Zerans are a race of humanoids, resembling Humans, with the exception of the two horns protruding from their head. The horns, which they call the Crown of Heaven, are said to be a gift given to them by their patron, Zera, who was the rightful victor of Heaven's Contention.
Powerful and proud to a fault, they live on the contintent of Alstalsia, far to the north east of Sigrogana, where the Godly Stage exists. They consider themselves, and their homeland, far above anything else in the world, having the side-effect of their history being mostly peaceful with other races. Not because they hate fighting, indeed, they still mock the Onigans who made no attempt to conquer Alstalsia during their warring era.
Zerans are, perhaps racially, inclined to two important concepts; superiority, and honor. Society teaches them that they are superior to all beings, except fellow Zerans, with which they are equals, and Zera, with whom they are inferiors. But with superiority comes responsibility; do not act as one below your station would. Those who are below us should not be mistreated, for it is our role to guide them; but they must be made to understand their place, if need be.
Still, Zerans aren't misanthropes. Those that can deal with a Zeran's unique personality can get along with them, regardless of race.
The horns aren't just for show. They serve as protection to the head, and are capable of sensing focus, making Zerans especially capable of tracking down mages. Furthermore, they are sensitive to the body's own focus; although it depends from person to person, horns typically are a muted/dull/dark color in normal situations. If the person is low on focus, these colors shift towards black. What determines the color is unclear, but Zeran society likes to speculate, thinking it could be anything from personality type, to elemental affinity, to dealing with the stars, or destiny. Some Zerans also have black horns naturally, though this is rare.
Although the horns aren't especially physically sensitive, as that would impede their ability to function defensively, you should never touch them without permission. Zerans find this offensive, and as they should; it is a crown, and it should be treated as such. As a comparison, imagine how disrespectful it would be to randomly touch the crown of a King.
Many Zerans are opposed to the idea of having relationships with non-Zerans; but a few others are more accepting of the idea as long as the Zeran is the "dominant" of the relationship. (No matter the gender.)
Additionally, Zeran horns are able to regenerate over time if not truncated too near the base. Some Zerans may have a condition, however, that prevents the horns from regenerating.
|Racial||Superiority, Crown of Heaven|