Elemental Spirit-Touched

Cascada (Water Spirit-Touched)

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Individuals touched with the Water aspect have skin that is tinted in different shades of blue and have marks upon their face that relate to their given elemental aspect, such as blue swirls, water droplets, etc. Their hair is most often shades of black, blue, silver, white, or blonde. The Cascada are fond of fine fabrics, often brightly colored – as if their clothes reflect something shimmering beneath the water and typically wear jewels and other visible signs of wealth.

They are always in motion and will talk with their hands and rarely pause even in combat. These people are not likely to be found sitting around doing nothing. Some Cascada will feel discomfort when not in the sight of water or nearby a source and will often carry a water skin or bottle around with them. Most of the Cascada live among the Vascoll, who have accepted them, using their natural affinity for water to aid them in their trades. They are seen as different, but comrades all the same.

Avani (Earth Spirit-Touched)

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Spirits touched with the earth aspect have skin that is tinted in different shades of green and have marks upon their face that relate to their given elemental aspect such as leaves, vines, and sometimes even flowers. Their hair ranges from the darkest browns to dirty blondes, although light or dark green hair is not unheard of. The Avani tend to dress in sturdy clothing, typically in dark earth tones to show as few stains as possible.

Most of these people are people of the land who usually work with their hands as farmers or craftsmen; working with natural fibers and materials. The Avani only take what they need from the earth and have a great respect for it. Many Avani prefer not to use chairs but rather sit directly on the floor or ground to be as close to the earth as possible. In combat, the Avani can make excellent soldiers, follow orders extremely well, and work best with a plan of action. In Inlyrico, where most Avani come from, they make up the bulk of the warriors in the society. They are seen as protectors and guardians.

Ildri (Fire Spirit-Touched)

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Spirits touched with the Fire aspect have skin that is tinted in different shades of orange and red and have marks upon their face that relate to their given elemental aspect such as flames, sparks, and red, yellow, and orange swirls. Their hair ranges from black to red, to blonde to even an ashy grey. Most Ildri dress in light colors, often completely covered to protect themselves from the desert suns and sand in simple attire.

The Ildri, much like their ancestors, can be very passionate people. This is often shown in their relationships and their studies, where they always give their best. Some may say that their greatest downfall is that they have a hard time hiding their emotions, always wearing them on their sleeve. Most Ildri lean towards using magic rather than traditional melee combat, feeling that their strong emotions are better suited to fuel their spells. Most Ildri live among the Mehrdahd'i and are accepted as family, blending into their society seamlessly.

Mystral (Air Spirit-Touched)

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Spirits touched with the air aspect have skin that is tinted in white and grey and have marks upon their face that relate to their given elemental aspect such as white or grey swirls and other wispy patterns. Their hair ranges from white, blonde, to gray, although streaks of blue in their hair are not unheard of. The Mystral tend to dress in light colors made out of sturdy fabrics.

Most of the Mystral are reserved, often seen as being cold to outsiders. Many rely heavily on tradition and place a high regard for all scholarly things, although they themselves do not receive much of an education. Out of all the Spirit Touched, the Mystral are the most commonly religious. They tend to be a very honorable people and very seldom lie. While they originated among the Selda’nire where they are seen as "untouchables" of the Delago caste, many have left the lands of the Federation and have made a place for themselves with new traditions in the various lands of the Mercurian Empire.