The Alaran were are a great warrior species, who made it their sole purpose to become the world's strongest army in order to act as the world's peacekeepers. They took great pride in being the strongest army, but also in being diplomats, negotiators and mediators.
The Alaran were masters of warfare who marched their army to fight any armed force sent to take aggressive military action. Their system of scouts supplied them with up to date information on the movements of all known military forces on the continent.
The Alaran were the primary resident species of the Alaran Republic.
The Alaran Warrior Creed
I have no parents: I make the heavens and Earth my parents.
I have no home: I make awareness my home.
I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.
I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power.
I have no means: I make understanding my means.
I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secret.
I have no body: I make endurance my body.
I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightning my eyes.
I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears.
I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs.
I have no strategy: I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.
I have no design: I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.
I have no miracles: I make right action my miracles.
I have no principles: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.
I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
I have no talents: I make ready wit my talent.
I have no friends: I make my mind my friend.
I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy.
I have no armor: I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.
I have no castle: I make immovable mind my castle.
I have no sword: I make absence of mind my sword.
The Alaran Corruption
The Alaran Corruption came after the Harg invasion of the continent. The Harg invasion forces from a chain of islands of the continents coast managed to bypass the majority of the Alaran scout system when they came to plunder a town and cities along the coastline. As such the Alarans were alerted too late to be able to mobilize and intercede in the battle between the Harg and a city's defence force.
The battlefield where the confrontation had taken place was a mass of blood, carnage and death. The Harg had taken the elderly, the women and children from all the towns and villages they had passed during their invasion. Then during battle they had used them as living meat shields and executed those who survived the battle.
Having seen the depths these invaders were willing to plumb the Alarans came to a chilling conclusion. That they must make the consequences of what the Harg had done so horrific that no army would ever dare consider doing the same.
So the Alaran mages began research into a new devastatingly powerful magic. The new magic was to be fueled by the energy produced from negative emotion. Due to this property is was dubbed "Dark Magic". However in its early development it was discovered to be unstable and consumed the user as often as it did what the user wanted. The Alaran mages concluded that the only way to make the magic stable would be to bind it to the blood of the caster.
The first experiment to bind Dark Magic to the blood of a caster was also the last. The true power of the magic was not fully understood and instead of merely binding to the blood of the caster, it bound to the blood of all living Alarans.
When the Dark Magic bound to their blood suddenly and without warning it was too much for most to control, many of whom had never attempted to control magic before. Those who were unable to control the power were consumed by it and wiped out of existence. Very few amongst the population survived the initial shock, many more died whilst trying to master their new power. After the dust settled only around 5,000 Alarans remained alive, less than 1% of the population. Their civilization fell and they became and endangered species. The survivors ended up being spread across the continent after 'The Harg Reckoning'.
Dark Magic is the type of magic unique to Alarans that is fueled by the energy produced by negative emotion. It was also the cause of The Alaran Corruption and the consequent fall of their civilisation. After the Dark Magic was bound to their blood Alarans became unable to use any other kind of magic.
- All Alaran's are blonde with Green Eyes.