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DrifterTigra
02-08-2005, 09:06 AM
This is my first experiance to the Everquest Games. I was too young when EQ 1 came out, and I didn't get the internet untill about a year ago. I basicly know nothing about the races of Norrath, and most of the time I need to pick things apart and piece them togther. I play a Kerra. a Kerra Templar to be exact. I know nothing about teh past of my race, and I am jsut curious if someone could tell me, or give me a link where i can read up on it. It would help be a lot, and thanks. ^.^ It'd be, purrrfect!

Kamimura
02-08-2005, 10:30 AM
<DIV>In EQL the Kerra lived in a few places on Odus. Kerra Isle was their main 'city' (the isle was offshore odus), Stonebrunt Mountians had a village called Kejek, and there was a small village on an island in Erud's Crossing. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>There is a Kerra on Kerra Isle who will tell you the history of his people..:</DIV> <DIV>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Rrrrr. Many stories Falthrik has to tell. Most would not suit you, would not translate to common well but perhaps I tell you [history] of Kerrans, stories of their past and present. </DIV> <DIV> <P>You say, 'What history?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'So you wish to listen? That is good. Then sit, listen to the story of the pride. Our stories all start the same. In the beginning there was the mighty Kejaan. No one remembers the lineage of Kejaan. Many think he didn’t have one. It is said no god made him, that his spirit came from the winds and his body from the rocks. Wherever he came from his [legends] are many. <P>You say, 'What legends?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Kejaan traveled the land of Odus far and wide. He visited the splintered and fighting tribes of Kerran and gathered together his companions, Kerrans of power and knowledge. Together Kejaan and his companions tamed the wild lands of Odus. They journeyed through jungle, desert, and beach killing monsters and evil. They made the land safe for all Kerrans. This is when the [golden time] started. <P>You say, 'What golden time?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Rrrrr. The golden time. After Kejaan and his companions tamed the lands he came back to the splintered tribes. With his strength of claw and mind he [united] all the Kerran people around him, made them into a mighty civilization, made them strong and smart. <P>You say, 'What united?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Many hundreds of years the Kerran were mighty and wise. Elves, dwarves, humans, all races knew the might of Kerra. All things end though, and our empire fell eventually, our proud history and achievements torn apart and destroyed by the foul Erudites. We could have shared land but the haughty Erudites would not share so they [destroyed]. <P>You say, 'What destroyed' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Destroyed utterly. Tried to remove all trace of great Kerran works. Cities, statues, writings. All gone. Kerrans fled to this tiny island, forced to leave by Erudites. Many Kerran, many of our finest peoples, died on travel to here. Poets, warriors, shamans, children. Kerran settled here, made this little island of dirt home, continued [old <BR>customs and traditions]. <P>You say, 'What old customs and traditions?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Yes. How we live. Way we organize. In Kerran peoples magic runs greatest in the females. They grow larger and stronger. It is females who are most worshipped and revered as mothers and protectors. That is why all adult female Kerra live in inner village and all [male] live on beach. <P>You say, 'What male?' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Male Kerran smaller and quicker than female. Male Kerra make good guards. Females watch after Kerran souls and guide Kerrans, males guard Kerran safety. All Kerran understand their [place] in life. <P>You say, 'What place' <P>Falthrik Lothoro says 'Many places. Young live on beach and learn how to be shaman, guards, or tradespeople. Old live their last days on beach teaching the young. Males guard all of Kerra. Females guard the inner village, our leaders, and our spirits. It is the way of things. Rrrrr. I have talked for so long. I must eat and rest now. </P> <P>--------------</P> <P>As for the Vah Shir, they were a tribe of Kerra. They were blown up to the moon Luclin in the civil war of the Erudites, and continued to live there. Of course, the Vah Shir are all dead because Luclin was blown up.</P> <P>Now, between EQL and EQ2 im not sure on all the details for the Kerra. I know at some point the Erudites of all factions began to gather in Stonebrunt. They built a tower/temple of sorts and when the Kerra in the mountians noticed this they headed to Kerra Isle. Kerra dont trust Erudites, with good reason, so they wanted to get off Odus. The Kerra all lived on the Isle, and eventually the Erudites fiddeled around with some strange magics and made a big 'explosion'. This time though, nothing got blown to any moon, but the Kerra thought the Erudites killed all of Odus because things were still for days. When the Erudites came out again, they had their strange new appearance. A Kerra in Stonestair Byway tells that story. At some point the Kerra had to take shelter in the human cities, probably because of the cataclysms happening all over.</P> <P>Kerra of the past worshiped no Deity (Vah Shir as well), and instead were very connected to the spirit world and their ancestors spirits. Most were shaman or monk types. Now they have been infulenced by the societies around them, and some have picked up new ways. </P></DIV><p>Message Edited by Kamimura on <span class=date_text>02-08-2005</span> <span class=time_text>12:33 AM</span>