Qulani (people)

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Qulani are the least populous sub-species of Treahni. The Qulani people live predominantly in vast underground warrens built within the heart of mountains. Most qulani are uncomfortable in open spaces without overhead cover, but they can live above ground for an extended duration, if it is deemed necessary.
Their harsh living conditions have warped the Qulani physically and culturally to an extreme. They have evolved a heavy dependency on tactile communication (given reduced visual cues), and tend to touch each others faces, while speaking in soft, low tones. This can be very disconcerting to non-qulani who are unfamiliar.

General Appearance

Complexion
Pale, greyish skin tones
Hair
Grey, White, Silver
Eyes
Dark brown or Black, rarely violet or red.
Qulani have sparse hair, elongated digits and limbs, and thin bodies with calloused pads at their joints - ankles, knees, hips, elbows, wrists and shoulders.
They also wear very little clothing in their own communities.

Male

Height
1.6 - 2.1 metres (5 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 11 inches)
Frame
Scant to Light

Female

Height
1.6 - 2.1 metres (5 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 11 inches)
Frame
Scant to Light

Origins

Qulani originated from surface dwelling Treahni ancestors, whom retreated underground to avoid the aftermath and fallout from the God Wars. Those that survived, adapted and changed to match the conditions of their new homes.

Primary Culture

Qulani
Qulani have there own culture, but where they live mingled or near surface dwelling Treahni, they will sometimes adopt aspects of the local culture. Most notably, they have a communal culture with little concern for personal property.

Ethnic Sub-Groups

There are two known subgroups of Qulani, separated by their geographic regions.

Darlom Qulani

The main Qulani population of Entorais exists throughout the length of the Darlom Mountains.
Distinctive Features
Darlom Qulani are the majority and match the above physical description.
Geographic Distribution
Darlom Mountains, and some non-mountain communities throughout Kythus and Corinthea.

Sildar Qulani

A splinter group of Qulani whom migrated across Anexea to settled in the Sildar Moutains.
Distinctive Features
Pallid, but slightly pink complexion. The Sildar Qulani have a much smaller stature being 30-45 centimetres (12-18 inches) shorter on average.
Geographic Distribution
The Sildar Mountains in the North-East portion of Anexea. A small community of these people live in the Isk Archipelago, on Ra Hiem beneath Shar Bol in particular.

Stories

See Also

Qulani (culture)
Qulani (language)