Commission for Sagey :>
Eyebeasts are a sentient, reclusive species of scholarly human-like folk. They are native to the complex, underground cave systems nearby the mountainous border of Siágh, where they keep their immense treasure troves of knowledge. They try to avoid interacting with the other sentient species, but some more adventurous individuals have settled in the larger cities—or rather, their libraries.
They appear to be mostly human, with the exception of their abnormally small noses and eyes of varying number. Their eyes can vary in number from one to a reported record of thirty five. It’s possible, though uncommon, for an eyebeast to be born with two eyes, but they are outcast for being “too human” and generally end up settling outside of their native enclaves.
Legend has it they were descended from a group of Siághans that were forced to retreat underground when the suzi came to the planet, then evolved and adapted to their new dark living conditions.
Legend has it that Western Aquaelos’ greatest victory in the civil war versus the east was the Battle of Pacerei Field.
During second week of the winter festival Tierferai and cloaked by a a white-out blizzard, the Aquaelian forces did a suicide charge against a much larger Western troop. Miraculously, they suffered minimal casualties. Only one Western soldier was left to tell the tale of a Lystonian man on gryphon back who lead the charge as if he could see through the storm as clear as day.
It’s rumored that every year, the snow there falls red on the anniversary of the battle.
in other news: merry christmas