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Savannah folk (or Natlan) are a sub-race of humans in Pillars of Eternity and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Origin and prevalence[]

Natlan (NAHT-lahn "origin" or "original"), commonly known as savannah folk, are from the Ixamitl Plains northeast of Dyrwood. They are uncommon in the Dyrwood and Vailian Republics. They are more common in Readceras and very rare in Aedyr. come originally from just south of the Equator and, with the exception of some groups that migrated north, have remained in the same location for over ten thousand years. The name Natlan literally means "original." While quite common in Readceras, savanna folk are not usually seen in the Dyrwood and the Vailian Republics. Though they have migrated north heavily, most of the ethnic group has remained in the same location for well over 10,000 years.[1]

Appearance and culture[]

Main article: Ixamitl Plains

They are olive skinned and are similar in appearance to real-world Mesoamericans. Their outfits are inspired by the historic cultures of real-world Bulgaria and Ethiopia.[2]

From the Pillars of Eternity Guidebook: Volume One:

  • Features: Moderately broad noses. Moderately full lips. Almond or narrow eyes, sometimes with epicanthic folds. Mid-set eyes with shallow brows.
  • Skin: Lightly tan to dark tan skin with a warm reddish tone
  • Hair: Auburn, green-brown, brown, or black hair. Hair texture is straight or wavy. Minimal, if any, facial hair.
  • Eyes: Blue-green, hazel, dull orange, brown, or black eyes.

In-game description[]

Savannah folk (Natlan) come originally from just south of the Equator and, with the exception of some groups that migrated north, have remained in the same location for over ten thousand years. The name Natlan literally means "original." While quite common in Readceras, savanna folk are not usually seen in the Dyrwood and the Vailian Republics.
~ Pillars of Eternity in-game cyclopedia

Savanna folk (Natlan) come originally from just south of the equator, north of the Eastern Reach. They have largely remained in the same location for over ten thousand years. The name Natlan literally means "original." While quite common in Ixamitl, Readceras, and other countries of the Eastern Reach, they are rare in the Old Empires and Deadfire Archipelago.
~ Deadfire in-game cyclopedia

Gameplay[]

Savannah folk are one of the playable races. Unlike other subraces, they do not have a racial ability unique only to them, and instead share the same bonus as the other folk sub-races.

Notable characters[]

In Pillars of Eternity[]

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

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[]

Seeker, Slayer, Survivor

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Pillars of Eternity, Game Manual
  2. Forum post by Josh Sawyer


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