People of Khem

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Noun: Khem
Adjective: Khemish
Ethnic Groups
Khem 67% (30% ser'ev, 32% da'kun, 18% al'ta, 20% da'kavo)
Ozian 12%
Bustian 8%
Kaihesse'zhi 5%
Eluvataran 4%
Jutensan 3%
Other 1%
Growth Rate: 0.021%

Khem Racial Profile:
Eye Color:
blue = ser'ev, green = da'kun, indigo = al'ta, gray = da'kavo

The Khem people are of a dark complexion with strong graceful bone structures. Due to a culture which strongly encourages physical readiness, they are rarely out of shape.

The Ser'ev have the darkest complexion and tend to have rough feet and hands from their barefooted labor of generations. They generally dreadlock their rough black hair as a symbol of their peace with their ideal of Ta. When the Libraries housed the hedonistic n'Ta Librarians and their grip was secure over the Holy Isles, they purchased and captured those they deemed beautiful or strong from across the beauteous Ta'Cef. This was a caste of laborers, favored house slaves, the hands to the twisted minds atop our shining cities.

The Da'kun keep their straight black hair cut short and angular with certain careful geometries implying one craft or another. Their build tends to be slight by general comparison to the other Khemish races. Merchants, craftsmen and landowners. A strong seafaring nature has always had hold of this caste with their origins as fishmongers, toolmakers and sailors more often than farmers. During the height of Cefnori mercantile trade the Da'Kun were there. They have an international reputation as swindlers, penny-pinchers and deviously clever businessmen.

The Da'Kavo stand 6'4" on average over a foot taller than other Khems 5'2". They can be noted by a general thickness of build unseen in the other castes. This caste began with an ancient Khemish tradition in which they tainted their arrows with potent ritual strength hallucinogens that they might kill many and convert a few in bloodshed. Every act of war in days of yore added to their number and diversity.

The Al'ta Their indigo eyes are complemented by long black hair often worked into intricate braids. These natives of the isles of Khem had until 1860 kept their temples in the Hyades Rainforest hidden from outside contact. Soon after these simple animistic people became the moral compass of the nation, promoting a resurgence of spirituality in the Khems.