The Amazons are women warriors who hail from a group of islands in the Twin Seas, near the border
of the Great Ocean. Only the permanently snow-covered peak of Mount Karcheus breaks the expanses
of lush forests on the islands.
The Amazon people are a relatively isolated culture. Adapting over the centuries to their tropical
milieu, they have built magnificent cities in the forest canopy. These cities are an architectural
phenomenon and a source of great pride to the Amazon people. They do not follow the teachings of
the Zakarum, but instead practice a polytheistic religion that adheres to the strict principles of
Order. Their oracles long ago predicted the Dark Exile, and they have been preparing to combat it
ever since. Amazons regard the destruction of the Three Prime Evils as their destiny, ushering in a
new era when mortal men and women can at long last take their rightful place in the universe, no
longer merely playthings for the beings of the Outer Realms.
The Amazons are a seafaring people, one of the first to have made trade contact with both the
Kingdoms of the West and with Kejhistan in the East. Their prominence in the world's trade
establishment has afforded their warriors the reputation they currently enjoy as cunning strategists
and skilled combatants. They are much sought after as mercenaries, being both expert soldiers
as well as extremely loyal - as long as the assignment does not conflict with their strict sense
Their pantheon of gods consists of a well-defined hierarchy, each member upholding some segment
of the balance of Order. It is this strong sense of order that drives the Amazon people to achieve
greatness in even the smallest of their endeavors. Their prime deity is Athulua who, with her
consort, Kethryes, rules over the seasons and the weather. Under these Goddesses are a wide
assortment of lesser deities, each responsible for his or her own sphere of influence among the
Amazon people's daily life. The Amazons believe this pantheon is the remnant of the original
inhabitants that settled the islands centuries ago. According to ancient records, they share the
same names as these gods, although aspects of their personalities seem to have evolved over the
In the Amazon culture, only the women serve as warriors, their intrinsic superior dexterity and
lithe body structures are better suited to combat in the dense rainforest environs of the islands.
Their society is far from stratified, however, as men are responsible for any number of positions
in the community, government, and clergy, as well as merchant and agricultural occupations.
Traits and Abilities:
While more than competent in hand-to-hand combat, training in the jungles of her native islands
has shaped the Amazon's skill with the bow and missile weapons into one of unparalleled
excellence. With the bow, her only rivals are the Sisters of the Sightless Eye. But, unlike
her sisters in arms, the Amazon is also highly adept in the use of spears and other thrown
weapons. The powers they possess are a combination of Prime magic, Holy magic and ingenious
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