Kolumakan races

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The Kolumakan races are the product of magical experimentation by one Kamalu Kaua, a master transmuter, who was attempting to create "the perfect slave." His experimentation eventually led him to the beholder, a creature who is able to hold others in its thrall by the use of its gaze (in addition to other things). He captured one and proceeded to comingle transmuted copies of the beholder with various races in an effort to perfect his vision.

Kamalu created the Kolumaka first, by mixing a beholder and an elf. These were too smart and too dangerous, and he destroyed most of these before attempting his next creation. This time, he mixed in humans in place of elves and added less beholder, as well as adding a little bit of energy from the Plane of Shadow. The result was the Haukea, a race strangely inclined towards cold temperatures and capable of seeing invisible creatures.

Kamalu, however, was not satisfied with this and decided to try again, once again mixing beholder and human, though this time adding energies from the Planes of Air and Water. The result was the Noelani, who were capable of predicting death and walking on clouds. He found no significant use in this, and moved on, deciding to try a different race.

He continued by mixing the lifeforce of halfling and beholder, which resulted in the near-animal Leilani, much to his surprise. He had not thought that halfling blood would be so primal and found that the Leilani were far too hard to control. He moved on once again.

Kamalu attempted mixing beholder with elves (resulting in the amphibious Kaimana) before trying dwarves (which resulted in the brutal and stoic Ahihele) and rilkans (giving the universalist Uhanemili), but none of these were to his satisfaction. All had their uses and their areas of expertise, but none were competent enough while still being easily manipulated to serve as a proper slave. Frustrated with his inadequacies, Kamalu attempted two more crossbreeds: beholder and gnome was the first, giving birth to the electrically-inclined tinkering Hekiliao, but even these did not satisfy.

Then, Kamalu interbred beholder with dryads, and this was his downfall. The result of this union were the Ekahapana, who beguiled Kamalu into setting free the Kolumakan races (including the few remaining Kolumakans themselves), then freeing the irate, starving, and infuriated beholder who he had been using in his experiments for years. While the survivors fled Kamalu's hidden sanctum and dispersed across the globe, Kamalu himself was on the receiving end of a beholder's fury and died nearly instantly.

The Kolumakan Races

Ahihele

Ahihele are humanoids who live in the volcanoes of Enherjer and the deserts of Arboria. They appear as slightly taller than average dwarves with two distinguishing characteristics--a third eye in the middle of their forehead and a ridged nose. They have dark red skin--ranging from reddish-tan to deep crimson. Ahihele have a natural predilection towards volcanoes and deserts.

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Ekahapana

Ekahapana are human-like fey who live in deep forests and jungles. They appear as beautiful human females (all Ekahapana are female and reproduce asexually) with two distinguishing characteristics--a third eye in the middle of their forehead and long, pointed ears. They have light skin ranging from light green to peach. Ekahapana have a natural predilection towards the natural world.

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Haukea

Haukea are humanoids who come from the cold southern reaches. They are descended from the Kolumaka. They appear as slightly shorter and pale humans with a distinguishing characteristic--a third eye in the middle of their forehead. Haukea have pale skin and light hair. Haukea have a natural predilection towards both skilled trades and magic.

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Hekiliao

Hekiliao are humanoids who live in the stormy steppes of southwestern Vespasia. They appear as tall gnomes (ranging between four and five feet tall) with three distinguishing characteristics--a third eye in the middle of their forehead; long, nimble fingers; and blue hair that runs down their back like a mane. They have light skin ranging from white to light blue. Hekiliao have a natural predilection towards electricity and industry.

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Kaimana

Kaimana are humanoids who live under the ocean. They appear as elves do, but with two distinguishing characteristics--a third eye, and webbed fingers and toes. Kaimana have a natural predilection towards aquatic endeavours. They have blue-green skin and green hair.

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Leilani

Leilani are humanoids who live in the deep jungles of central Mastaci. They appear as slightly taller halflings with two distinguishing characteristics--a third eye and prehensile feet (like apes). They have darker skin--ranging from tan to near-black. Leilani have a natural predilection towards jungles, woods, and other forested environments.

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Noelani

Noelani are humanoids who actually live in and on clouds. They appear as slightly shorter and incredibly thin humans with a distinguishing characteristic--a third eye in the middle of their forehead. They have light blue skin.

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Uhanemili

Uhanemili are humanoids who live across all of Marranarch, with a substantially large presence amongst both the savage peoples of Fenris and the psions of Delvenus. They appear as humans, with two distinguishing characteristics--a third eye in the middle of their forehead and blue scales encircling their necks and forearms. In truth, they are related to Rilkans. Unlike Rilkans, however, they have blueish skin--ranging from sky-blue to deep blue. Uhanemili have a natural predilection towards spirits and universal thought.

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