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Humans (or "folk") are one of the civilized races that inhabit Eora. There is great ethnic diversity between humans in different regions of the world, but they are the most common race in the Dyrwood, the Aedyr Empire, Old Vailia, and the Vailian Republics. Though not as large as the towering aumaua, humans are known for their strength and willpower. There are four sub-races of humans: Meadow, Ocean, Savannah, and Storm folk.

Overview[ | ]

The origin of humanity is something yet unknown. However, they are certainly an ancient race, first known record {to us} refer to Human tribes that formed the Aedyr Empire in 300 AI, it along with Grand Empire of Vailia has been expansive empire which led the way for Human expansion into colonies thousands of miles away.

Of all the races in Dyrwood, humans are the most abundant. They run the middle of the road when it comes to physical prowess - stronger than orlan, weaker than aumaua – and as a standard live 60-100 years.[1]

Subtypes[ | ]

Meadow folk Ocean folk Savannah folk Storm folk
Appearance: Fair to light tan skin and a variety of hair and eye colors, similar to real-world Europeans. Dark skin complexion, and loose or tightly kinked hair. Olive skinned, looking similiar to Mesoamericans.
Name: Thyrtan
(THEER-tan, “fair” in Aedyran)
(cahl-BAHN-drah, “warm ring” in Vailian)
(NAHT-lahn, “origin” or “original”)
Origin: Originally from the far north and migrated south over thousands of years.[2] Have traditionally lived at the edge of Sceltrfolc lands, working the open plains. Originally lived near the equator for many millennia, the true meaning of the name is "warm ring" but to most they are known as "Ocean folk".[2] From the Ixamitl Plains northeast of Dyrwood. Though they have migrated north heavily, most of the ethnic group has remained in the same location for well over 10,000 years.[1] Live in the lands beyond the storms of Ondra's Mortar, in a region known as Yezuha. It is a vast expanse of hot and dry land bordered by mountains, with dust storms plaguing the heart of the nation, Lipasalis, in dust.
Prevalence: The most common human sub-race in Aedyr, Dyrwood, and Readceras. They can also be found in small numbers in the Vailian Republics.[1] The most widespread human ethnicity in the (known part of the) world. They are the dominant culture of Old Vailia and the Vailian Republics, though they are also common in the Dyrwood.[1] Uncommon in the Dyrwood and Vailian Republics. They are more common in Readceras and very rare in Aedyr. Extremely rare, few Stormfolk ever survive the treacherous journey from their homeland to other parts of Eora and as such are walled off from the outside world. One exception is Rekke.
Culture: Known as great seafaring folk. Their culture is reminiscent of Renaissance-era Italy. Their outfits are Bulgarian- and Ethiopian-inspired.[3]

Gameplay[ | ]

Humans are known for their strength and willpower, and gain:

Unlike most races, all racial subtypes share the same mechanical bonus:

In Pillars of Eternity
  • Fighting Spirit: Once per encounter, 5 seconds after being reduced below 50% Endurance, Folk temporarily gain bonuses to Accuracy and damage.
In Deadfire

Gallery[ | ]

Notable characters[ | ]

In Pillars of Eternity[ | ]

The White March - Part I
The White March - Part II

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[ | ]

Beast of Winter
Seeker, Slayer, Survivor
The Forgotten Sanctum


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pillars of Eternity, Game Manual
  2. 2.0 2.1 Spring.me post by Josh Sawyer
  3. Forum post by Josh Sawyer