearance The Kowez are …

  • Alzardi

    Alzardi are a mixture of Grey Men, Zeymed and other stock. Physically their appearance is similar to the human-like Grey Men but the mingling of other stock make their skin usually a more brownish or beige tone, hinting that the Zeymedean had a skin tone …

  • Eshrite

    The *Eshrite* are the most common ethnic group in the region of Eshre, which they are named after. They are a semi-nomadic Alzardi people with a strong influence of Grey Men blood, sharing a distant ancestry with the Grey Men of the Kowez tribe. h4. …

  • Delnerite

    *Delner* are also known as the mutilators or the mutilated folks. Native to the edge of Eshre, where it meet Keh-Zeh, Delnerite are practitioners of the *Sorcery of Renouncement*, which is entirely centered around self-sacrifice and mutilation. This …

  • Nensharite

    The *Nensharite* are the south-western people of Xioquen, who descend from the Zeymedean and travelers from afar, who emerged centuries ago from the Night Roads in the endless desert. They are somewhat unique on Xioquen due to their beliefs. h4. …

  • Sorcery

    Even in the diminished and broken world of Xioquen, sorcery (or 'low magic') remain a present force in some shape or form. While entire arts and crafts may be forever lost, there are still ways for the inhabitants of Xioquen to practice sorcery. * *Curse …

  • Tanshar

    Bullies, raiders and slavers the *Tanshar* are the bane of the north-west of Xioquen. Their exact history is unclear but they are presumed to once have been a nomadic tribe, like the Eshrite. Whatever their history or ancestry may be, such a detail has …

  • Monsters

    By many accounts, there would be many creatures which would be classifiable as 'monsters' which love on Xioquen yet are completely natural creatures. On Xioquen, the wildlife is often large, dangerous and alien. Monsters are thus these creatures which are …

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