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Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:51 am
by Maiglin
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Long stretches the history of the Aquila, and it reaches to beginning of life on Earth. For they were once eagles, children of Leyl, the first beings she created to inhibit the skies. And once Razin came to Esrion she fell in love in these beings. And when Zair Nahal ordered the Gods to create each a race, Razin decided not to create a new being, than to improve an existing one. And she merged the Eagles and Humans together and created the Aquila, who were not eagles nor humans, but better than both. They looked humanoid but their bodies were cowered with feathers and they had wings, also their had was from an eagle. They could think, speak, build, write, and all the other things that humans could but their sight was one hundred times sharper, they were horribly fast.Because of their abilities they became very arrogant, and in that arrogance Semum saw his chance to corrupt them. Although they were made from humans and therefor had the same choice as the other humans did, Aquila were also made from eagles who are all good. And so Semum succeeded to corrupt only a small group of them, while a great number of them stayed loyal to Razin. At the end of the first war on the doors of Xathra there were Aquila who fought for Semum. Insulted and enraged Razin marked all the traitors by coloring their fetters into the colors of fire. From that day on betrayal is punished with death among the Aquila.

Today Aquila inhibit almost all of Esrion. If we include Demoniquil ( as the traitors who serve Semum are called by the rest of Aquila) they live on all three plains. But their country lies on the plane of Choice, and is called Orao. Their cities are built high in the mountains and are hard to reach if you cannot fly. Their capital is called Jastreb and from it their king rules. His name is Sokkol and he is the oldest of all living beings that were created by Gods. For him was given Immortality from the Gods for his heroic battles against the evil. And since than he rules the Aquila, implementing the will of Razin. He wears a great golden armor and wields the staff of sun which was a gift from Iana herself.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:56 am
by Amroth
Looks good, nice drawing BTW ;)

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:57 am
by Maiglin
That is Sokkol the king of the Aquila.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:11 am
by Floris
Quite awesome :D

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:26 am
by Gfire
These guys are really cool. I just wonder about their relation to other races.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:36 am
by Maiglin
Well they are mostly good, so they ally with the Elves and the rest of good races.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:42 am
by Gfire
I picture it similar to the eagles in LotR. They don't go around helping out the other races a whole lot, just in big situations, like rescuing wizards out of towers, or big battles.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:46 am
by Maiglin
Well the majority of their army not, but they live in almost every country so I think that those who live in an elven country would serve the elven king and aid him when he asks for it. I don't think dough that they should be as the Eagles in the LoTR, because they listened to orders of Manwe and never acted on themselves. The Aquila will often do things on their own.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:30 am
by Archon
And I don't envision them being as completely 'good'. They could be selfish, volatile and xenophobic at times.

Re: Aquila, Lords of the sky

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 pm
by Maiglin
Exactly my point. I have not imagined them completely good myself. They have many bad features but they are good, and will mostly fight for the right cause.