Anchria & Astria
The Kor are a race of pale, slender people from Tujurok. They are mostly nomadic, with a few landmarks for the people to collect and discuss their travels. Scholars from other lands have compared their demeanor to that of bats. Their ability to use ropes and hooks helps them explore, giving them reputation as great pathfinders and treasure hunters. They excel at traveling to the floating ruins above the island, which form a sort of path to Astria. Though they never settle in any land, it is not uncommon to find Kor on the fringes of Astria, usually taming beasts or looking for ruins to explore.
The Kor only worshiped one God, Tu-ki’aro, who dwelled in a mountain off the coast of the island. The Kor would seek out treasure from all of the lands they could reach and sail to the mountain to leave it as an offering. But these offerings never seemed to have any pay-off: the weather grew worse, the treasure became rarer, and diseases grew deadlier. Eventually the Kor decided their God was not willing to save them. They built a team of their finest warriors and sent them to the mountain to challenge their God. The Kor waited for days as they watched the mountain, waiting for a victor to emerge.
After four days, the mountain erupted, spewing lava down the entire mountainside and bringing ash to the shores of the Kor territory. This eruption is believed to represent To-ki’aro’s rage, directed at his worshipers. Kor seers divined scenes of the fight, revealing that Tu-ki’aro had been blinded in the skirmish. From the day of the eruption, any Kor that spoke would be dead within days. It is believed that without his eyes, Tu-ki’aro must listen for the traitorous Kor to smite them. The Kor scattered and developed their own silent language to communicate without being spotted. It is customary for the Kor to cover their skin in ashes from the eruption, to remind themselves that they sentenced themselves to death by challenging their deity.
Now the Kor worship other Gods. Many have heard of stories of Luck from the Kijurok, and choose to follow Her. Others find relics of other Gods on their island and choose to learn more about these deities instead.