Day 6 World Building from Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds


Day 6: Let Us Make Man in Our Image: Anthropology

Species: Faeries (not the winged kind)

Biology:
Average Height- Faeries of Ethovaa fall to the two extremes. Shorter faeries are between 4’11-5’5 and taller faeries are all taller than 6′.
Average weight- On the slimmer side. None are over weight
Hair- Comes in various unusual colors from pinks to blues and everything in between. Most faeries prefer long lockes, but some do go shorter or shaved.
Eyes- Very unique. Diamond-like, lavender, stormy, gold, etc.
Skin- Faeries skin comes in normal colors
Ears- Long and pointed
Arms- Normal length
Legs-Normal length
Intelligence- Very resourceful and intellectual. They are the smartest sentient beings.
ESP/Psychic Abilities- The healers of this race can sense impending doom. They don’t know exactly what is coming but get gut feelings sometimes for the general idea of what it is (a battle but not how big or who) and prepare for many contingencies. None of the others have any of these abilities.
Magic abilities: Everyone is born with an ability. There are healers, necromancers, spellcasters, and psychokinetics.
Aging in years: They follow the scale of humans (infant is 0-12 months, child 1-17 etc) until they reach about 30 years old. They don’t age like humans as they can live to be up to about 300 years old. A person in their 50s or 60s still looks like their 20s.
Personality: Vary wildly just like humans, but they tend toward more anger and aggression than humans.
Spirituality: 
Theology- All of Ethovaa (humans converted) believes in Dualism.
Main God- Melaena- Goddess of Darkness, Arran- God of Light
Worship Style- How- prayer and offerings, Where- home or anywhere they sleep, Who- Individuals
Powers/Benefits- They control the light and the darkness and sometimes grant prayers, but mostly let the people have free will. Malaena is known from time-to-time to mess with those that pray to Arran (cause blackouts, change the tides, make it storms, etc).
Gender/Family:
Marriage- arranged and strictly monogamous in royalty, everyone else is multisexual and  polygamy is common
Reproduction- child
Family structure- Patriarchal
Social-structure:
Dominant Caste- They are ruled by royalty
Priest- None
Warrior- Qualifications- warriors are all descended from other warriors. The originals were chosen at birth because they were the largest and strongest babies. They are bred to continue this. Privileges- A good portion of them live in Bledgore Realm (the king’s realm), the rest are scattered over the islands surrounding it. They get superior fighting and skill training and eat the best foods.
Worker- The structure of workers is just the rest of the populations (aside from royalty) inheriting skills and trades from generations before them.
Food:
Staple food- meats (like Taalik and Kex)
Favorite spice- they use a lot of hot spices and  started using a good amount of garlic when the humans brought it with them
Public Eateries- There are many taverns across Ethovaa, but Faeries tend to hunt or fish and eat at home
Fashion:
Main Fabric- hide and cloth
Description- they have a medieval style
Architecture:
Main building material- various stones
Characteristic features- medieval style. Homes are usually one story except for royalty.
Biggest building- The King’s castle
Language: Their language is very lyrical in tone and style. Faeries used to use double As when naming most places and animals. The king likes the English language so most of his realms’ names were changed and they all speak American English.
Education:
Where- home
Who (Is education limited by race/class)- Everyone is taught to read and then only the skills they inherit from their families. So royals learn archery, reading, poetry, music,  dancing and men learn hand-to-hand combat
What- Main goal (i.e. job indoctrination)- to continue their family way of life
Recreation:
Entertainment- drama, dance, music, games and archery
Technology:
Transportation- Teleport, foot, steed
Weapons- Melee- they don’t use any daggers or swords, ranged- they use bows & arrows and crossbows, Vehicle- there are no vehicles on Ethovaa
Communications: writing- they prefer paper although nanochips exist, long range- They send paper bespelled to turn into tiny pixies and go to where they are sent. The pixies turn back to paper only when they reach the right destination
Tech level- there is some nanotechnology but most of it is industrial
Economics:
Resources-
Most valuable resource-
Main fuel- crystals (called Bloodstones) found in all mountains and caves
Exchange- coins and barter
Government:
Type-Monarchy
Leader- King Haestingas the Torturous
Taxes- farmers pay in crops and animals and all others pay 20% of what they earn to the king
Military- Purpose- offense and defense, Recruiting- there is none, you are born into military families
Law Enforcement- The king and other royals armies
Courts- Just the king deciding your fate
Punishments- torture or death

 

Species: Elves

Biology:
Average Height- Elves are all taller than 6′.
Average weight- Built long, lean and usually muscular.
Hair- Varying shades of brown, black or white. Ethovaan elves don’t come with red or blond hair. Men and woman alike wear it very long.
Eyes- always shades of blue or green
Skin- unnatural colors like gray, soft pick, blue, green etc.
Ears- Longer than faeries and pointed
Arms- Normal length
Legs-Normal length
Intelligence- They are book smart but lack many social skills
ESP/Psychic Abilities- They can read human minds
Magic abilities: Rune and stone magic
Aging in years: Like faeries, they follow the scale of humans (infant is 0-12 months, child 1-17 etc)  They don’t age like humans and can live even longer than faeries (about 500yrs).
Personality- They tend to be quiet, reserved and serious
Spirituality: 
Theology- All of Ethovaa (humans converted) believes in Dualism.
Main God- Melaena- Goddess of Darkness, Arran- God of Light
Worship Style- How- prayer and offerings, Where- home or anywhere they sleep, Who- Individuals
Powers/Benefits- They control the light and the darkness and sometimes grant prayers, but mostly let the people have free will. Malaena is known from time-to-time to mess with those that pray to Arran (cause blackouts, change the tides, make it storms, etc).
Gender/Family:
Marriage- for everyone but royalty (the royalty are the faeries), they are monogomous but multisexual
Reproduction- child
Family structure- Patriarchal
Social-structure:
Dominant Caste- They are ruled by royalty
Priest- None
Warrior- Qualifications- warriors are all descended from other warriors. The originals were chosen at birth because they were the largest and strongest babies. They are bred to continue this. Privileges- A good portion of them live in Bledgore Realm (the king’s realm), the rest are scattered over the islands surrounding it. They get superior fighting and skill training and eat the best foods.
Worker- The structure of workers is just the rest of the populations (aside from royalty) inheriting skills and trades from generations before them.
Food:
Staple food- rice
Favorite spice- they don’t use many spices
Public Eateries- There are many taverns across Ethovaa, but –like faeries– tend to hunt or fish and eat at home
Fashion:
Main Fabric- silks and other expensives cloths
Description- they have a medieval style
Architecture:
Main building material- various stones
Characteristic features- medieval style. Homes are usually one story except for royalty.
Biggest building- The King’s castle
Language: The faeries are the dominant species since their king rules he land so the elves follow their naming practices but speak Elvish.
Education:
Where- home
Who (Is education limited by race/class)- Everyone is taught to read and then only the skills they inherit from their families. So royals learn archery, reading, poetry, music,  dancing and men learn hand-to-hand combat
What- Main goal (i.e. job indoctrination)- to continue their family way of life
Recreation:
Entertainment-  music and art
Technology:
Transportation- Teleport, foot, steed
Weapons- Melee- daggers, swords, and other pointy stuff, ranged- they use crossbows, but prefer hand-to-hand comabt or magic Vehicle- there are no vehicles on Ethovaa
Communications: writing- They use nanochips and computers, long range- computers
Tech level- there is some nanotechnology but most of it is industrial
Economics:
Resources-
Most valuable resource-
Main fuel- crystals (called Bloodstones) found in all mountains and caves
Exchange- coins and barter
Government:
Type- Monarchy
Leader- King Haestingas the Torturous
Taxes- farmers pay in crops and animals and all others pay 20% of what they earn to the king
Military- Purpose- offense and defense, Recruiting- there is none, you are born into military families
Law Enforcement- The king and other royals armies
Courts- Just the king deciding your fate
Punishments- torture or death

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