Lore

    The history of Abmiram’s earlier centuries is not well recorded. However, thanks to the teachings of the priestesses of Nayir, a group formed early on by the paragon Etain approximately a thousand years ago, the people of Abmiram share a common belief.
    At the beginning, the goddess Nayir chose to create a world in which her children lived in unending prosperity, and she decided upon a system that would ensure this end. She used Esira, her divine talisman, to form Abmiram. In Abmiram she created mountains, plains, forests, and desert lands to give plenty of variety for her children that they might choose their desired homes.
    Nayir created six different female prototypes for her children. They were ageless and were meant to act as her voice among their own people. She asked these six to choose the regions of the world in which they would like to live. The sebellpan, Etain, chose the plains; the varogel, Jutelle, chose the mountains; the renomman, Rondelace, chose the desert; the esrile, Saffera, chose the forest with great trees; the anauli, Oriali, chose the coast and the ocean; and the yakhuru, Taushung, chose the dense, dark forest. Once they had chosen, Nayir created her children—many people of each of the six types. She designated the six ageless prototypes as paragons of their peoples. Their collective goal was to make sure Nayir’s will be kept always, and to guide the development of their peoples’ cultures throughout the ages so that it remained consistent with Nayir’s vision.
    To ensure they had the ability to prove their roles as the voices of Nayir, the goddess granted them each the gift of a facet of her great power. To Etain she granted the power of light, the ability to heal; to Jutelle she granted the control of heat or fire; to Rondelace she gave the power of will, the power of belief and faith; to Saffera she granted the mastery of nature, the power over lesser living things; to Oriali she gave the control of water in all its forms; and to Taushung she granted power over the heart, of feeling and perception.
    It is known that the six paragons live among the people of Abmiram, as they have since ancient times, but where they make their homes is a mystery. They are very rarely seen in public–some even remaining unseen for over a century at a time–but when they show themselves in the event of vital diplomatic gatherings or disputes, they are easily recognizable. Their hair is brightly colored in signature hues, and they have rarely been seen without their unique ceremonial armor in which they are forever depicted in paintings, windows, and sculptures throughout the land. They are said to be able to commune with Nayir in the ethereal realm where the goddess resides, ever watching over the mortal world.