Factions
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Humanity
A species relatively new to the world, humanity has only existed in these lands and beyond for barely over a millenia. Like all species, the human universe had merged with this current one just as its species reached its technological pique. With devastating losses to both technology and population in the violent merging of worlds, humanity has lived in complete isolation until the past few decades as they did their best to recover their losses. It was a long and difficult process, especially when one considers the outright science fiction levels of awesome their tech had reached and the fact that humans were never predisposed to live in such a magical enviornment to begin with. After a brutal civil war amongst the once isolated settlements five hundred years ago, the few remaining humans merged communities to create a single dictatorship in which they could finally unite against the various lands that now oppressed them. As the years went by they recovered some of their old knowledge and lore, becoming an almost steam-punkish sort of futuristic people who strongly value order and one's fixated place in society. They worship their current dictator, a descendant of their united city's founder, as if he were a god that brought humanity the chance at salvation it so righteously deserves. This would not be so frightening if they did not have such an imperialistic nature and the means to using nuclear warfare whenever they so wish.


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Demons
Demons are a physically and magically adept species known best for their violence and rediculously awesome looking horns. There are many varieties of demons, from the physical juggernauts with the wicked claws to the more lithe and devious winged demons that take to the skies. Alongside a normal omnivorous diet, demons literally feed off of the magic that lingers in the air. No matter how fit or well fed one might be, a demon in any non magical area is certain to quickly 'starve' to death. Beyond their physical traits the traditions of their ancient culture praise independance and sheer brutality. Within the past millenia, however, the demons have been making an effort to become a more peaceful - or at the very least more intelligent and reasonable - people. Much effort has been put into the increased study of previously forbidden magics as well as the construction of technology and machine-based weaponry, which makes them the second most technologically advanced of all the species. It is no secret that the Mad King(s)'s taking a (previously) human bride has something to do with that. Speaking of the demonic royal family, it was notorious for the pureness of the bloodline and their violent psychopathy until fairly recently - in which the two kings and their shared queen have shredded several traditions and stereotypes in their effort towards generally improving the lives of their people.


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Elvish
The elves were once a proud and prosperous people in the world, dominating the fields of magic and proper education for centuries. Despite their natural longevity they've always had short and frail builds compared to the other more violent species that inhabit the neighboring lands, meaning that the elves have always had to rely upon their cleverness and affinity with magic in order to compete with an increasingly warlike world. Otherwise, they would have been quickly wiped out due to their borderline unbearable obsessive reverance for nature. As one can imagine, these very qualities are what make it impossible for the elves and the humans to get along. Their relationship started terrible, but after an unfortunate series of events, things only got worse between them. Their bitter rivalry met its climax when the humans hit the elvish homelands with several nuclear missiles in retaliation for [the elves] pillaging several human villages. Now with barely under a thousand elves remaining untainted by the nuclear radiation, they've fled from their homelands and have taken up a more nomadic existance within the past millenia. The elves now search for a new land to call home, but as one can imagine, that is easier said than done...


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Beast-Folk
The Beast-Folk are the anthropomorphic animal-like humanoids that inhabit the newly discovered land. They are quite the close-knit and loyal community, used to the stability and comfort their culture and isolation has provided. With the newcoming, longer-lived species invading their land and taking it - and their holy stones - for their own, it's all but guaranteed that their peaceful and complacent existance will not last for much longer. Their long-lasting religion and superstitions are being challenged, everything they assumed to be theirs being taken from them, and even their culture is being chipped away at by all that's being introduced and forced down their throads by the invaders.

**note that BEAST FOLK tend to look like this and never like this.