Theare the native race of Atelon and occupy most of the lowland forests and plains. They are enthusiastic believers of the and have access to much of the powers of the . The civilized L’npei follow a traditional semi-nomadic way of life, but live within the defined boundaries of the lands of their . Their wild cousins live as hunters and raiders in the unsettled lowlands and on the margins of the .
In an earlier age, humans dominated the planet and marginalized the Gornarod call the ), the disabled all advanced human technology. Weaponless, the human settlements were quickly overrun by the L’npei.. When the took control of the world (in an event the
The Gornarod are descendants of the original human colonists who survived in the highlands during the . They have survived there, creating a civilization within the constraints imposed by the . They are grudging but generally obedient followers of .
During the where they preserved the ancient human knowledge and technology and escaped the notice of the and the . Their descendants became the and the Rapani., another group of human colonists trekked into the highland wilderness in the west of Atelon. There they founded the
Long after the Gornarod of the , a people it was directed to destroy. M’Maoulek’s apostasy permanently tore the fabric of the , so that in a small portion of Atelon, simple energy powered machines could operate again. Later M’Maoulek recruited the to conquer and resettle the eastern plains of Atelon. At first, the Amtiraide used their technology to extend M’Maoulek’s power. Eventually, their settlements turned against M’Maoulek and drove it and the Gornarod back into the Darjevka Mountains. The descendants of the Amtiraide occupy part of the eastern lowlands now known as and are called the or Dumerai. They are an advanced civilization, possessing technology and weapons of great power., a named abandoned to become the Protector of the
The Rapani are who rejected the Dumerai civilization and fled from the Dumerai homeland. They are enthusiastic followers of and occupy lowland areas to the west of . Their civilization is a mix of Gornarod and practices. They also have access to the .
Most of the world remains under the influence of the. In those areas the is still effective and most machines are weak or undependable. On the border areas and in the lands controlled by , both Taikahir and machines are unpredictable in effectiveness. In the core of Dumah, machines and technology are effective and Taikahir is weak and intermittent.