Nisarga Clan

Physical Description

Nisargans resemble traditional Earthen tabby cats with warm, brown fur tones that help camouflage them with the natural elements of Ailur. Members of this clan aren't concerned with riches or material items, making their weapons, dwellings, and clothing subdued and never flashy. Nisargans appear as if everything they own and wear is second-hand, like a hodge-podge collection of colorful fabrics and found items.

 

Demeanor

Nisargans are nature-loving peacekeepers who value bravery and integrity; they're incredibly generous and resourceful, constructing their weapons, structures, tools, and dwellings with the natural resources found on Ailur.

 

Nisargans tend to be immensely creative and warm, often finding success as teachers, farmers, artists, and musicians. Because of this, the Nisargans are considered the “hippies” of Ailur and can communicate with other species. They intensely dislike any kind of conflict or war, but will defend themselves when provoked.

 

Clan Territory

Deep within the sprawling forests of Ailur, the Nisargans claimed their clan territory and built their homes amongst the giant Jhacanda trees that populate the dense wilderness. Their treehouse-like villages allow them to spot intruders well before they arrive.

 

Magic & Combat

Though the peace-loving Nisargans possess an intense aversion to conflict, they will engage in battle when provoked by enemies who wish them grave harm.

 

The Nisargan Sacred Crystal's eminence-based nature magic calls upon the natural elements of Ailur to aid skilled Nisargans in battle who've learned how to properly wield it.

 

Gift to the Raksaka

The Raksaka are a revered, elite group of Anagativa born with the gift of Kristala - the ability to communicate with the six Sacred Crystals of Ailur.

Each year, one young Kristalan is chosen from each of the six clans to embark on his or her Raksaka Proving - a perilous journey meant to test the will and strength of each fledgling warrior's gift. Only those who emerge victorious from their Proving and master the six magic specialties of the Sacred Crystals can earn the title of Raksaka.

To honor this age-old challenge, each Anagativa clan chose to bequeath an ancient gift to the Raksaka to aid Kristalan warriors during their Proving.

 

The Nisarga Clan's gift to the Raksaka is a Refillable Health Potion.

 

Key Characters

As leader of the famed Raksaka warriors, Atreus Stone bears no clan affiliation in present-day Ailur, but prior to his completion of the Proving, this wise and revered Anagativa was just another hopeful Kristalan hailing from the Nisarga Clan.

Atreus Stone

Ellaria Keyva is the first Anagativa to journey clan-to-clan across Ailur and master the six magic specialties of the Sacred Crystals. Because of her incredible feat, the Raksaka were born. Though she's no longer living, Ellaria's name is still known by every member of the Nisarga Clan.

Read more about Ellaria's journey in this installment of The Sagas of Kristala.

Ellaria Keyva 

 

Special Weapons

Magic Staff

The Nisargan Magic Staff is a crucial weapon as it allows its owner to properly wield Nisargan spells and incantations. 

Rosethorne Sword

This blade gets its name from the alabaster rose at the base of its handle; its special attack momentarily stuns enemies.

Blight Shield

Abandoned during the Great Kotakayan Rebellion, this shield protects from poisonous elements in the Dalamase.

 

Symbols & Insignia

The Nisarga clan's official crest features a large Jhacanda leaf crossed from behind with the Nisargan Staff and Rosethorne sword.

The leaves featured on the crest and the green and brown tones displayed prominently in Nisargan weapons, spells, and clothing represent this clan's affinity for nature and the natural world.

 

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