Creation19 Lunar 2611 DE
NativeMortal Systems

The Gorantin are monkey-like humanoids found in jungles across Bal-Kriav and others worlds of the Mortal Systems. They were created in the Creation War by Balthioul. There bodily design was made for jungle environments, as something to patrol the great jungles of planets under Covenant guardianship. They are an adaption of primitive apes, advanced upon to give them a thinking capacity a little shy of the average Tragaran.

In the westernmost lands of Midrêth, they can be found in the jungles of Sirketh and as far east as Ma'Ohari. They are a nomadic people with a high regard of nature, never staying long as to exhaust game and resources.

In the God Era, the Gorantin served as soldiers for Talisid and the Five Companions. As the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE) spread across many regions and worlds, they were sent to join various Covenant generals. Silvanus had one under his command in Ma'Ohari; descendants of this army are still in Ma'Ohari, the Elinwur.

When Asmodeus and his closest allies were banished, becoming Fallen Angels, a Gorantin army under Geryon was abandoned on the plains of Tadab-Hal. This now leaderless army was soon defeated with hundreds captured. The captives, thrown in shackles, were taken back to the Abyss where the fabric of this system so corrupted them that they became the first Bar-Lgura.

Gorantin are more like the Tragaran and Dulun-Khâl in their alignments, tending towards law, good and neutral.

Because they have a gorilla stature, Gorantin move faster on all fours with bursts of speed that are often unexpected by their foes. This is most useful for pummeling attacks since a weapon does not have to be drawn upon reaching the opponent. Gorantin can aptly move by brachiation, though this swinging from tree limbs is suited for jungle or dense tree growth.

Gorantin are extremely rare, with most people never having encountered them or heard of their existence. A gorantin roaming about in some city could lead to the guards called out for an "escaped zoo animal" or some believing the circus is in town. Gorantin population are concentrated in two regions, Ma'Ohari and Sirketh. In all, there may be 50,000 of them across Midrêth.

Racial Traits
Gorilla Power+8 strength, +6 constitution
Great Fortitudeas the feat (+2 on Fortitude saving throws)
Battle Sprintonce per hour a Gorantin can increase movement speed by 25% for two rounds, -2 on initiative on the first round
Wild Nature-2 Intellgience, -2 Dexterity, -2 Charisma
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