A Dark Moon Rising
Humans are, perhaps, the most widespread race on Estya, but probably the least unified. They control a large portion of Kandar in the form of Jerekim, which was once a unified empire spanning half the continent, rivaled only by their western neighbor, the Urukin Empire. Though its days of empire are now in the past, Jerekim survives to this day, and there are several free cities still largely populated by humans in the lands Jerekim once controlled. Humans have a strong presence in Targea as well, as the primary population of several more small nations and city states there. They also comprise large minorities in a number of other lands, including Thesca—humans comprise around 40% of the population of Ankarrah, and they are even more common on the rest of the island.
Physically, humans may range in size dramatically, though the average height for males is about 5’10” and for females about 5’5”. Hair can range from pale blond to red to brown to black, and any number of gradations in between. Brown and black are more common, however, and red hair in men is fairly rare. Skin color can also vary greatly, though those with red hair are almost invariably pale, and it is more common among blonds as well. Those descended from Jerekai stock are generally pale to olive skinned. Those originating from Andiva or central Targea tend to have dark brown, almost black skin. The average lifespan of Men is approximately 70-100 years.