among the races inhabiting the world of ravine sardaheim and shivas represent the two ends of a scale of power
what many consider to be descendants of one dragonbrood race , now are two races of opposing innate abilities
sardaheims formed a powerful empire of magic in the north and are an unopposed force living their lives by old laws set by the dragonfather mergarand they avoid fight in any ways but understand the essence of all magic, their kingdom is located over the bane of old days, the infinite abyss, ravine from which dragonfather mergarand released magic into the world.
sardaheims are natural wielders of magis which means they require no staves or any weapons with engraved barans spiral which is the key to all spellcasting
this does not mean they don't recognize the enhancing and focusing power of barans spiral, they were the first ones to implement it into mage towers which is a tradition that spread all over ravine. from military standpoint they are well equipped for war not only by their natural spellcasting abilities but also by use of mighty beasts that carry transporting towers and giant spikes engraved with barans spiral in order to enhance their spellcasting
shivas represent the other end of the spectrum, in essence shivas are the ultimate warriors, a young shivas is trained for 20 years , in that time he must earn his 4 swords, and then he is eligible to train in the chasm, a pit of absolute darkness inhabited with aggresive creatures with innate magic abilities, this is where they learn their innate ability to see magic weave , or perish
this ability has marked them as doom of mages, they are actually capable of separating magic weave from distance and stop a spell from being formed
another curiosity about them is that the higher rank they are the less armor they wear, and a high ranking shivas warrior can take on hundreds of opponents at the same time
shivas are essentially a mercenary nation providing their services and loyalties per contract
a curious tidbit of their history shows their prowess in battle, not just as powerful warriors but as clever strategists
vadek mel , general of a small unit assigned to a contractor in the southern nations stopped an entire army with 12 new fledglings by having them remove all their armor and bravely stand on the field of battle, enemies were terrified by the mere thought they were facing unarmored shivas masters that they retreated
ever since the great aertes gate opened and the old world first stepped into the realms of arlenya ( later known simply as ravine) the northwestern region was revered as a mystic place and it is there the original sinners of form have created their empire. among the first humans to mix their blood with dragons sardaheims were also the first to gain a perfected form.
it camw with great sacrifices as the power of dragonblood will twist the body into a monstrous form most of the times, but they found a way how to channel the power of that blood. mere two generations later their offspring was capable of forming a rudimentary dragontear withing their bodies thus enabling them great proficiency in magic which surpassed ordinary human mages dragontear is a source of raw magic on its own. this enables the sardaheim mages to use more magic attacks by using their own raw power , instead of chanelling necra from the world around them
sardaheims were neither the first nor the last to experiment with dragonblood and dragontears, shivas were a result of the same kind of hunger for power but unlike sardaheims they never mastered the dragontear forming instead they took the instinct of the dragon, and the ability to see spellwork formation. this led to the developing of their disrupting attacks that are hated by all spellcasters
third most known race to have been experimenting with dragonblood were the mesadee, they actually were sucessful in forming the dragontear within their bodies but this was also the cause of their nations downfall
unlike sardaheims who formed the tear above their hearts, mesadee formed it below their navel, the resonating of the tear and its energy led to thr realisation that mesadee women were unparalelled in their lovemaking ablilites and so many were kidnapped into slavery which lead to the great bloodwar
ever since then the bloodstained races of sardaheim and mesadee never fully trusted the humans, shivas stood aside from this conflict for the most part
today the sardaheim empire with annexed mesadee people is a vast and powerful region whose power is unchallenged as they are at this point the only ones that could legitimately threathen the power of paladia alliance
one of the only three smiths who can handle seventh rank tellas and a very powerful fighter, argal is among the dwindling numbers of half blooded, of the sinners of form . among the half blooded races sardaheim, shivas, and mesadee are considered dragon blessed, but there are the others... those whose forefathers have cursed them by merging their blood with the fell beast.
they gained vast power but paid a terrible price. their children were born severely misshapen and rare lived beyond the age of three
further along many suffered the horrible death, for at their teen age, the unstable dragon blood in their veins would awaken , and they woud forge.
forging is a natural process of maturation for dragons, their first forge dives them their fire breath, and also forms their scales into tellas, and strenghtens their bodies. to do this they are set ablaze, they burn with immense heat, and this is exactly what happens to the children of the fell clans
their dragon parts remain undamaged but their human part cannot stand it.
only one man was ever known to survive the forge. argal, the only fire breathing halfblood on ravine
tragedy had followed him through his life. his son died by forging at the age of fourteen. now he lives alone. he drinks without ever getting drunk, eats the foulest and spicyest food for only that can provide him with some taste, as everything else tastes like ash
and in issue five this bundle of cheerfulness is joining steins party
originating from city state of waroda sairan was a part of the support troops sent to paladia castle as a symbol of friendstip between Waroda and Paladia
people of waroda have a long kept generational secret of perfect kill archers . they are usually referred to as breathtakers
secret to their skill lies under their eyepatches as generations ago they too realised the possible uses of magic focusing power of barans spiral and started engraving it in the skin and eye. the art was mastered and had remained unchanged for the last 200 years, their skills in archery became unparalelled and are among 3 known classes of archers that can take down a dragon in a single shot