I’ll be assisting Niko in this project. I’ve written a few things that might spark a few of your interests.
Some lore as far as the Ancients goes, as well as the currently anonymous “cyclops” tribe:
“Some centuries ago, the humans of Orderia used to roam together, in peace. Located in a some-what large village near a group of civilized yet messy and strictly religous “cyclops”, the human race was led by nobody, no monarch, no lord, just a simple courtsey of “don’t mess with me, I won’t me…ss with you”. Over time, years and years passed, of course, sin was common, which was no suprise. Humans became more greedy the more land they got, and the more respected they became socially. People started committing more and more crimes, stealing more and more precious treasures, and murdering more and more of their innocent neighbors. Chaos began to plague the humans village, until 4 elders rose up in power. They attempted to create 4 different districts ruled by the 4 different elders. This just angered the people even more, and eventually all 4 elders were brutally murdered in the mess. Humans began to flee the village, to the outskirts of the “cyclop” villages. Some fled farther than others, and some in different directions. Many fled to a nearby volcano, others took homage near a flourishing ocean, a large cavernous cave held even more humans and “cyclops”. A nearby temple that touched the sky was a common habitat for these wandering humans. Each different “cyclops” tribe had its own Chieftan, possibly the only remaining creatures on Orderia to harness the power to cast magic. Humans were fascinated by the power this new magic brought. Determined humans pestered the Chieftans to teach them this magic, and eventually the Chieftans and humans came to a deal. If the Chieftans taught the humans how to use magic, they had to create an eye for the blind “cyclops”. The humans quickly accepted the deal, and years and years went by. These people are know today as Ancients and along with the Chieftans, are the only races to harness the power to cast magic. Each Chieftan knew a different strand of magic. The Chieftan of the Volcano tribe taught humans Fire, or “Pyro”. Chieftan of the temple tribe taught humans air, or “Anima”. The cave humans were taught Earth, or “Terra”, and the ocean humans were taught Water, or “Aqua”. Magic brought the human race together, in peace and ordance with each other.”
Heres a little more on the cyclops tribe thats along Callapar, currently known as “cyclops” or “Ogres”:
“The Eyedrom tribes are located all around Callapar, a not-so-large yet vast land. The Eyedrom tribes body are about 6-7 feet in height, and around 225+ pounds, with a socket, yet no eye. Eyedrom tribes contain 4 different chiefs or sub-divisons of the tribe called “Secundas”. Secundas contain …4 different elements, Anima (known as Spirit/Air), Terra (known as Earth) Aqua, (known as water) and Pyro (known as fire). Each element is harnessed by one chief of the Secunda. One Chief named Zorgzugg lives near in the temple of Anima. Another chief named Digdorg roams the caves, teaching Terra. Flamguzz takes peace near a volcano where he harnesses the power of Pyro. Named the ocean of Zembella (by the Eyedrom tribe), the Cheif Zembella rules near the ocean. Eyedroms are not very clean, being so big they tend to be clumsy and leave things around their soicety and own homes. Though, Eyedrom tribes are extremely religous, cave paintings and idols are not something you won’t see everyday. Cave paintings and idols will represent elephants, the supposed God for the Eyedrom tribe. The elephant is the only creature in Oderia that is endagered. It is the only creature who’s eye can be enchanted and used to give to the Eyedrom, as an eye. In exchange for puny human service, the Chief’s taught the humans how to harness magic in exchange for the mass production of enchanted elephant eyes. The Eyedrom tribe insists that if they worship and believe the elephants are the key to Heaven, then they will be given what they deserve; an eye.”
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