[native species:: xeriin
[native language:: Lai'sen
This Realm also holds the homes of the Spirit-weapons, those forged as a fragment of the user's soul, and blessed with multiple, powerful forms as well as an animalistic or human form. This is only one of the mysteries of this wild, gloriously beautiful Realm; will you be the one to unlock others?
In Kerguelan, the ancient bond between xeriin and saurian still holds strong. Xeriin born in the land of harmony are paired with a saurian, and the two will more often than not form a bond that will last for as long as they both live. The people are slow to anger, but fierce when provoked.
APPEARANCE: One of the greatest cities on Xaeri, Leonyss was originally built atop a tall, stony crag. Over the years, the city expanded further, and a second wall was built around the foot of the crag, with many structures dotting its sides. The old city atop the crag has the grandest structures, like the Citadel, a fortress of stone, and the Hall of Heroes, a gallery filled with statues of famous xeriin from past ages.
CULTURE: Leonyss is a vibrant city, filled with outgoing citizens. Monthly festivals and ceremonies take place in any weather. Everyone, from the highest nobles, to the most common of common folk, dresses in bright colors. They are very welcoming of outsiders, ready to extend invitations to any and all to join in their celebrations.
APPEARANCE: Sarras is rather austere and spartan in decoration compared to most cities on Xaeri. However, the solid stonework comes in a myriad of shades, creating alluring effects. The streets are wide, and high walkways connect portions of the city above the grand avenues built wide and sturdy enough to accommodate even the largest of saurians.
CULTURE: The xeriin of Sarras share an exceptionally close bond with the saurians living there, and many are partnered with a saurian from a young age. While not a professional army, the people of Sarras do maintain a greater state of military readiness than the rest of Kerguelan. They tend to enjoy feats of athleticism, and regularly hold competitions of various kinds.
APPEARANCE: Cloudreach consists of a series of structures built atop a collection of towering, steep spires, inaccessible from the ground. Many of the structures are at least partially open to the air, with numerous gazebos and terraces placed to allow the local xeriin to sit and observe their surroundings.
CULTURE: As there are no rails, young xeriin are closely watched so they won't wander too close to the cliff edges before their wings are ready to hold them. There are likewise no bridges or other such connecting the various peaks. Without wings, or some other means to fly, passing from one spire to another is largely impossible. The xeriin of Cloudreach are fine with this. They are rather isolationist, and typically keep to themselves.
APPEARANCE: Named for the fertile loam that makes up much of the local soil, the structures of Loamton are built of a mix of timber and stone. Each house has a lower level carved into the ground for greater warmth, and most of the inhabitants maintain small gardens.
CULTURE: The hardships brought about by living in the cold north have drawn primarily arctic xeriin, and has fostered a feeling of community tighter than that usually found in more temperate climates. Life in the northern tundra leaves little time to engage in much by way of celebration or socialization. However, during winter, stories are told, and on some nights the locals turn out to celebrate under the brilliant Northern Lights.