The Tribes of Man
Although thought of as "the Serians" it is more than simply the nation
of Seria. It also includes much of the population of [tbd] plus the barbarian
clans to the north. Somewhat Celtic, they are considered to be "rude and
primitive" by the more "civilized" countries to the South. Their politics
and art tend toward the direct. Art tends toward the stylized, not representational.
Not much emphasis on written literature, but an elaborate bardic tradition.
The Serians are a Cluadran clan; other clans (which do exist within the
nation of Seria) are the Gaella, Angla, Padricta, Aidana and Haelandra.
Physically, the Cluadra are light-skinned, tending toward wiry or medium
build, and somewhat tall. Hair color ranges over black, brown and red.
The Cluadra are the only tribe with redheads, and red hair is a badge of
honor within the tribe, especially when combined with the striking blue
eyes that are also a hallmark of the Cluadran. (Flaming red hair is considered
the best.) There is a Cluadran legend that the tribe is part elven ("one
eighth"), those with flaming red hair and pale-intense blue eyes are held
to express this most strongly, and to be more likely to become great wizards,
warriors or bards.