So far we’ve talked about the duta races of The Trailokya Trilogy, as well as humans and danava. Then, we moved onto the races with whom humanity shares their universe (Samsara). First up was the Cetians, the Ikyls and Oreiades, Boarwellum, Hyadeans, and then the Vetehinen. What interesting race do I have in store for you this time?
Aurai. A soul race, an avian race of semi-humanoids capable of flight. This race does not cooperate with the UWOS.
Errai. The home planet of the bipedal, avian race the Aurai.
The Aurai are an interesting race that remains outside of the United Watcher Orders of Samsara (UWOS). The most interesting fact about them is that they have the ability to fly. This ability is not known to be limited to their planet’s physics. Aurai anatomy resembles that of large, bipedal birds. They are similar to avian species of earth, having light, hollow bones and air sacs throughout their body to help them fly. They bear feathers and beaks, along with talons. Their wings, however, are more specialized, having full limbs and digits, similar to those of humans.
Aurai are a warrior race with a very intricate faith system. These systems are blamed for keeping them out of the UWOS. They are said to be easily provoked to war, based on a rigid set of communication rules that demand respect between participants. When a rule is broken, it can result in violent reprisal. Thus, the nations of their home planet, Errai, have yet to be entirely united. Like Earth, the nations join factions with precarious ties.
Errai has multiple climates: Tropical, Mild, Humid Subtropical, Marine, Continental, Boreal, Tundra, and Polar. There is no warm dessert, because the planet is heavily forested and contains a great deal of fresh water. That said, the oceans are vast, and fishing is a rich business on Errai.
The Aurai both cultivate the land for much of their food. They’re omnivorous, and thus raise local animals and fish, as mentioned above. Aurai prefer building their homes in the trees, creating complex and ornate tree-house cities. Their culture and goods are not traded off planet. Aurai have declared their planet off limits from outsiders. Very few leave though their technology allows them space exploration and travel. This technology is mostly used for patrolling thei2r borders and spying on other races.
Images of Aurai like beings can be found throughout Samsara, despite their reclusive nature. It is not contrary to their personalities to enjoy power, and thus arriving to another planet less developed than their own and taking the mantle of a god would quite satisfy them. This is not to say that they would be belligerent toward the hosting race. Thus, they may be responsible for the appearance of Horus and Thoth in Egypt, Huitzilopochtli in South America, Garudh of Nepal, and the Tengu of Japan, on Earth.
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