Alister Adams, a human Phylactery Mage, attunes to a device.
The human kingdom was- and still is- the most powerful kingdom in the land. Humans have grown accustomed to their role as overlord, and they are all very grateful their versatility has allowed them to become the most wealthy and privileged of the races- even if they don’t act like it.
Humans have always been borrowers and innovators- They fight using a modified Elvish style magic, worship Kitsune gods, use a combination of Dwarvish and Orc combat styles, and live on a rock held aloft by Dragon magic. They always add the human touch of making it so flashy that it’s actual efficiency makes very little sense.
Humans start with the Nobles, who are incredibly well taken care of. In charge of the workings of Manzan by right of blood, they are usually good looking and friendly, but often have unusual agendas. 200 years of inbreeding has given them an unfortunate crazy streak.
Underneath is the various Police. Each district has a number of Watchers, warriors and mages intended to stop riots, enforce laws, and capture criminals. They are often use blunt weapons, hounds, and wind magic to allow them to capture offenders unharmed.
The real power is in the Phylactery Mages. Most are attached to the Palace or Chainguard, but many are attached to the police for executions and taking out criminals that the Watchers alone were unable to handle. Their power comes from a combination of loud, dangerous elements such as fire, music, electricity, or light and performance enhancing artifacts called phylacteries, which make an obnoxious humming that makes those attuned to them easy to pick out of a crowd. They are generally cocky and boisterous. Most humans dislike them, and other races have special hatred for the bastards. The ones in the Chainguard tend to be less rude, more tolerant, and less racist- it’s hard to not be nice to a Kitsune Runeblade who just saved your life seven times.
The standard human Chainguard soldier is a more humble sort, typically putting on a large metal suit and wielding a large two handed weapon such as a battle axe or Greatsword and using brutal strikes to end their foes. A few special cases called Knifepants are confident enough in their might that they head down to the chain with little more than a knife and pants, punching away at their foes and typically doing remarkably well. Any male Knifepants found with a shirt on is, on principal, accused of cheating, even he is at the market buying a meal with his family.
Humans own the good majority of farming cliffs and businesses, giving them a lot of power. However, some humans end up in poverty, where they usually end up in the services of Mattin necromancers. These humans are usually used as con artists, thieves, and meat delivery men.
Humans choose any two of the following at character creation:
+2 to any ability score.
+2 to any three skills.
Any feat as a bonus feat.