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A female Lunari Sentinel.
|Also called||Lunar Elemental|
|Status||Unknown (Presumed extinct)|
|Homeworld||Earth, Lunaris (Formerly)|
|Life span||25,000 Years|
|Abilities||Lunar Sorcery, Extreme Longevity, Arcane Resilience, High-Speed Flight|
|Eye color||Dark Blue, Dark Green|
|Real world origins|
The Lunari are a magical race of angelic humanoids, originally hailing from Lunaris, the only cosmic satellite currently in orbit around Earth. They have served as divine champions since ancient times, using their lunar sorcery to punish evil while striving to protect the natural balance of the planet.
The origins of the Lunari are shrouded in mystery, though their own legends state that they were born from the moon itself and shaped by the divine will of a cosmic deity. Due to their presumed extinction, it would appear that Lunari have taken this secret—along with so many others—with them to the next life, leaving behind very few answers.
The Lunari practiced an unusual historical tradition, drawing freely from cultural folklore, ancient legend, and real-life events in order to create a complicated many-layered narrative, more akin to a literary epic than a concrete factual record. Very few Lunari writings have escaped the ravages of time, but those that have appear to be sorted into four "cycles," recounting important events throughout different eras of the race's history, leading up to their mysterious disappearance. The Lunari numerical system used to measure time appears to be based on their own interpretation of the lunar calendar, making conversion to the modern standard extremely difficult and often unreliable.
The earliest and most metaphorical of Lunari writings, they are extremely convoluted and read more as poetic allegory than recorded historical fact. These writings span between the birth of the Lunari to the supposed "flowering" or "golden age" of their society—a "paradise" of sorts, so to speak, where conflict was rare, allowing them to dedicate themselves to artistic pursuits, intellectual cultivation, and metaphysical enlightenment.
The writings from this era speak of a great unrest that descended upon Lunaris, threatening the safety of her inhabitants and the survival of their way of life. While concrete details are scarce, it would appear that strife and discord struck at the heart of Lunari society, separating them into several splinter factions with different goals and competing ideologies.
The most well-documented historical cycle, these writings recount how the largest of these Lunari factions, known as the "Pride of Amaris," chose to abandon Lunaris and descend to Earth in a major exodus. This represents a significant turning point in Lunari history, as from then on, they took up the mantle of divine champions, using their magic to protect the planet from evil forces. The arrival of the Lunari on Earth correlates roughly to the earliest days of human history.
This last cycle recounts the final days of the Lunari on Earth, by which point their already greatly reduced numbers continued to dwindle. Entries from this period are scattered far and between, reverting once more to a more allegorical or metaphorical style, consistently citing a great war against the forces of darkness, as well as the presence of a nameless and powerful malevolent entity. The historical record of the Lunari ends abruptly here—it is unclear whether or not they perished in this final battle.
Culture and Society
During the Golden Age of the Cycle of Paradise, Lunari society and culture flourished, with many dedicating themselves to the pursuits of art, philosophy, and enlightenment, as well as the use of magic for peaceful purposes. In particular, they were renowned for their talent as masons, using their lunar sorcery to fashion stone statues that wielded mysterious magic of their own. Though a significant portion of the wisdom and knowledge of this era was lost or forgotten in subsequent generations, it was undoubtedly the most influential period in shaping Lunari society.
From a young age, Lunari were instilled with a sense of nobility, self-sacrifice, and high moral values. As divine champions of the earth, each Lunari was ranked as either a "Valiant," "Sentinel," or "Celestial," according to their experience and the greatness of their personal exploits, forming a flexible hierarchy that served to structure their society in a political sense. Following the Cycle of Cataclysm, the Lunari were divided into several splinter factions, each with their own competing goals, ideologies, and chains of command. Lunari children or young adults were known as "Fledglings."
The Pride of Amaris
One of the many splinter factions that formed during the Cycle of Cataclysm, The Pride of Amaris distinguished itself repeatedly through the great exploits and contributions of its members, whom strived to stay true to the race's original teachings and moral code. Many of the Lunari's most venerated and beloved leaders can trace their origins to this group, which eventually developed into the equivalent of a royal bloodline. The Pride of Amaris were the only faction to abandon Lunaris during the Cycle of Exodus, choosing to migrate to Earth and become its protectors. Cygnus is the last known living descendant of The Pride of Amaris.
Language & Writing System
To be added soon.
Powers & Abilities
- Lunar Sorcery: The ability to harness the moon's power and release it as pure magical energy for a variety of offensive and defensive purposes.
- Extreme Longevity: The Lunari are extremely long-lived by human standards, boasting an average life-span of approximately 25,000 years. However, they are only able to reproduce once every 5,000 years, which may explain their gradually dwindling numbers over the centuries, as well as their currently presumed extinction.
- Arcane Resilience: As a result of their divine nature, the Lunari are highly resilient to magic- and energy-based attacks. This ability also provides increased protection from demonic possession.
- High-Speed Flight: True to their angelic appearance, the Lunari are capable of flight, using their wings to travel through the air at high speeds.